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USCIS Launches Eligible to Naturalize Dashboard

September 27, 2022|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

September 17-23 marked Citizenship Day and Constitution Week at United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The agency reports that over 19,000 new citizens were sworn in during the week, including at Citizenship Day-themed ceremonies around the country. In addition, USCIS launched a new Eligible to Naturalize Dashboard on its website. The Dashboard displays data […]

Asylum Seekers Paraded about for Political Points

September 26, 2022|Contributed by: Ryland Warner

Border state governors ignited a political spectacle this year by shipping human beings from the U.S. border into areas like Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago.[1] The individuals they loaded onto busses had come to the United States from all over the world to seek protection from war, terrorism, starvation, cruel socialist dictators, and […]

Temporary Protected Status for Burma

September 26, 2022|Contributed by: Luke Niermann

On September 26, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced both an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Burma through May 25, 2024, and a redesignation of TPS for eligible individuals. TPS is a temporary benefit that is offered in select circumstances when extraordinary and temporary conditions prevent individuals from a particular country […]

Round 3 Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Wastage FAQ

September 26, 2022|Contributed by: Joseph & Hall P.C.

Round 3 Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Wastage FAQ 1. Why are we suing? We are looking to assist individuals who have filed employment-based adjustment of status cases who are facing delayed adjudications and who were ready to process, but skipped over in the most recent fiscal year. Plaintiffs in this case will be those who had […]

DV-2022 Tbilisi Litigation FAQ

September 6, 2022|Contributed by: Joseph & Hall P.C.

DV-2022 Tbilisi Litigation FAQ Why are we suing? We are looking to assist individuals who have been selected in the DV-2022 program and have submitted all required documentation but are unable to get the State Department to complete processing on the case. This case is for DV-2022 selectees who have already been interviewed and have […]

DV-2022 Montreal Litigation FAQ

September 6, 2022|Contributed by: Joseph & Hall P.C.

DV-2022 Montreal Litigation FAQ Why are we suing? We are looking to assist individuals who have been selected in the DV-2022 program and have submitted all required documentation but are unable to get the State Department to complete processing on the case. This case is for DV-2022 selectees who have already been interviewed and have […]

What’s Next for Afghans in the U.S.?

August 25, 2022|Contributed by: Ryland Warner

It has been just over a year since the United States withdrew from Afghanistan and the country subsequently fell into Taliban control. Over 76,000 Afghan citizens were able to escape the country into the United States, but their futures in this country are all but clear. In the chaos of the evacuation, the Afghans that […]

Naturalization and Military Members

August 24, 2022|Contributed by: Luke Niermann

Noncitizens who have served in the U.S. military may be eligible to apply for naturalization under special provisions of the law. For many of these current or former members of the military, some of the naturalization requirements applicable to the general public may not apply in their cases. Recently, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services […]

USCIS Concludes FY2023 H-1B Selections

August 23, 2022|Contributed by: Zachary New

Without much fanfare, USCIS has concluded selections for the FY2023 H-1B lottery.  Attorneys and companies that have registered individuals for the H-1B lottery in March of 2022 began to receive “not selected” notices around Saturday, August 20th, and it does not appear that any individual who was not selected in the initial lottery received a […]

Much Touted BFD Not Yet Yielding Results for U Visa Applicants

August 22, 2022|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

According to the USCIS Ombudsman’s 2022 Annual Report, through the end of fiscal year 2020, the agency was taking 54.3 months to review U visa applications for immigrant victims of certain crimes. With the goal of conducting initial reviews of U visa applications more efficiently and providing eligible victims with employment authorization and deferred action […]

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