Asylum Wait Times Reduced

President Biden has proposed significantly reducing wait times for those seeking asylum.  The reduction in waiting could be measured in years and will greatly enhance the labor market. The administration’s new policy will streamline the asylum process by proposing that U.S. Citzenship and Immigration Services Read More …

Diversity Visa Lottery Update

Last month, a federal court ordered the issuance of 9,095 diversity visas that had been reserved in 2020. The winners of the 2020 diversity visa lottery had been in limbo since the previous administration issued a proclamation that ended all processing of applications. A lawsuit Read More …

Afghan Refugee Airlift

The largest airlift in United States history has rescued over 117,500 people out of Afghanistan. The Pentagon expects to begin the resettlement process by housing approximately 25,000 Afghan Refugees at four military bases. However, hundreds of thousands of Afghans who wish to leave their country Read More …

VETERANS WILL RETURN HOME

Veterans and their families, deported during the previous administration, are coming home to the United States. President Biden announced plans Friday to bring thousands of deported veterans and their family members back to the United States. The president said that deporting these veterans “failed to Read More …

H-1B and H-2B Immigration Updates

H-1B Petitions USCIS announced this week that it will begin to accept resubmitted 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions that had been previously rejected or closed simply because the requested start date of employment was later than October 1, 2020. Petitions are due October, 1, 2021. Please Read More …

Biden Moves To Reform ICE

The Biden administration will soon release its budget for the Department of Homeland Security. Secretary Mayorkas recently stated that his agency would close two ICE detention centers as part of the administration’s plans to reform ICE.  President Biden’s first days in office were marked by Read More …

Haiti TPS Redesignated

Secretary Mayorkas redesignated Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The new TPS designation will last for 18 months. Haitans living in the United States by May 21, 2021 will become eligible to apply for TPS. Applications may be submitted following the Federal Register’s notice which Read More …

H-2B Visa Expansion

The Biden administration announced today an increase of 22,000 visas for the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker program for the fiscal year 2021.  The new policy will help U.S. based businesses and employers that need more workers. It also benefits workers from Central America and the Read More …