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
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
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
Visitors from the United States will soon be permitted to travel to Europe once again. With new COVID cases decreasing in much of Europe, the European Union has agreed to reopen its borders to some visitors this summer. In order to enter freely, a visitor
The European Union created the Schengen Area as an area without internal borders. All members of the European Union can enjoy open borders throughout much of the continent. This permits EU residents, citizens and visitors from abroad to travel freely within most of the continent.
The Biden administration will postpone raising prevailing wage rates for the H-1B, H-1B1, E-3 and the PERM programs. The new wage rates was to have taken effect on May 14, 2021. However, the new rates won’t become effective until November 14, 2022. In addtion the
The Biden administration announced last week that biometric services appointments may be resecheduled by calling the USCIS. This is a helpful change in policy which will increase efficiency and streamline the process required for the review of many petitions. When someone files an application or
The legal immigration system took a big step forward last week when the Biden administration announced the return of the International Entrepreneur (IE) parole program. The program helps foreign national entrepreneurs and start-ups create new jobs and opportunities. The IE program grants foreign entrepreneurs lawful
A los trabajadores extranjeros temporales se les permitirá una vez más la entrada a los Estados Unidos. Las visas de empleo habían sido prohibidas por la administración anterior con el pretexto de que la economía necesitaba protección de los trabajadores extranjeros debido a la pandemia.
Temporary foreign workers will once again be permitted entry into the United States. Employment visas had been banned by the prior administration under the pretext that the economy needed protection from foreign workers due to the pandemic. However, the Biden administration has now lifted the