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    Extension and Redesignation of the Syrian Arab Republic for Temporary Protected Status

    7 January, 2015

    Great news! TPS will not only be extended for Syrians who already obtained this status, but also opened up to those who entered more recently. The announcement should be official on Monday, but here is the pre-publication from the federal register: Continue reading →

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    Executive Actions on Immigration

    21 November, 2014

    On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation. These initiatives include: […]

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    Registering and Enlisting in the United States Military for Immigrants – FAQs

    18 November, 2014

    This new resource answers some common questions about the U.S. Military for immigrants. It explains which immigrants must register with the Selective Service, which are eligible to enlist in the U.S. Military, and specifically addresses the requirements for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Registering and Enlisting in the United States Military for Immigrants

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    State Department releases instructions on applying for DV-2016 Program

    15 October, 2014

    On September 24, 2014, the Department of State (DOS) released instructions on how to apply for the diversity visa (DV) 2016 program. Entries for the DV-2016 DV program must be submitted electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov by noon EST (GMT-5), Monday, November 3, 2014. The agency warned: “Do not wait until the last week of the registration […]

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    Ebola Outbreak-related Immigration Relief Measures to Nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Currently in the United States

    29 August, 2014

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USCIS offers relief measures to nationals of those three countries who are currently in the United States. Immigration relief measures that may be available if requested include: Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United […]

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    DHS announces daca renewal process

    7 July, 2014

    The first Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Approvals Will Begin to Expire in September 2014. To avoid a lapse in the period of deferral and employment authorization, individuals must file renewal requests before the expiration of their current period of DACA. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages requestors to submit their renewal requests […]

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