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    TPS Registration Deadline for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone is August 18, 2015

    10 August, 2015

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015, is the deadline for eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in one of those three countries) to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This deadline marks the end of DHS’ 90-day extension of the initial registration period. The TPS designations for […]

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    Resources on Texas v. United States, the Lawsuit Challenging DAPA and DACA Expansion

    28 July, 2015

    DHS filed a memo dated 7/14/15 explaining the actions it is taking to retrieve 500 3-year EADs that were approved and mailed prior to the injunction, returned to USCIS as undeliverable, and subsequently re-mailed after the injunction. Read More

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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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