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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for April 2021.    The April Visa Bulletin shows fairly significant movement in the Final Action Dates in the EB-1 category for individuals born in China (PRC) and India, rendering the EB-1 category current for all countries of birth. There was also  modest forward movement in Final Action Dates in the EB-2, EB-3, and […]

Since March 20, 2020, the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian governments have collaborated in restricting non-essential travel across their shared land borders. These restrictions were subsequently extended multiple times, and on March 19, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced another extension of these restrictions for Canada and Mexico.  Per the most recent announcement, the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico land […]

On March 9, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will no longer defend the 2019 Public Charge Final Rule, stating that further defense of the rule “is neither in the public interest nor an efficient use of limited government resources. Consistent with that decision, the Department of Justice will no longer pursue appellate review of judicial […]

On March 9, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), effective immediately. For a period of 18 months, citizens and nationals of Venezuela who are granted TPS are eligible to remain in the United States irrespective of their current or prior U.S. immigration status. In addition, TPS beneficiaries can obtain work authorization in the form of Employment Authorization Documents […]