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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 […]

On January 25th, President Biden issued Presidential Proclamation 10143, which renewed travel restrictions on travelers to the United States who have been present in the Schengen area of Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, China, or Brazil within the 14 days prior to boarding a flight to the United States. He also expanded the travel restriction […]

Investors seeking U.S. permanent residency via the EB-5 process face increasingly extended delays due to extensive processing times for their immigrant petitions (Form I-526) by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS).  USCIS has alleged that it is within its discretion to further prolong Form I-526 processing times, which can currently be up to 68.5 months.  A group of 22 EB-5 investors recently obtained an important victory from a U.S. federal […]