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The U.S. Department for Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the automatic extension of the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to October 4, 2021, for citizens of El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal with Temporary Protected Status (TPS).   The Trump Administration has sought to terminate the TPS Program for these countries, recently winning a case […]

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently announced a rulemaking proposal that would permit biometric data collection at all U.S. port of departures. Since 2004, the U.S. has collected biometric data from certain foreign nationals entering the country through U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) air, sea, and land per locations. However, to date, there is not a comprehensive system in place to collect biometric […]

On Monday, November 30, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order that upholds U.S. Department of Homeland Security rules providing F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization eligibility for F-1 students and 24-month STEM OPT extensions of work authorization for F-1 students who graduated from qualifying STEM degree […]