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On Tuesday, April 20, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for May 2021.    The May Visa Bulletin reveals limited-to-moderate forward movement in the Final Action Dates in the EB-2, EB-3, and Other Workers categories for individuals born in China (PRC) and India. There was also some limited-to-moderate forward movement in Dates for Filing in the EB-2, EB-3, and Other Workers categories for individuals born in China […]

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 February 24, 2021, US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) expanded the availability of premium processing services (15-day adjudication) to include E-3 nonimmigrant petitions.  The E-3 nonimmigrant classification is reserved for Australian citizens working in a specialty occupation on a temporary basis in the U.S.  A  position is generally considered to be a specialty occupation if […]

On Tuesday February 2, 2021, President Biden signed three executive orders rescinding previous policies that were implemented under the Trump administration.  The new executive orders aim to reunify families separated by President Trump’s border enforcement policies, while establishing a more welcoming tone in America’s immigration policy and seeking solutions for the root causes of […]