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As of Monday, December 7, 2020, pursuant to federal court order, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has begun accepting both new and renewal DACA applications as well as applications for advance parole based on DACA per the policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017. Moreover, the USCIS will be extending grants of deferred action […]

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 […]

On November 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would prioritize allocation of H-1B visas under the next Fiscal Year H-1B Quota based on the wage level of the offered position. The stated goal of the regulation is to fulfill President Trump’s order for DHS to take action to […]