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Cameroonian F-1 Students May Apply for Employment Authorization

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Due to the ongoing crises in Cameroon, DHS is suspending certain requirements for F-1 status holders from Cameroon. This includes anyone with Cameroonian citizenship regardless of their country of birth. Any Cameroonian F-1 students who are facing severe economic hardship due the crises in Cameroon may request employment authorization, work an increased number of hours, […]

USCIS Implements Premium Processing for Certain Pending I-140 Applications

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USCIS is now offering premium processing for certain I-140 applicants whose applications are pending. This only includes applicants who have a pending I-140 under an E13 multinational executive or manager classification or applicants who have a pending I-140 under an E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a […]

Nationals of Cameroon allowed to apply for Temporary Protected Status due to ongoing turmoil in their home country

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary legal status established by Congress as part of the Immigration Act of 1990, for people from designated countries fleeing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or other extraordinary circumstances that prevent them from safely returning to their home countries. On April 15, 2022, the Biden Administration announced a new 18-month […]

USCIS Working to Simplify Online Case Processing System

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USCIS is working towards improving and simplifying its current online case processing system. This comes as part of their goal to improve transparency, efficiency, and customer service. These changes will help customers get quicker responses to their questions and inquiries on the website. With the new changes, customers can immediately find the processing time for […]

USCIS Temporarily Extends Automatic Extensions of Work Permits Up to 540 Days

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USCIS issued a temporary final rule that increases the automatic extension period  for employment authorization documents from 180 days to 540 days. This rule is in response to the enormous backlog that USCIS has faced with issuing EADs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has caused staffing shortages, shutdowns, and reduced capacity which ahs […]

DHS Announces New Measures to Better Serve Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Travelers

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new measures to better serve all Americans, regardless of their gender identity. Through technology updates, process changes, and expanded partnerships, TSA and CBP are improving their screening procedures and ensuring they are conducted in a manner that respects the dignity of each individual. These measures are part of […]

DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine and Sudan

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Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced the 18-month designation of Ukraine for TPS and the 18-month designation of Sudan for TPS. The registration process for both countries begins on April 19, 2022. All individuals who want to request TPS under the designation of Ukraine or Sudan must file an application. To be eligible under the Ukraine designation, individuals […]

Online Filing For DACA

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that individuals who previously received deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may now file Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, online. “The expansion of online filing is a priority for USCIS as we make our operations more efficient and effective for the […]