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Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Sudan

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Due to the ongoing armed conflict and the continuation of extraordinary conditions in Sudan, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Sudan for an additional 18 months, effective November 3, 2014, through May 2, 2016. (more…)

EB-2 India: Retrogression Expected

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

The State Department has released the October Visa Bulletin showing the Employment-Based Second Preference (EB-2) Category for India with a priority date of May 1, 2009. Based on current demand, it is expected that the priority date could retrogress as far back as 2005, possibly as early as November. The high number of Indian-born applicants “upgrading” their filings from EB-3 to EB-2 is a major factor in the impending retrogression. (more…)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) FAQs and How To Guides Now Available in Multiple Languages

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

On September 15, 2014, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has released “Frequently Asked Questions” and “How Do I” guides for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Please visit Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  and follow the links for the new multilingual guides. These may also be accessed in Spanish at www.uscis.gov/acciondiferida. (more…)

Immigrant Visas for EB-5 China Depleted

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

EB-5 Immigrant Visas for Chinese nationals have been depleted through fiscal year 2014, but remain current for the new fiscal year beginning October 1. However, based on the assumption that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) will continue to approve EB-5 cases at the current rate, it is predicted that a cut-off date will be imposed during the second half of the fiscal year, possibly as early as May 2015. (more…)