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The USCIS Has Automatically Extended Noncitizen Work Permits For 540 Days For Certain Renewal Applicants

May 9, 2022

 The USCIS Has Automatically Extended Noncitizen Work Permits For 540 Days For Certain Renewal Applicants The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) that will temporarily amend an existing regulation set forth by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This TFR will increase the automatic extension time for Employment…

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Ferrero Recall

April 20, 2022

 Ferrero Recall The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Ferrero U.S.A., Inc. will recall two of its chocolate products sold in the United States. The recalls were voluntary and were due to potential salmonella contamination. Although this recall may be disappointing or concerning to some chocolate lovers, this voluntary recall was a…

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Changes to the EB-5 Investor Visa Program

April 11, 2022

  Changes to the EB-5 Investor Visa Program The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 was recently signed into law making major changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. These changes include raising the minimum investment amount and reauthorizing the EB-5 Regional Center Program What is an EB-5 Visa? The EB-5 program is a…

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Temporary Protected Status For Ukrainians in the US

March 21, 2022

 Temporary Protected Status For Ukrainians in the US Last week, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukraine, specifically Ukrainian nationals living in the United States. The Temporary Protected Status lasts for 18 months at which time, the DHS will have the choice to either extend…

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Changes to the EB-5 Investor Visa Program

March 21, 2022

  Changes to the EB-5 Investor Visa Program The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 was recently signed into law making major changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. These changes include raising the minimum investment amount and reauthorizing the EB-5 Regional Center Program What is an EB-5 Visa? The EB-5 program is a…

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Land and Ferry Travelers to the US No Longer Need to Present a Negative COVID-19 Test to Enter

March 10, 2022

  Land and Ferry Travelers to the US No Longer Need to Present a Negative COVID-19 Test to Enter The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a minor change to travel restrictions regarding land travel and ferry ports of entry.  In December, the DHS announced that they would restrict land and ferry travel…

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New Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization for E-visa Dependent Spouses

March 10, 2022

  New Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization for E-visa Dependent Spouses   USCIS policy alert from November 12, 2021, states that the employment authorization procedure for E and L nonimmigrant dependent spouses will become automatic.   What does this change mean?   USCIS will consider E and L dependent spouses to be employment authorized for…

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The Department of Homeland Security Has Announced Tighter Travel Restrictions for 2022

March 10, 2022

  The Department of Homeland Security Has Announced Tighter Travel Restrictions for 2022 The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that they will tighten COVID-19 travel restrictions on travelers from Mexico and Canada at land ports of entry (POEs) and ferry terminals.  As you can read about in our last article about the November…

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H-1B Visa Denials Dropped In 2021

March 10, 2022

  H-1B Visa Denials Dropped In 2021 H-1B Visa application denial rates have dropped significantly in 2021 with only 4% of applications being denied. This was down from a denial rate of 13% in the year before. The H-1B visa is an employment-based, temporary work, non-immigrant visa. This visa offers companies the opportunity to bring…

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Manufacturing SMEs are Among the Hardest Hit by the Supply Chain Problems

March 10, 2022

  Manufacturing SMEs are Among the Hardest Hit by the Supply Chain Problems All across the world over the last several months, supply chain problems have hit many industries hard. Some of the most famous examples of this include Chick-Fil-A being short on sauces and Wingstop running low on chicken wings. But those are just…

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