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  • Syrian Temporary Protected Status Extended Again

    Syrian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended and redesignated until March 31, 2024. Those already holding Syrian TPS must apply for the extension of their status and employment authorization (if desired) during the 60-day registration period beginning August 1, 2022, and running through September 30, 2022. Employment authorization will be automatically extended until September... Continue Reading
    August 2, 2022
  • Venezuela Temporary Protected Status Extended for Additional 18 Months

    Temporary protected status (TPS) for Venezuelans already in the United States has been extended until March 10, 2024. Venezuelan TPS was first announced by Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas in March 2021 due to the country’s severe political and economic crisis. That status was set to expire on September 9, 2022,... Continue Reading
    July 12, 2022
  • Deferral of Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians

    President Joe Biden has extended Deferral of Enforced Departure (DED) and employment authorization for Liberians until June 30, 2024. Accordingly, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will publish instructions regarding the implementation in the Federal Register. Because of armed conflict, civil strife and Ebola, Liberians were granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in 1991. By 2007,... Continue Reading
    June 29, 2022
  • How to Calculate EAD Automatic Extensions

    Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) extensions are confusing. Before you can figure out whether one of the various extensions applies, you need to identify the EAD category. Certain EAD applicants are entitled to 180-day automatic extensions if they have pending, timely filed EAD renewal applications. The code on the face of the expired EAD indicates eligibility.... Continue Reading
    June 24, 2022
  • U.S. Supreme Court Deals Blow to California’s Private Attorneys General Act

    Bilateral arbitration agreements governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) may require arbitration of California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims on an individual basis only, the U.S. Supreme Court has held. Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, No. 20-1573 (June 15, 2022). The Court’s decision overrules the California’s Supreme Court decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transp....
    June 16, 2022
  • Air Travelers No Longer Required to Present Negative COVID-19 Test

    As of 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2022, passengers flying to the United States from abroad will no longer need to present a negative COVID-19 test to board (or prove that they have recovered from COVID-19 within the prior 90 days). Non-U.S. citizens, including those entering on temporary visas (with limited exceptions), must still show proof that... Continue Reading…
    June 13, 2022
  • Air Travelers No Longer Required to Present Negative COVID-19 Test

    As of 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2022, passengers flying to the United States from abroad will no longer need to present a negative COVID-19 test to board (or prove that they have recovered from COVID-19 within the prior 90 days). Non-U.S. citizens, including those entering on temporary visas (with limited exceptions), must still... Continue Reading
    June 10, 2022
  • Fleeing Ukrainians to Get More Help From United States

    The United States has joined many European countries that are opening their doors and offering humanitarian assistance to fleeing Ukrainians. Ireland, Great Britain and Canada have all started private sponsorship programs for Ukrainians. That assistance is not necessarily a one-way street. Easing the way for incoming Ukrainians may help those nations deal with their own... Continue Reading
    March 25, 2022
  • FY 2023 Cap H-1B Registration Process and New Attestation

    As the cap H-1B registration process for fiscal year (FY) 2023 closes, and the lottery is about to begin, this might be a good time to look back at the results of the cap registrations from past fiscal years. In FY 2020, 274,237 H-1B registrations were filed and 124,415 were selected to fill the 85,000... Continue Reading
    March 17, 2022
  • Sudan and South Sudan Temporary Protected Status Extended for 18 Months

    Consistent with the Biden Administration’s extensions for other countries, the Department of Homeland Security announced an 18-month extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for both Sudan and South Sudan due to conditions in those countries that temporarily prevent their nationals from returning safely. The specifics for South Sudan are published in the Federal... Continue Reading
    March 4, 2022

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