Category: Client Alerts

Fifth Circuit Affirms Ruling to Vacate Obama Administration’s DACA Program

October 6, 2022 – Late yesterday, in a disappointing but not unexpected ruling, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the ruling by a Texas judge that vacated the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and barred new applicants. The DACA program was instituted in 2012, and protects young immigrants, …

USCIS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela; Extends Current EADs through September 9, 2023 & Allows Beneficiaries to Retain TPS and EADs Until March 2024

September 7, 2022 – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice describing how beneficiaries under Venezuela’s existing TPS designation can re-register to retain TPS and renew their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). This extension allows beneficiaries to retain TPS and EADs until March 2024. …

Biden Administration Announces New Process to Welcome Ukrainians Seeking Refuge in the U.S.

April 21, 2022 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a new streamlined process – “Uniting for Ukraine” – that will provide opportunities for Ukrainian citizens who have fled the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis to apply for humanitarian parole in the United States.

In its

DHS Designates Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 Months

March 16, 2022 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the designation of Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. TPS will apply only to those Afghan nationals residing in the United States as of March 15, 2022 and who otherwise qualify for TPS.

In its …

USCIS Announces Initial H-1B Cap Registration for FY 2023 To Run March 1-18

January 31, 2022 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Friday that the initial registration period for fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap numbers will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through noon Eastern on March 18, 2022. In a statement, USCIS outlined:

“During this period, …