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You can now check USCIS processing times online at the USCIS web site. All you need to enter is your form number, and the office processing your case. USCIS has made processing times easier to understand and provide a more realistic date range.

Check Case Processing Times

The processing time range is how long it is taking for USCIS to process your type of case from the date they received it. USCIS processes cases in the order they receive them, and they normally update this information monthly. The estimated time range displayed is based on data captured over the last two months.

USCIS announced that as of November 29th, all applicants eligible to file for TPS under one of the current designations may file online for Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Before this the option to file Form I-821 online was only available to initial TPS applicants from certain countries. 

Here is the list of countries which are currently designated for TPS: 

  • Burma (Myanmar) 
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USCIS has provided the Power Point Presentation from a local outreach event on the “H-1B visa program” they held on 11/19/21. This event provided an overview of the H-1B visa program, including eligibility criteria, filing fees, change of status, process overview, and much more.

Please view this AILA Document for more details: USCIS Provides Presentation on the H-1B Visa Program

 
USCIS Power Point Presentation – PDF

The American Immigration Council (AIC) has released all fifty states and the District of Columbia, for a total of fifty-one updated state-by-state fact sheets highlighting immigration data and facts. These fact sheets highlight the demographic and economic impact of Immigrants in each state.

With national immigration policy being discussed, we thought that it would be a good time to provide some statistics on the Immigrant population in the United States as provided by this AIC research. Once a week we will be posting a blog with information on three states at a time. This week we will highlight; South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas!

The AIC has compiled research which shows that Immigrants are an essential part of each of these states’ economy, labor force and tax base. As our economy continues to grow, Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. As United States economic continues to grow, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping the economic and political future of each of these states.

MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of this site, and the sending or receipt of this information, does not create an attorney-client relationship between us. Therefore, your communication with us through this forum will not be considered as privileged or confidential.

Question #1 – Family Based Immigration

Do I need to change my I-130 petition if I filed for my relative as a LPR, but now I have become a US Citizen?

USCIS has provided the Power Point Presentation from the webinar on “DED for Certain Hong Kong Residents” they held on 11/3/21. This webinar provided an overview DED, including an explanation of eligibility requirements and filing tips. USCIS experts also responded to questions submitted in advance and via chat during this webinar! 

Please view this AILA Document for more details: USCIS Provides Presentation from Webinar on DED for Certain Hong Kong Residents 

USCIS Power Point Presentation – PDF 

We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those questions and provide the Q&A on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

If you have a burning question, are seeking assistance with a difficult immigration related case, wish to discuss your views on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, DREAMers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, priority dates, the monthly visa bulletin, adjustment applications, etc., please contact us by submitting your question/comment/viewpoint in our comment box provided on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

Our next “Q & A Forum” will take place this Friday, November 26, 2021. Act now and submit your questions!

President Biden held a live meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House on Thursday, November 18. 2021. This is the first North American Leadership summit in five years. The White House meeting will include a wide range of issues important to each country! 

Please view this UPI News Article for more information and the list of issues: Biden to meet Canada’s Trudeau, Mexico’s AMLO in 1st ‘three amigos’ summit in 5 years 

 
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