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The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) provides an updated ‘processing times’ in table form, with information on FY2021 third quarterly completions; April 2021 to June 2021. These figures indicate the time that it takes from the date the case is received at AAO coming from the Service Center or District Office to completion.

AAO Processing Times were released with processing dates as of 7/2/21. If you filed an appeal, please review the link below to determine the applicable processing time associated with your particular case.

Note: Starting with the January 2017 Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times Report, the AAO has changed how it presents processing time data. The AAO will now provide, by form type, the total number of case completions for the fiscal year quarter and the percentage completed within 180 days, cases completed divided by their projected case goal.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a national webinar on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, between 2:00 to 3:00 pm (Eastern). This webinar will provide an overview of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia, including an explanation of eligibility requirements and filing tips. USCIS will respond to questions submitted in advance or via chat function during the webinar. They will not answer case-specific questions.

To Register for this webinar:

  1. Visit our webinar registration page.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS.gov) announced on Monday, July 19th that they have extended and re-designated Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months! They will be publishing a Federal Register Notice (FRN) extending and re-designating Somalia for TPS for 18 months, from September 18, 2021, through March 17, 2023.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “Through the extension and re-designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status, the United States will be able to offer safety and protection to Somalis who may not be able to return to their country, due to ongoing conflict and a worsening humanitarian crisis,”!

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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; North Carolina, North Dakota and Ohio!

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 – Green Card

If my permanent residence card has expired, do I need a visa? Or is it possible to renew my permanent residence?

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a national webinar on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, between 2:00 to 3:00 pm (Eastern). This webinar will provide an overview of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen, including an explanation of eligibility requirements and filing tips. USCIS will respond to questions submitted in advance or via chat function during the webinar. They will not answer case-specific questions.

To Register for this webinar:

  1. Visit our webinar registration page.

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, July 23, 2021. Act now and submit your questions!

The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin.

Click the link to view the August 2021 Visa Bulletin

The monthly Visa Bulletin has changed. The bulletin now summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during the reported month for: “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center using Consular Processing (outside of the US) or file on their own with USCIS Form I-485 (within the US).

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS.gov) announced on Wednesday, July 7th that they have extended and re-designated Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months! They published “Extension and Redesignation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status” as a Federal Register Notice (FRN) extending and re-designating Yemen for TPS for 18 months, from Sept. 4, 2021, through March 3, 2023.

Please view this USCIS News Release for more details: DHS Publishes Federal Register Notice Extending and Re-Designating Yemen for Temporary Protected Status

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