The United States and Mexico have made a deal that Venezuelans who came into the U.S. illegally can be expelled to Mexico under Title 42. Title 42 is a World War II-era public health order that prohibits entry into the United States if they believe it could introduce communicable diseases into the country and has been used by the U.S. since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March of 2020. 

For further details please review the Border Report News Article, “Venezuelans expelled from U.S. decide next steps in Mexico“. 

Update: Process for Venezuelans

USCIS announced on Monday, October 24th, that they were extending the Flexibilities that they originally announced in March 2020. These flexibilities are for responding to certain requests from the USCIS, some are listed below: 

  • Requests for Evidence; 
  • Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14); 

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has created a document online on their research library listing all the 2022 USCIS form updates in reverse chronological order! This document lists updates of all forms issued by USCIS! Note: check the USCIS website for the latest updates and correct version of USCIS forms! 

Please review AILA Research Library document: 2022 USCIS Forms Updates 

 | Dated September 14, 2022

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Question #1 – Advance Parole (AP) 

If my Advance Parole is about to expire and I do not plan to travel outside of the US within the next year, do I have to renew it? 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has provided the PowerPoint presentation and talking points from the October 19th engagement on the EB-5 program. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program updates include discussions of the Integrity Act, staffing, digitally scanning, some filing tips, and more. 


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.

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 4, 2022. Act now and submit your questions!

On Monday, October 21st, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported the designation of Ethiopia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Individuals eligible for TPS under this designation must have continuously resided in the United States since October 20, 2022. 

Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “Ethiopian nationals currently residing in the U.S. who cannot safely return due to conflict-related violence and a humanitarian crisis involving severe food shortages, flooding, drought, and displacement, will be able to remain and work in the United States until conditions in their home country improve.” 

For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “DHS Designates Ethiopia for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months”. 

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On Wednesday, October 12th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new process for Venezuelans outside of the United States to apply for a temporary period of parole. This new process for Venezuelans will give them a lawful and streamlined way to come to the United States. The procedure is completely available online and will allow for case-by-case consideration. 

For further details please review the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) News Alert, “USCIS Implements New Process for Venezuelans“. 

Updated USCIS Web Page (10/18/22):  Process for Venezuelans

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