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Question #1 – Green Card – Employment Based Immigration

Does anyone with an Advanced Degree qualify for an EB-2 Category I-140?

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 May 2, 2022

On Thursday, April 21st the United States announced President Biden to Announce Uniting for Ukraine, a New Streamlined Process to Welcome Ukrainians Fleeing Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine. The program is called Uniting for Ukraine has been setup to help fulfill President Biden’s commitment to welcome displaced Ukrainians into the United States. These displaced Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who live outside of the United States will be able to stay in the U.S. temporarily for a two-year period of immigration parole.

For more information please review the USCIS News Alert, “USCIS Provides Information on Uniting for Ukraine

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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, May 6, 2022. Act now and submit your questions!

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced on Thursday, March 31, 2022, that they would be adding 35,000 additional H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. These additional visas will be set aside for U.S. employers seeking to employ qualified workers on or after April 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2022. 

23,500 of these additional visas will be available for returning workers, who received an H-2B visa or were otherwise granted H-2B status, during one of the last three fiscal years, the remaining 11,500 visas are for nationals of Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. For more information please review the USCIS News Release, “DHS and DOL to Supplement the H-2B Cap with Additional Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year 2022”. 

 
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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.

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 – Naturalization

If my application for naturalization is denied by the USCIS, can I re-apply and how soon?

On Thursday, April 14, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were designating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Cameroon for 18 months. This designation of TPS is based upon extreme violence perpetrated by government forces and armed separatists, and a rise in attacks led by Boko Haram in Cameroon making return un-safe. Individuals eligible for TPS under this designation must have continuously resided in the United States since April 14, 2022. *USCIS  

For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “Secretary Mayorkas Designates Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months“. 

  
Background:  

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, April 22, 2022. Act now and submit your questions!

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