The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), a sub-agency of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), launched its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Public Access Link (PAL), which will allow users to submit and check the status of requests, download records and browse the FOIA reading room! It will also allow correspond with the EOIR FOIA Service Center and will allow users to pay their required fees online.

From this portal, you will be able to:

  • Submit a FOIA/PA request

The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. There is a cap limit of 33,000 for the first half of the fiscal year and 33,000 for the second half for a total of 66,000 per year. If the cap is not reached during the first half of the fiscal year, the extra numbers are then made available for the second half.

The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2022 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (8/26/21); 13,638 beneficiaries have been approved and 2,175 are pending for a total of 15,813.

The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2022 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (8/26/21); 0 beneficiaries have been approved and 0 are pending for a total of 0.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) will require COVID-19 vaccinations for applicants applying for Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) or Refugee Status starting Friday, October 1,2021. COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for applicants applying for LPR or Refugee Status! All LPR and Refugee Status applicants who receive their medical examination from a Civil Surgeon or Panel Physician on or after October 1, 2021, must complete the COVID-19 vaccine series and provide documentation of vaccination being completed.

Source of Information:

AILA (AILA.org), 8/25/21, AILA Doc. No. 21082507:

“The basic bargain of America is that no matter who you are, where you come from or what you look like, if you work hard & play by the rules, you can make it.” — Former Dept. of Labor Secretary Tom Perez

The Labor Day holiday in United States is celebrated the first Monday in September. Labor Day was really created by the national labor movements to celebrate the American worker and their achievements, both social and economic! Each of us that work every day, immigrant or citizen, this is our celebration! For more information about the history of Labor Day review the Department of Labor’s (DOL) web page, “History of Labor Day“.

MVP Law Group would like to thank workers worldwide for their contributions to our society!

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Question #1 – Employment Based Green Card Sponsorship

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

USCIS held a webinar on Wednesday, August 25th, on TPS for Burma (Myanmar), Haiti, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen! Below is the link to the results of the Webinar; copy of the webinar Q&A and copy of the PowerPoint Presentation, both files are 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, September 3, 2021. Act now and submit your questions!

USCIS reminds their clients that if your address changed you should also update it with them! You should update your address with USCIS to ensure you receive all correspondence and benefits without delay and avoid possible interruptions related to your case. Changing your address with just the USPS could cause delays and will not officially change it with the USCIS.

Please review the link below to see if you fall into one of the categories that must keep their address updated! This link will also explain how to change your address with the USCIS.

How to Change Your Address

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a national webinar on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, between 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Eastern). This webinar will provide an overview of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Burma (Myanmar), Haiti, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and 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.
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