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  • DHS Begins Limited Implementation of DACA under Final Rule

    On October 31, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented their final rule to preserve and fortify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This means that DACA is now based on a formal regulation, thereby preserving and fortifying the program while the program remains the subject of litigation in court. Previously, DACA was based […]
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  • USCIS Committed to Removing Barriers to Naturalization for U.S. Service Members

    With Veterans Day nearly upon us, USCIS has announced that it will be hosting several Veterans Day-themed naturalization ceremonies across the nation, exclusive to veterans, service members, and military spouses looking to become U.S. citizens. Over 3,900 naturalization candidates composed of U.S. military, veterans, and their families will take the Oath of Allegiance in 50 […]
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  • Immigrant Visa Processing & Adjustment of Status Applications

    Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli shares updates on immigrant visa processing and adjustment of status applications. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through January 24, 2023, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors.  Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in certain requests or notices before taking any action, if the request […]
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  • Help is On the Way for U.S. Visa Appointments!

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, visa processing has been very slow. Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, shares updates from the Department of State and other insights for changes on the horizon. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today, we’d love to hear from you.
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  • USCIS Awards $20 Million to Citizenship and Integration Grants

    On September 29, 2022, USCIS awarded nearly $20 million in grants to 66 organizations in 35 states to help prepare lawful permanent residents (LPRs) and those with a clear pathway to lawful permanent residency for naturalization. These grants were made possible thanks to funding provided by Congress, which doubled the funding available for fiscal year […]
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  • October 2022 Visa Bulletin

    The US Department of State has released its Visa Bulletin For October 2022. Berardi Immigration Law Partner, Jennifer Behm, has more in the video below. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Extension of Temporary Waiver of 60-Day Rule for Civil Surgeon Signatures on Form I-693

    USCIS recently announced that it is extending its temporary waiver of the requirement that civil surgeons must sign Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record) no more than 60 days before an individual applies for the underlying immigration benefit, including Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), through March 31, […]
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  • USCIS Extending Green Card Validity for I-90 Applicants

    USCIS recently announced that it is extending the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) from 12 months to 24 months now for lawful permanent residents who file Form I-90 (Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card) to renew an expiring or expired Green Card. This extension became effective on September 26, 2022.  […]
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  • What Does USCIS Do on a Daily Basis?

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). USCIS oversees lawful immigration to the United States by handling all immigration and naturalization forms. On an average day, USCIS: Adjudicates more than 28,000 requests for various immigration benefits. Processes 3,100 applications to sponsor relatives and future spouses. Analyzes […]
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