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  • Biden Administration Announces New “Uniting for Ukraine” Program

    On April 21st, President Biden announced a new program known as “Uniting for Ukraine” in order to create a more streamlined and efficient process for Ukrainian refugees seeking safety in the United States. The program kicks off today, Monday, April 25, 2022.  The program has a goal of welcoming as many as 100,000 Ukrainian refugees […]
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  • DOS Guidance on National Interest Exceptions to Visa Bans Under Presidential Proclamations

    Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052 suspended the entry of certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants to the United States through December 31, 2020. Both proclamations provide exceptions for individuals whose entry to the U.S. would be “in the national interest” according to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their designees; however, the proclamations provided […]
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  • Visa Bulletin, Priority Dates, & PERMs

    In PERM green card cases, you might often hear the term “priority date.”  So what exactly is that, and how does it relate to the Visa Bulletin? Well, the number of employment-based green cards issued each year is limited to a statutory threshold. Since there are more people who apply than the number of immigrant visas […]
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