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  • Non-Citizens’ Work Permits Extended in Rule Aimed at Backlog

    The Department of Homeland Security will temporarily expand the automatic extension period for certain applicants seeking to renew employment authorization documents to a year and a half in draft regulations released Tuesday. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • DHS Planning to End Title 42

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently announced that it would be ending Title 42, a deportation policy that was previously put into place by former President Trump. Title 42 gives the government the power to deport or expel migrants due to public health emergencies. This policy was used during the COVID-19 pandemic to […]
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  • DHS Announces How to Apply for the “Uniting for Ukraine” Program

    After announcing the Uniting for Ukraine program last week, a more detailed memo from the Department of Homeland Security was released late Monday. The Uniting for Ukraine program will allow Ukrainian citizens who were residing in Ukraine prior to February 11th, 2022, to apply for humanitarian parole in the U.S. Should the applicant meet the […]
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  • Department of Homeland Security Announces Expansion of Premium Processing

    As of March 29th, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new rule that will align premium processing with the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act. The new rule will legitimize fees and adjudication timeframes that are set by Congress for the premium processing track. Premium processing is an expedited adjudication service that is […]
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  • U.S. Homeland Security Designates Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that Ukraine is now designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. The announcement comes from DHS Secretary Mayorkas.   A nation may be designated for TPS when conditions within the country meet three statutory bases for designation: an ongoing armed conflict, environmental disasters, or extraordinary […]
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  • DHS Announces Streamlined Processing for Afghan Nationals as They Resettle in the U.S.

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will exempt filing fees and begin to streamline the application processing for Afghan nationals who were paroled into the United States for humanitarian reasons after July 30th, 2021. The DHS will streamline the process through the Operation Allies Welcome program, which is an ongoing effort […]
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  • USCIS Commemorates Veterans Day with Special Naturalization Ceremonies

    Every year on November 11th the nation honors those individuals who have served in the United States armed forces and defended our freedom. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will honor this year’s Veterans Day by holding more than 90 naturalization ceremonies that will naturalize more than 4,400 current and former […]
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  • The Department of Homeland Security’s New Rules for Non-Citizen Land Travel

    For the first time since March 2020, non-citizen travelers will be permitted to enter the U.S. through a land border or ferry terminal for a non-essential reason, such as tourism, beginning November 8, 2021. There are some rules that non-citizens must follow to be allowed to gain entry, however.  Non-citizens may enter the U.S. if […]
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  • Biden administration appeals Texas court ruling finding DACA unlawful

    On September 10, 2021, the Biden Administration appealed a Texas court ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen that found the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful. While the Texas ruling does not automatically cancel current permits for Dreamers, it does block the government from approving all new DACA applications.  The DACA program […]
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  • DHS will continue Temporary Protected Status Designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan

    On September 9, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced there will be an automatic extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. Notably, the automatic extension of TPS-related documentation includes Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), which […]
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