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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 Update on Expedited EADs for Healthcare and Childcare Workers

    Here is a an update on expedited EADs for healthcare and childcare workers in the US. Expedited Processing of EADs for Healthcare and Childcare Workers Any healthcare workers or childcare workers who have a valid immigration status and have an initial Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) that has been pending for over 90 days […]
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  • Immigration Consequences of Being Sentenced to a Conditional Discharge in New York

    What is a Conditional Discharge? Under New York Penal Law section 65.05, a conditional discharge is a sentence that a judge can impose if they believe that neither a sentence of imprisonment nor one of periodic imprisonment or probation supervision is appropriate based on the nature and circumstances of the offense and the history, character, […]
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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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  • DHS Issues Regulation to Preserve and Fortify DACA

    The Department of Homeland Security has issued a final rule that will preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. DACA allows certain eligible noncitizens who arrived in the United States as children, specifically those who arrived prior to turning 16, to defer their removal and apply for a renewable, two-year work […]
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  • DHS Announces Expansion of Citizenship and Integration Grant Program and Open Application Period

    On June 27, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the open application period for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. The Program provides funding for citizenship preparation programs in communities nationally. Up to $20 million in grants will be available, which doubles last year’s available funding of $10 million.  The Program will enable […]
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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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