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  • USCIS Grants Employment Authorization to Ukrainian and Afghan Parolees

    On November 21, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) updated their policy regarding Ukrainian and Afghan parolees and their employment authorization status in the U.S. Now, Ukrainian and Afghan parolees, and their qualifying family members, with certain classes of admission are considered employment authorized incident to parole, which means that they do not need […]
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  • Health Care or Child Care Worker? Expedite your EAD Application Now!

    The government has issued an advisory memorandum on ensuring essential critical infrastructure workers’ ability to work during the COVID-19 response. Gabriella Agostinelli 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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  • 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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  • How to Obtain a U.S. Driver’s License as a Nonimmigrant or Immigrant

    To drive anywhere in the U.S., one must have a driver’s license in their possession. Most states follow a general set of rules but there are variations in certain cases. Before getting into each state’s rules and regulations, there is a document that many states require before even applying for a license. This document is […]
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  • DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Afghanistan

    Registration for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) officially opens May 20, 2022. On March 16, 2022, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the designation of Afghanistan for TPS. The TPS designation is designed to protect Afghan nationals who have been living in the United States from returning to unsafe conditions. TPS will also provide […]
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  • Certain Applicants now Eligible for Automatic Extension Period on EADs

    As of May 4, 2022, Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extensions will now be lengthened to a 540-day period from the previous 180-day extension period, according to a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) set forth by USCIS. This extension will only be pertinent to applicants who were previously eligible for the 180-day extension. Specifically, this applies to […]
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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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  • USCIS Announces New Efforts to Reduce Backlogs

    Recently, USCIS has announced new efforts to combat the major backlogs in the immigration system brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors. USCIS claims that these new efforts will provide for a fairer and more streamlined legal immigration process. One method to reduce backlog is an internal cycle time goal to track the […]
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  • USCIS Detaches Adjudication of EADs and Advance Paroles to Expedite EAD Issuance

    According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), it has received numerous reports from clients and members saying that they are receiving approved employment authorization documents (EADs) from USCIS, but they do not include advance parole (AP) travel authorization, even though the applicant requested both benefits. Previously, when an applicant requested both an EAD and […]
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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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