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  • New Designs Roll Out for Green Cards & Employment Authorization Documents

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced the introduction of new designs to improve security of Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs).  USCIS claims that these new documents contain “state-of-the art technology” that will safeguard national security and improve customer service. The changes to the documents will include improved detailed artwork, tactile printing […]
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  • Tech Layoffs and Compelling Circumstances EAD

    Recent widespread layoffs, primarily in the technology sector, have left many H-1B workers and other nonimmigrant workers with questions regarding their options to lawfully remain in the United States after being terminated. In response to the increasing number of layoffs, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an update on the options for nonimmigrant workers […]
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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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