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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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  • New Online Filing Abilities for Temporary Protected Status Applicants

    USCIS has recently announced that as of November 29, 2021, all eligible applicants for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) can file their forms online. These forms are the I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Applicants may still file their forms in paper format. Those who choose to file with […]
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  • Major Settlement Will Change How USCIS Adjudicates Work Permits for Nonimmigrant Spouses

    USCIS has announced major policy guidance changes as to how they will adjudicate work permits for certain H-4, E, and L nonimmigrant dependent spouses. The process of obtaining employment authorization documents from USCIS has long been a problem in the immigration system. Recent litigation in the case Shergill, et al. v. Mayorkas reversed the USCIS […]
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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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  • DHS Final Rule Provides for Automatic 180 Extension of Work Authorization for Certain Categories when EAD Renewal Received

    On November 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule, Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers, which granted automatic extensions of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) in certain circumstances. Specifically, the rule—effective January 17, 2017—automatically extends the employment authorization and validity of existing EADs […]
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  • USCIS Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Six Countries

    On December 7, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Federal Register notice extending 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. TPS-related documentation includes Employment Authorization Documents (EADs); Forms I-797, Notice of Action; and Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Record.  […]
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