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  • USCIS Policy Updates (Sept 2022)

    Zach shares various early September 2022 USCIS policy updates in the video below. Be sure to subscribe to Berardi Immigration Law’s social media channels to stay up to date on all of the latest immigration related news! If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • FAQ on Advance Parole

    Q: What is Advance Parole? A: Advance Parole is a document for certain foreign nationals who do not have a valid immigrant or non-immigrant visa to re-enter the United States after traveling abroad. If you fall in this category, you must be approved for Advance Parole PRIOR to leaving the U.S. In the case that […]
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  • USCIS Extending COVID-19 Flexibilities

    USCIS recently announced that it is extending its COVID-19 related flexibilities through October 23, 2022. These flexibilities are designed to ease the burden on the U.S. immigration system and assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors, and USCIS immigration agents. These flexibilities allow USCIS to consider a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date […]
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  • USCIS Updates Public Charge Resources Webpage

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its public charge resources webpage to provide information more clearly to immigrants and U.S. citizens. This will help dispel any fear amongst them when it comes to accessing critical government services that are available to them. USCIS will continue to use the public charge ground of inadmissibility […]
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  • USCIS to Implement Premium Processing

    On May 24, 2022, USCIS announced that it would be implementing premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Watch the video below for more information, plus check out our previous post on the subject and our post on Crossing the […]
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  • Immigration Help Available to Those Affected by Special Situations

    Extreme circumstances can sometimes affect the processing of an individual’s USCIS application, petition, or immigration request. Fortunately, USCIS is available to help those affected by special situations, including the recent shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Those who have been personally affected by special situations may be eligible for the following measures upon request: Excused delays in […]
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  • USCIS Will Be Implementing a Risk-Based Approach to Conditional Permanent Resident Interviews

    On April 7th, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new policy that will allow the agency to adopt a risk-based approach when agents waive interviews for conditional permanent residents (CPR) who have filed a petition to remove the conditions on their residency status.  Beginning immediately, these new criteria will allow USCIS to […]
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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 Announces New Online Filing Procedures for DACA Renewals

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced recently that individuals who have previously applied for and received deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are now able to file their Form I-821D online. Form I-821D is known as the “Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” form.  Currently, this new filing online option […]
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  • Re-Entry Permits: Keeping your Green Card during Long Term Travels

    Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) are allowed to travel outside of the U.S. and spend time in foreign countries whenever they please. However, a problem may arise when an LPR needs to travel outside of the U.S. for six months or more. Should an LPR need to reside outside of the U.S. for six months or […]
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