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Foreign Labor Certification- Announcements

May 11, 2023. Office of Foreign Labor Certification Postpones Date for Submitting Revised PERM and CW-1 Forms in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway to June 1, 2023 Following up on the announcements of April 21, April 27, May 1, and May 8, 2023, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is postponing the date for […]

Fact Sheet: Department of State and Department of Homeland Security Announce Additional Sweeping Measures to Humanely Manage Border through Deterrence, Enforcement, and Diplomacy

Release Date: May 10, 2023 The Department of Homeland Security and Department of State are focused on solutions and have a robust plan to humanely manage the border through deterrence, enforcement, and diplomacy. With the support of the Department of Defense and multiple countries across the Western Hemisphere, DHS and State are implementing that plan within […]

DHS Announces Upcoming Re-parole Process for Afghan Nationals

Release Date: May 5, 2023 WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it is establishing a process to re-parole eligible Afghan nationals so they can continue living and working legally in the United States. Beginning in June, Afghan nationals who arrived in the United States under humanitarian parole through Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) will be […]

USCIS Providing Documents After Notice of Immigration Judge and BIA Decisions About Immigration Status

Release Date 05/04/2023 We now are affirmatively creating and providing documented evidence of their status to certain new asylees and lawful permanent residents upon our receiving notification that an immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has granted status. Individuals granted asylum and lawful permanent resident status are still instructed and encouraged to contact […]


DHS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL STUDENT RELIEF EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR F-1 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM HONG KONG May 3, 2023 On May 3, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a notice in the Federal Register that provides Special Student Relief (SSR) employment benefits for F-1 nonimmigrant students from Hong Kong experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of […]

USCIS Extends Temporary Suspension of Biometrics Submission for Certain Form I-539 Applicants

Release Date 04/19/2023 USCIS has extended the temporary suspension of the biometrics submission requirement for certain applicants filing Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, requesting an extension of stay in or change of status to H-4, L-2, or E nonimmigrant status. The previously announced suspension, which was initially in place until May 17, 2023, has been extended through […]

Special Student Relief for Ukrainian J-1 Students

lApril 5, 2023 Topics International Student and Scholar ServicesRegulatory Information Competencies Compliance Management On April 5, 2023, the Department of State (DOS) finally published a notice in the Federal Register describing the details of Special Student Relief (SSR) arrangements for eligible Ukrainian J-1 exchange visitors in the College and University Student category, effective until October 23, 2023. J-1 SSR […]

USCIS Updates Policy Guidance on Self-Selecting a Gender Marker on Forms and Documents

Release Date 03/31/2023 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify that, effective immediately, USCIS will accept the self-identified gender marker for individuals requesting immigration benefits. The gender marker they select does not need to match the gender marker indicated on their supporting documentation. The update also clarifies that people […]