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USCIS Updates Guidelines on Maximum Validity Periods for New EADs

Copied from USCIS: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today published updated policy guidance to change the maximum validity period that may be granted for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued to[…]

Afghan Nationals Applying for Adjustment of Status Arriving Under OAW May Use an Overseas Medical Examination

USCIS announced today that it is updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding immigration medical examination requirements for certain Afghan nationals applying for adjustment of status after arriving in[…]

USCIS Provides Clarifying Guidance for O-1 Petitions with a Focus on STEM Fields

Copied from USCIS: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today issued policy guidance clarifying how it evaluates evidence to determine eligibility for O-1A nonimmigrants of extraordinary ability, with a focus on[…]

Policy Update: National Interest Waivers for Advanced Degree Professionals or Persons of Exceptional Ability

Copied from USCIS:  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced updated guidance on adjudicating requests for “National Interest Waivers” regarding job offer and labor certification requirements for certain advanced degree professionals and individuals of exceptional ability. This includes discussing[…]

USCIS Announces Its Intent to Implement Stateside Processing of Unlawful Presence Waivers

Copied from AILA Advance copy of the USCIS notice of intent to consider regulatory changes that would allow certain immediate relatives to request unlawful presence waivers under section 212(1)(9)(B)(v) of[…]