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Contents: VIDEO: Biden Administration Announces Immigration Policies to Attract STEM Talent Major Pro Bono Asylum Victory for GYH H-1B Work Site Requirements Advance Copy: USCIS Temporary Final Rule Increasing Automatic Extension Period of EADs Imple… Read More
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on March 16, 2022, that Afghan nationals in the United States are now eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months. Secretary Mayorkas has issued this designation on the b… Read More
Where Can I Get A US Visa Now? As you may know, the US has instituted COVID-related travel bans prohibiting the entry of travelers who have been in certain countries during the two-week period prior to their entry to the US. Although this is technica… Read More
When a U.S. citizen (or permanent resident) marries a foreign national living overseas, the process for the couple to be re-united in the U.S. can (often much to the surprise of both spouses) take years. Among the most common inquiries GYH receives i… Read More
Thank you to all who attended today’s webinar – Adjusting Your Life to Suit Your Adjustment – Do’s and Don’ts for Foreign Nationals with Pending Adjustment of Status (AOS) Applications. A recording of the webinar and PDF… Read More
For foreign nationals with a pending adjustment of status (AOS) application, questions arise regarding what they can and cannot do while an AOS application is pending. Some common inquiries include – Can I change my job? Can I travel? Can I extend… Read More
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is criticized for not providing DREAMers (individuals with DACA status) legal permanent residency. This policy only protects them from removal for 2 years at a time. But is there a way for cer… Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic created myriad unprecedented immigration circumstances where legal permanent residents were or are stuck outside the U.S. for longer than anticipated. There have been numerous questions about the way prolonged absence from the U… Read More
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), under the new leadership of Alejandro Mayorkas, released a statement on February 1st encouraging all immigrants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine regardless of their immigration status. The agency called it a… Read More
In this Q&A, GYH Attorney Sofia Hassander explains the recent changes to the USCIS policy manual relating to O-1 visas, which add emphasis to the instructions regarding the treatment of evidence in the adjudication of O-1 petitions. In September,… Read More