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USCIS Extends TPS for Honduras, Nicaragua

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of the countries of both Honduras and Nicaragua. The extended TPS status, which applies to both nationals and those without nationality who last habitually resided in either of the countries, is effective from July 6, 2016 through Jan. 5, 2018. …

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H-2 A Petitions Get E-Approval

Government processing of forms for temporary agricultural workers got a lot faster in early May as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of State (DOS) have launched e-approval for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, for the H-2A classification, which is used for temporary agricultural workers. The procedural change means USCIS …

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USCIS to Implement Discretionary Parole Grants for Some

In an effort to honor World War II Filipino national veterans, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin allowing certain family members to come to the U.S. through a discretionary grant of parole while awaiting their immigrant visas. The parole policy, set to begin June 8, could affect an estimated 2,000 to 6,000 Filipino-American WWII …

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Global Quakes Allow Immigration Relief

When foreign nationals are affected by natural disasters– like the recent earthquakes in Ecuador, Burma and Japan– U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers immigration relief. When areas around the globe are hit with severe challenges, USCIS prioritizes those in need and offers assistance on multiple levels. USCIS offers assistance on request to those in …

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