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The latest US Immigration news covers the USCIS, including green cards/permanent residency, family sponsorship, temporary work visas, investor visas, and citizenship. Stay up to date on US Immigration News through May 2024! For more information about the US immigration process and requirements, please visit our main page on US immigration.

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Top 5 United States Visa Types in 2024

By CaseyMay 6, 2024
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The US visa system opens doors to a world of possibilities, and understanding the most popular visa types in 2024 is your key to unlocking those opportunities. Whether you’re dreaming of a new career path, world-class education, a reunion with loved ones, or an exciting adventure, there’s likely a visa that fits your goals. Understanding […]

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USCIS Extends Work Permit Renewals to Avoid Lapses in Employment for Immigrants

By CaseyApril 18, 2024
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a temporary rule that automatically extends the validity period of work permits for immigrant workers with pending renewals. This extends the validity period from 180 days to 540 days (about 1.5 years) to prevent lapses in employment due to processing backlogs. USCIS Backlogs and Processing Delays USCIS has […]

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USCIS Visa Fees Increase in 2024: Final Changes

By CaseyApril 9, 2024
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The USCIS has announced a final rule to increase fees for several immigration applications, marking the first major adjustment since 2016. These changes aim to address the agency’s operational and financial challenges. The new fees took effect on April 1, 2024, applying to all applications postmarked after this date. Below, you will find the visa […]

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H-1B Visa Lottery Now Open: USCIS Announces Final Changes to H-1B Visa Lottery

By CaseyMarch 19, 2024
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March 6, 2024 Update: H-1B lottery now open! The initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap opened at 12PM Eastern Time on March 6, 2024, and will run through 12 PM Eastern Time on March 22, 2024. Learn how to apply here. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will increase fees for employer petitions and sponsorship […]

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USCIS Fee Changes: Impending Increases and Concerns

By CaseyFebruary 12, 2024
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February 2024 Update: See the chart below for updated increases for certain visas and adjustment of status in 2024. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is gearing up for substantial modifications to its fee structure. The recent update from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) reveals that the Office of Information and Regulatory […]

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US Immigration Outlook for 2024

By CaseyJanuary 12, 2024
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The immigration environment in the United States is expected to undergo changes in 2024, including adjustments to processing delays, policy changes, and modifications to visa requirements. Here’s a little peek at what the upcoming year holds in store. Visa Changes and Updates Visa Categories 2024 may witness updates to various visa categories. The Biden administration […]

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Passport Processing Times in the US Have Returned to Pre-Pandemic Levels

By CaseyJanuary 3, 2024
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The processing times for U.S. passports have significantly reduced, now at their quickest pace since before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This positive development translates to a faster path for international travel for those holding U.S. passports. What Are the Processing Time Changes for US Passports? Effective December 18, 2023, the updated processing times […]

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US Adds 64k H-2B Visas for 2024 to Meet Workforce Demands

By CaseyNovember 21, 2023
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have issued a temporary rule providing an extra 64,716 H-2B visas for the fiscal year 2024, beyond the annual cap of 66,000. This addresses the demand for temporary nonagricultural workers in industries such as hospitality and landscaping. The move aims to fulfill […]

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Risks of Delaying Your US Green Card Application

By CaseyNovember 22, 2023
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If you’re in the U.S. on a temporary visa, you might be thinking about when to apply for a green card. Waiting for potentially shorter processing times or more favorable immigration policies is understandable, but delaying your application comes with risks. Let’s explore the downsides of postponing your immigration process. Increased Wait Times Putting off […]

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US H-1B Workers Will Be Able to Renew Visas in the Near Future

By CaseyNovember 2, 2023
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Later in the year, the U.S. Department of State will initiate a pilot program that enables H-1B work visa holders to renew their visas within the United States, eliminating the need for them to travel to their home countries. For a considerable time, the H-1B visa category has served as the primary avenue for skilled […]

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Israeli Citizens and Nationals Can Now Apply for US Visa Waiver Program

By CaseyOctober 20, 2023
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Following Israel’s admittance to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the start of visa-free travel for short-term visits to the United States for qualified Israeli residents and nationals. Beginning October 19, 2023, eligible Israeli citizens and nationalities can begin applying for travel authorization to the United States via the U.S. […]

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US Will Allow Roughly 500,000 Venezuelan Immigrants to Work in the US

By CaseyOctober 2, 2023
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The Biden administration is announcing the provision of temporary legal status to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans currently residing in the United States. This move promptly allows them to seek employment opportunities. This decision comes as the administration faces an increasing influx of individuals escaping Venezuela and other regions, with their sights set on reaching […]

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