The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated Cameroon for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months, effective June 7, 2022, through December 7, 2023. This designation allows Cameroonian nationals (and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Cameroon) who have continuously resided in the United States since April 14, 2022, and who have been continuously physically present in the United States since June 7, 2022, to apply for TPS. An e
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released two new forms under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022. The new forms are: Form I-956F, Application for Approval of an Investment in a Commercial Enterprise Form I-956G, Regional Center Annual Statement USCIS explained that Form I-956F can only be filed by an approved regional center. Form I-956F is required by statute for regional centers to apply for approval of each particular investment offering thr
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that between May 4, 2022, and June 2, 2022, it sent out receipt notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with incorrect information. The incorrect notices included language relating to an extension for certain categories of renewal applicants instead of the correct language about a 540-day automatic extension. USCIS printed correction notices for affected applications with plans to comple
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it is implementing premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. This expansion of premium processing applies only to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions under an E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional
Effective May 4, 2022, The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) increasing the automatic extension period for employment authorization or Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), for applicants in certain categories.
This rule only applies to those with employment authorization in certain categories who were eligible for a 180-day automatic extension under the existing rule. The TFR will provide an automatic extension of
Williams Global Law immigration attorney Simone Williams recently received approval of a petition requesting E-2 temporary work visa status for a businessman from Canada, who started a new company in the U.S. The petition was approved promptly by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Williams Global has extensive experience with E-2 visa filings both at USCIS and the U.S. Embassy, regularly preparing and filing them for several of our foreign entrepreneur cl
Last month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) decertified more than 600 existing EB-5 regional centers and required them to re-certify, in order to continue using the EB-5 Regional Center Program. There have been several lawsuits launched by regional centers, investment and capital firms against the Department of Homeland Security, arguing that when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) decertified existing EB-5 regional centers, it violated