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May 2021 Visa Bulletin

May 2021 Visa Bulletin

May Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the May 2021 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) available e… Read More
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Public Charge Final Rule…

Public Charge Final Rule Vacated

On March 9, 2021, the Department of Justice successfully moved courts to dismiss all pending appeals that defended the August 2019 Public Charge Final Rule. This was consistent with Executive Order 14012, which directed review of the rule. As a resul… Read More
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April 2021 Visa Bulletin

April 2021 Visa Bulletin

April Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the April 2021 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) availab… Read More
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USCIS Reverts to 2008 Nat…

USCIS Reverts to 2008 Naturalization Civics Test

In November 2020, USCIS revised its policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the requirements for the naturalization civics test. In December, updated requirements were implemented. USCIS announced that it is reverting to the 2008 version… Read More
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Presidential Proclamation…

Presidential Proclamation 10014 Revoked

On Wednesday, February 24, President Biden rescinded the Presidential Proclamation 10014. This proclamation nearly stopped all legal immigration to the United States since April 22, 2020. It separated hundreds of thousands of families and severely di… Read More
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U.S. Citizenship Act in H…

U.S. Citizenship Act in House and Senate

On February 18th, Senator Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Sánchez (D-CA) introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act in Senate and in the House. The purpose of the U.S. Citizenship Act is to “provide an earned path to citizenship, to address the ro… Read More
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March 2021 Visa Bulletin

March 2021 Visa Bulletin

March Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the March 2021 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) availab… Read More
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H-1B Cap Initial Registration Opens March 9

Only USCIS announced last week that the initial registration period for FY2022 H-1B Cap will open at 12:00 PM EST on March 9, 2021. It will remain open until 12:00 PM EST on March 25, 2021. What is the Initial Registration Period? Prospective H-1B ca… Read More
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Categories: H-1B
Biometrics Appointment Sc…

Biometrics Appointment Scheduling Delays

Applicants for various immigration benefits including employment authorization documents (EADs), advance parole (AP), adjustment of status, and naturalization are required to appear at an in-person appointment at an Application Support Center (ASC) t… Read More
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USCIS to Replace Sticker That Extends Validity of Green Cards

USCIS announced that starting this month, January 2021, it will replace the sticker that is currently issued to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to extend the validity of their Permanent Resident Cards (PRCs). The sticker will be replaced with a rev… Read More
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Sivaraman Immigration Law’s founder, Heather Sivaraman, brings an exceptional level of initiative, creativity and dedication to the practice of Immigration Law. A 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, she is an active… Read More
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Jing Huang, Associate Attorney, holds a Master’s degree in Law from University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from China Women’s University. Prior to joining Sivaraman Immigration Law, Jing worked as an attorney in China s… Read More

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