June 2021 Newsletter

Employment Authorization for U-visa Petitioners This month was looking pretty uneventful in terms of immigration news, and then we got a major announcement. USCIS issued an important policy update that provides new protections to U-visa applicants (both principal and derivative) with pending cases. Effective immediately, upon initial review of Form I-918 petitions, USCIS will issue Read more about June 2021 Newsletter[…]

Immigration Week in Congress and an End to the Green Card Freeze

With President Biden in his second month in office, things continue to change daily on the immigration front. The biggest thing happening this month is the attempt to pass several bills during the week of March 15th, dubbed “immigration week” by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. A Comprehensive Immigration Bill vs. Several Smaller Bills In his Read more about Immigration Week in Congress and an End to the Green Card Freeze[…]

Understanding the New U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021

So far, President Biden is keeping his promise to make immigration one of his biggest priorities upon entering office. In his first week in office, he signed four key documents to immediately undo some of the damage the Trump administration did to the country’s immigration policies. These included: a memorandum to the Attorney General, which Read more about Understanding the New U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021[…]