October 31, 2022 U.S. government issues new regulations concerning DACA for foreign nationals who arrived in the U.S. without permission when they were children, but does not create any new possibilities for first-time applicants.
June 13, 2022 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lifts the requirement that all international airline passengers ages two or older present a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a U.S.-bound flight.
May 20, 2022 The country of Afghanistan has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), allowing Afghan nationals who were in the U.S. on the day this was announced to lawfully remain for 18 months.
March 1, 2022. To overcome a possible finding that the immigrant is inadmissible as a likely public charge, the U.S. sponsor will need to show income and/or assets that exceed the annual Poverty Guidelines levels, which went up in 2022.
December 23, 2021. U.S. Department of State authorizes consular officers to waive (lift) the in-person interview requirement for certain temporary nonimmigrant visa applicants, in light of COVID delays.