** LEGAL UPDATE ** With the world slowed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced it will give applicants and petitioners who are responding to various requests for more information more time, if the notices were dated between
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.