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The CBP One mobile app

The CBP One mobile app will go live on January 12, allowing asylum applicants planning to cross the Mexico-U.S. border to register to cross the border at Cuidad Juarez, Tijuana, Matamoros, Reynosa, Piedras Negras, Nogales and Nuevo Laredo without intermediaries. CBP One can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. See the official website for more information and instructions.

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Citizens of those countries can now apply for humanitarian parole through a phone app before arriving at the Mexican-US border

Citizens from these countries would be returned back to Mexico for not following the protocol. President is to visit El Paso border while Title 42 restrictions are under discussion again. Under this Trump-era pandemic public health rule known as Title 42 immigrants can be returned to Mexico for public health reasons. President has been facing criticism for the surge of border-crossing immigrants from all countries. However, President stated as follows: “We should all recognize that as long as America is the land…

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Updated COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for the U4U Program

All beneficiaries 6 months of age and older are now required to have a certificate confirming that they received their COVID-19 vaccinations both prior to travel to the United States and upon arrival, unless they are eligible for an exemption. Previously, beneficiaries under the age of 5 were eligible for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement because the vaccine was not approved or licensed for use in this age group. • Prior to traveling to the United States: To obtain a…

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US no longer requires COVID test for travelers flying into the country.

The US will reportedly no longer require international air travelers to take a COVID test before traveling to the country. The change will be effective starting June 12th, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will reevaluate the decision in three months. That means people flying into the US won’t have to worry about taking a COVID test before take-off, at least until the summer travel season is over. Retrieved from NCLS page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalCapitalLegalServices

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US Continues March 2020 Guidance for F/M Students for 2022-23 Academic Year

This guidance enables schools and students to engage in distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the continuing public health concerns created by COVID-19. The March 2020 guidance applies to nonimmigrant students who were actively enrolled at a U.S. school on March 9, 2020, and are otherwise complying with the terms of their nonimmigrant status, whether from inside the United States or abroad. As stated in the March 2020 guidance, Active F and M students will be permitted…

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USCIS to Implement Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

USCIS is implementing premium processing for certain EB-1 and EB-2 classifications with pending Form I-140, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. This applies only to an E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a national interest waiver (NIW). The expansion will occur in phases, so contact our office to see if you qualify. USCIS shall not accept new (initial) Forms I-140 with a premium processing request at…

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Social Security Administration Will Recognize That E and L Spouses Are Work Authorized Incident Status

Before the Social Security Administration (SSA) was refusing to issue social security numbers to E and L spouses in accordance with USCIS’s recent policy update recognizing that they are work authorized incident to status and do not need an employment authorization document as evidence. On May 4, 2022, USCIS reported that SSA plans to update its system to reflect the guidance by the end of this week. Until that time, a workaround has been communicated to SSA regional offices to…

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The US Department of State has provided guidance on local filing of Form I-130 by Ukrainians at the US Consulate, bypassing USCIS and NVC

The U.S. Department of State has released guidance stating that U.S. citizens who are physically abroad with their Ukrainian (and Afghan, Ethiopian) immediate family members have the right to ask to file a Form I-130 petition on the spot at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate that handles immigrant visas. For Ukrainians - in Germany. Previously, we advised our readers that this is possible, but now this option has become more guaranteed. We would like to remind you that in such…

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USCIS Issues Policy of Automatic Right to Work for Spouses of E and L Visa Holders (E-2 and L-2)

USCIS stated that it will consider E and L spouses to be employment authorized incident to their valid E or L nonimmigrant status. The agency further stated that DHS will modify Form I-94 to distinguish E and L spouses from E and L children, making the form evidence of employment authorization. Retrieved from NCLS page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalCapitalLegalServices

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