Extension of Temporary Legal Status
The U.S. government announced it is extending the temporary legal status of more than 300,000 immigrants whose deportation protections and work permits were targeted by the Trump administration.
Biden Officials Declined to Offer Legal Status
President Biden’s top immigration advisers refrained from offering nearly 400,000 migrants a chance to work and live in the U.S. legally under a program known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) due to concerns about a potential spike in border crossings.
EADs Based on Compelling Circumstances
USCIS issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address eligibility criteria and standards for applications for employment authorization involving compelling circumstances. The guidance is effective from 14 June, 2023.
Exchange Visitor Visa Classification
USCIS issued guidance regarding the nonimmigrant exchange visitor (J) visa classification, including its role in the adjudication of waivers of the two-year foreign residence requirement and change of status requests under the INA.
Change into F, M, or J Nonimmigrant Status
USCIS announced the phased expansion of premium processing for applicants filing Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, and seeking a change of status to F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2, J-1, or J-2 nonimmigrant status.
On the 11th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, a group of bipartisan lawmakers in the House relaunched efforts to provide a legal pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.
Source: USCIS & AILA