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USCIS Fee Rule Takes Effect April 1 with Significant Increases for Employment-Based Filings

Effective April 1, 2024, USCIS will increase and create separate filing fees for H-1B, L-1, and other nonimmigrant case types. The H-1B petition fee will rise to $780, from $460, a 70% increase. The L-1 petition fee will increase to…

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DHS Publishes FR Notice Extending TPS Re-registration Periods for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan

Consistent with its September announcement, the Department of Homeland Security has published a Federal Register (FR) notice, reiterating the extensions of the periods to re-register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under the existing designations of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and…

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DHS Extends and Redesignates South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status; Extends Relaxed Employment Options for South Sudanese F-1 Students

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended and redesignated South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), from November 4, 2023 through May 3, 2025.  The initial registration period for new TPS applicants will run from September 6, 2023 through…

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DHS Extends and Redesignates Ukraine and Sudan for Temporary Protected Status; Expands Employment Options for Ukrainian and Sudanese F-1 Students

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended and redesignated Ukraine and Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), from October 20, 2023 to April 19, 2025. The registration period for new TPS applicants will run from August 21, 2023 to…

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