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Current Status and Key Considerations of DACA: Navigating Renewals, International Travel, and Regulatory Developments

March 1, 2024

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a U.S. immigration policy that shields certain individuals, who arrived in the country as children and are unlawfully present, from deportation and grants them employment authorization. As of now, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is not accepting new DACA applications. However, individuals with existing […]

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USCIS Filing Fee Changes: What You Need to Know

March 1, 2024

In April 2024, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented changes to filing fees and released updated versions of various immigration forms. These adjustments aim to cover operational costs and expedite application processing. Key updates include new fees, a $50 online filing discount, separate fees for work authorization and travel documents with green card […]

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Scholarships for undocumented students | Becas para estudiantes indocumentados

September 7, 2023

Check out this video in Spanish discussing a national scholarship program for TPS, DACA, undocumented, and asylum-seeking students. The application deadline is October 1. This video is presented by Univision and will be accessible on their website. Descubre más sobre un video en español que aborda un programa de becas para estudiantes con TPS, DACA, […]

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Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans

January 20, 2023

DHS has announced processes through which nationals of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, and their immediate family members, may request to come to the United States in a safe and orderly way. Qualified beneficiaries who are outside the United States and lack U.S. entry documents may be considered, on a case-by-case basis, for advanced authorization […]

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Extension Allows Beneficiaries to Retain TPS and EADs Until March 2024

September 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice describing how beneficiaries under Venezuela’s existing TPS designation can re-register to retain TPS and renew their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced the 18-month extension of the designation of Venezuela for TPS. […]

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Temporary Protected Status Extended For Venezuelan Immigrants Through March 2024

July 13, 2022

On Monday, temporary protections were extended for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans living in the United States by the Biden administration. The extension only applies to those individuals who were residing in the United States as of March 8 of 2021, when the initial Temporary Protected Status designation was granted. “This action is one of […]

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