USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays

USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays

By Emma Winger, Immigration Impact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a temporary rule last week that automatically extends employment authorization for certain noncitizens waiting for USCIS to process their work permit renewal applications. As of December 2021, over 80,000 noncitizens had lost or would soon lose the right to work because of adjudication delays and a growing […]

Taking the Next Steps with an Asylum Denial

Taking the Next Steps with an Asylum Denial

By Janet Howard For those subjected to persecution in their native land, there is hope for you. The United States’ asylum process provides protections for those who fear persecution on religious or political grounds. However, the applicant must qualify for asylum in the States. The two ways of obtaining asylum in the United States are […]

USCIS Adds Hurdle for Refugees and Asylees to Reunite With Family

USCIS Adds Hurdle for Refugees and Asylees to Reunite With Family

A father and child hold a protest sign to demand the closure of detention camps at the U.S.-Mexico border. – Philadelphia, PA / USA – July 12, 2019 (Shutterstock) Washington D.C. – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a new memorandum that will require in-person interviews for most asylees and refugees who petition for […]