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Effective Feb. 27, 2024, we will accept and consider, on a case-by-case basis, applications for certain Ukrainians and their immediate family members paroled into the United States under section 212(d)(5)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members may apply for re-parole by submitting Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, along with supporting documentation and the proper filing fee or fee waiver request. You can submit Form I-131 online or on paper by mail.  

To be eligible for re-parole under this process, you must demonstrate the following: 

  • That you are a Ukrainian citizen or immediate family member who was paroled into the United States on or after Feb. 11, 2022;

  • That there are continued urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit for a new period of parole, including the urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit factors identified above, as well as any additional factors;

  • That you warrant a favorable exercise of discretion;

  • That you are physically present in the United States;

  • That you have complied with the conditions of the initial parole; and

  • That you clear biographic and biometric background checks.

You can find your date of parole on your Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record.



Please, contact Darren Heyman, a Las Vegas Immigration Attorney, for more information.



USCIS has officially announced the dates for the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap lottery, which will open on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at noon ET and end on Friday, March 22, 2024, at noon ET. This annual lottery is meant to select new H-1B candidates, who will be eligible to file an H-1B petition and, if approved, begin H-1B employment on October 1, 2024 (the first day of FY 2025).

Through the annual H-1B lottery process, employers of prospective H-1B workers, and their legal representatives, complete an online registration that includes basic information about the petitioner/employer and each prospective worker, as well as pay the current associated $10 H-1B registration fee for each prospective worker. Once the registration period is complete, USCIS will run a random computer-generated selection process (or lottery) to select enough electronic registrations to meet its annual H-1B quota (or cap). This includes an annual regular quota for the H-1B category of 65,000 workers, in addition to an annual “master’s” quota of 20,000 workers who have obtained their master’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. university.



Please, contact Darren Heyman, a Las Vegas Immigration Attorney, for more information.

Release Date

              

01/12/2024

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received enough petitions to reach the cap for the additional 20,716 H-2B visas made available for returning workers for the first half of fiscal year 2024 with start dates on or before March 31, 2024, under the H-2B supplemental cap temporary final rule (FY 2024 TFR). Jan.9, 2024, was the final receipt date for petitions requesting supplemental H-2B visas under the FY 2024 first half returning worker allocation.

We are still accepting petitions for H-2B nonimmigrant workers with start dates on or before March 31, 2024, for the additional 20,000 visas allotted for nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Colombia, Ecuador, and Costa Rica (country-specific allocation), as well as those who are exempt from the congressionally mandated cap.



Please, contact Darren Heyman, a Las Vegas Immigration Attorney, for more information.

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