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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.

Release Date

              

01/05/2024

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today issued policy guidance (PDF, 322.3 KB) on how we analyze an employer’s ability to pay the proffered wage for immigrant petitions in certain first, second, and third preference employment-based immigrant visa classifications, including instances when the sponsored worker is changing employers. 

Generally, employers seeking to classify prospective or current employees under the first-, second-, and third-preference employment-based immigrant visa classifications that require a job offer must demonstrate their continuing ability to pay the proffered wage to the beneficiary as of the priority date of the immigrant petition until the beneficiary obtains lawful permanent residence.



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

Release Date

              

12/13/2023

WASHINGTON – Consistent with its September announcement, the Department of Homeland Security today published a Federal Register 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 Sudan. As previously announced, the re-registration period for each country is changing from 60 days to the full length of each country’s current TPS designation extension.

The 18-month re-registration period for current TPS beneficiaries under the designation of:

  • El Salvador is currently open and now runs through March 9, 2025;

  • Haiti is currently open and now runs through Aug. 3, 2024;

  • Honduras is currently open and runs through July 5, 2025;

  • Nepal is currently open and runs through June 24, 2025;

  • Nicaragua is currently open and runs through July 5, 2025; and

  • Sudan is currently open and now runs through April 19, 2025.


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

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