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Syrian TPS Now Open for Re-Registration and Initial Registration

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended and re-designated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from March 31, 2021 through September 30, 2022. Those who currently have TPS must re-register between March 19, 2021 and May 18, 2021 to keep their TPS.  Current Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) expiring March 31, 2021 […]

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Federal Court Upholds Legality of 2016 OPT STEM Extension Program

In 1992 the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) issued a regulation creating a 12-month Optional Training Program (OPT) for foreign students. OPT is a program available to foreign students upon the completion of their degrees to work in the United States and gain practical training in their field. Then, in 2008, the Department of Homeland […]

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Biden Administration Announces It Will Review the Deportations of Veterans and Military Family Members

The Biden Administration announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be reviewing the removals of veterans and military family members. According to a 2019 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, about 250 veterans were either deported or placed in removal proceedings between 2013 and 2018.  When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers encounter a […]

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