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El Perdon Migratorio – Pulso ATL entrevista a Karen Weinstock

By |2022-05-06T13:52:40-04:00May 6th, 2022|Deportation, Perdon Migratorio|

¿Qué es un Waiver o Perdon Migratorio? Karen Weinstock es entrevistada por  Pulso ATL y nos comparte un poco sobre este interesante tema. Si usted ha tenido presencia ilegal en USA recibirá automáticamente un castigo que puede ir de 3 y 10 años; en algunos casos, pero es posible pedir un perdón para poder aplicar [...]

Afghans’ Temporary Immigration Protected Status Extended by the US.

By |2022-05-06T13:06:56-04:00May 6th, 2022|Afghans TPS, Announcements, Immigration, TPS|

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended Afghans' temporary immigration protected status, bringing praise from immigration advocates and calling for a permanent solution for those who have fled the crisis-racked country. The temporary immigration protections, which will last for 18 months, will only apply to Afghans who were residing in the United States [...]


By |2022-05-06T12:33:17-04:00May 6th, 2022|Immigration, Ukraine|

In honoring its commitment to help Ukrainians fleeing from the war, the U.S. has established “Uniting for Ukraine,” a new program that grants two-year humanitarian parole for Ukrainian nationals who have a financial supporter in the U.S. Under this program, Ukrainian nationals must have a supporter who agrees to provide financial support during their stay [...]

FY 2023 H-1B Cap Season has Begun

By |2022-03-07T14:21:25-05:00March 7th, 2022|Immigration|

The 2023 H-1B cap season is here. Once again, it's a two-step process – the registration step and then, if the registration is selected, the petition step. This is the third year that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has used the electronic registration tool. This year’s registrations will be for periods of employment that [...]

U.S. Immigration Options for Ukrainians in Crisis

By |2022-03-07T14:25:55-05:00March 7th, 2022|Immigration, Immigration Cases|

Ukrainians Immigration Options In a matter of a few days, over one million Ukrainians have fled their country heading westward as refugees from Putin’s war on Ukraine. The Biden administration is facing mounting pressure from lawmakers and advocates to allow thousands of Ukrainians who are temporarily working or studying in the United States to remain, [...]

2023 H-1B Cap Lottery Season: It’s Time to Prepare!

By |2022-01-28T15:30:30-05:00January 25th, 2022|H-1B Visa, Immigration|

Now is the time for US employers to prepare for registration in the 2023 H-1B Cap Lottery. H-1B Temporary Worker status is for professional workers. Electronic Registration of all proposed H-1B workers for the FY2023 H-1B quota in March is an absolute must. USCIS will charge a $10 fee per registration. But that means the [...]

Expediting Employment Authorization Documents and Advance Parole Travel Documents

By |2022-01-21T14:22:00-05:00January 21st, 2022|Expedited Processing, Expedited Processing, Immigration|

Five years ago, USCIS routinely took three months to issue employment authorization documents (EADs) and advance parole (AP) travel documents. Prior to the pandemic, USCIS was taking approximately six months to issue them. Now, USCIS can take nine months or longer to issue these documents. These delays create huge hardships for organizations and individuals. The [...]

International Travel for the Holidays and Omicron: What you need to know.

By |2021-12-13T12:20:07-05:00December 8th, 2021|Covid 19 Vaccine, COVID-19, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Travel Ban|

International travel rules changed again. The omicron variant of COVID in southern Africa and its detection around the world has sparked a host of new travel requirements and, in some cases, outright bans — further complicating international trips that were just starting to pick up. On Monday, December 6, 2021, the U.S. implemented stricter testing [...]

New Covid 19 Travel Requirements: What you need to know

By |2021-11-08T12:28:18-05:00November 8th, 2021|Covid 19 Vaccine, COVID-19, Immigration|

Beginning TODAY (Monday, November 8, 2021) Travel restrictions that were put in place during the pandemic end after more than a year and a half. Travelers from around the world can resume flights to the U.S. as long as they are vaccinated. On October 25, 2021, President Biden issued a proclamation ending travel bans that [...]

Case Delay Lawsuits | Suing the Government for Case Delays

By |2021-10-29T10:16:19-04:00October 29th, 2021|Case Delay Lawsuit|

What is a Case Delay Lawsuit? A case delay lawsuit is also called a Mandamus lawsuit or APA (Administrative Procedures Act) lawsuit. Under the APA, any government agency which includes all the immigration agencies such as DHS, USCIS, DOL, etc., must conclude a matter brought before the agency in a reasonable time. If the government [...]

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