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USCIS Alerts Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey to Available Immigration Services

https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-alerts-those-affected-hurricane-harvey-available-immigration-services 08/30/2017 USCIS offers immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including disasters such as Hurricane Harvey. The following measures may be available on a case-by-case basis upon request: * Changing a nonimmigrant status or extending a…

DACA continues; DAPA rescinded

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/06/15/rescission-memorandum-providing-deferred-action-parents-americans-and-lawful The Department of Homeland Security rescinded Former President Obama’s November 20, 2014 memorandum creating Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) citing “no credible path forward to litigate the currently enjoined policy.” While rescission of the…

Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status Designation Extended For 6 Months

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/05/22/secretary-kellys-statement-limited-extension-haitis-designation-temporary-protected The Department of Homeland Security extended Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for six more months. Eligible first-time applicants have until July 3, 2017 to apply.  TPS is a temporary benefit that does not lead to lawful permanent resident…