U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law Practice | Immigration Lawyer in Philadelphia
February 2021: The U.S. Department of State has labeled Foreign Student visas a “high priority.” Some U.S. embassies or consulates may consider emergency visa appointment requests for students who need to obtain or renew their F or M visas. Students need to be aware of SEVP guidelines, COVID-19 related restrictions.
02.05.2021: USCIS has announced that the initial registration period for FY 2022 H-1B cap will open at 12 noon EST on March 9 and run through 12 noon EST March 25. USCIS will randomly select registrations and send Selection Notices by March 31, 2021.
The bill features a path to permanent residence/citizenship for qualifying undocumented persons; has provisions for DACA recipients; foreign students with advanced STEM degrees; addresses ‘green card backlogs’ in employment based and family based categories; Diversity Lottery Visa process and other provisions.
01.20.2021: President Biden issued a memorandum directing the DHS Secretary and Attorney General to take appropriate actions, consistent with applicable law, to preserve and fortify DACA.
Akanksha Kalra, Attorney at Law
Office locations: Philadelphia: 1420 Walnut Street, Suite 1188, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Norristown: 411 Cherry Street, Norristown, PA 19401