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USCIS Releases Additional H-2B Visas for Second Half of FY 2022

May 17, 2022

USCIS and DOL have released the joint temporary rule implementing the process for employers who have a certified ETA 9142B with an employment start date in the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022 to apply for the 35,000 additional H-2B visa numbers which will be released on May 18, 2022.

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Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay Program: What We Know So Far

May 16, 2022

On April 29, 2022, Gov. Tim Walz signed Frontline Worker Payments into law, enabling certain Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 emergency to apply for bonus pay. While details of the program, including the online application process and timeline, are still being finalized, below we offer a summary of the salient points of the bill.

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USCIS Increases Automatic Work Permit Extension Period for Certain Applicants

May 13, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a temporary final rule that increases to up to 540 days the automatic extension period for work authorization and Employment Authorization Documents available to certain EAD renewal applicants.

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Case Processing Info Changes Announced

May 13, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced changes to case processing information available online.

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CBP Urges Travelers to Apply for I-94 Online Before Arriving at US Land Borders

May 13, 2022

To reduce wait times, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is urging travelers who require a Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, to apply and prepay online before arriving at a U.S. land border.

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ICE Announces Extension of I-9 Flexibilities to October 31, 2022

May 13, 2022

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced an extension of Form I-9 flexibilities until October 31, 2022.

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New Submission Process for H-2B Applications for Temporary Employment Certification Announced

May 13, 2022

The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification announced that the Foreign Labor Application Gateway is implementing technical changes to H-2B filing for the Form ETA-9142B submission process.

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Temporary Protected Status Registration Process for Sudan and Ukraine Announced

May 13, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security posted Federal Register notices on temporary protected status for Sudan and Ukraine.

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CBP Continues Vaccination Requirements at U.S. Borders With Canada, Mexico

May 13, 2022

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to require non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination upon request.

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Foreign Student Measures Announced: Extension of SEVP Guidance, and Relief for Nonimmigrant Student Citizens of Sudan and Ukraine

May 13, 2022

Several measures related to foreign students were announced.

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