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USCIS and NARA Subject to Lawsuit Aiming to End Naturalization Application Delays

A lawsuit was filed on May 25, 2022 against United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for unreasonable delays in processing applications for naturalization. The plaintiffs in this case are current US lawful permanent residents who applied for naturalization to become US citizens in 2020 and who still have not been naturalized.

USCIS to Adjust Its Interpretation of Three and 10-Year Bars of Inadmissibility

As a result of a lawsuit, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) intends to no longer force adjustment of status applicants to leave the United States during their period of inadmissibility. Additionally, USCIS will not reject adjustment of status applications if an applicant was in the United States during the period of inadmissibility without a waiver. The new policy interpretation is still being finalized by the Department of Homeland Security and new USCIS guidance is expected soon.

Premium Processing Expanded to include Certain Form I-140 Petitioners

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is expanding the premium processing program to include certain Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker applicants under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Currently the expansion only applies to previously filed Form I-140s. USCIS will not accept new Form I-140s with premium processing requests.

Corporate Litigation 101

Corporate litigation can strain your company’s resources and time. Chugh, LLP’s legal team works hard to help your company manage litigation quickly and effectively if it does arise.

USCIS Will Open H-1B Registration for FY 2023 on March 1, 2022

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will open its initial H-1B cap registration period for fiscal year 2023 on March 1, 2022 at 12 PM Eastern Time (ET) through March 18, 2022 at 12 PM ET. During this period, petitioners and their representatives must submit online registrations for all their H-1B beneficiaries online.

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