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April 2022 Newsletter

U.S. Plans to Accept 100,000 Refugees from Ukraine
 


The Sostrin Immigration Lawyers, LLP monthly newsletter provides our clients with immigration news, announcements, helpful links, and information regarding changes in immigration law, procedures, and regulations.

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We at Sostrin Immigration Lawyers are heartbroken over the unnecessary loss of life and condemn the violence that has been perpetuated by the Russian government in Ukraine.  Our hearts are with everyone affected by this crisis, and we hope for a quick return to peace and justice. 

We are committed to helping those that are affected by the situation and have made a donation to the International Rescue Committee to support Ukrainian refugees.  If you or a loved one has been affected, please see the list of resources below:
Earlier in March, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also designated Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, making Ukrainians who have been in the U.S. since March 1, 2022 eligible to apply for TPS. 

Further, on March 24, 2022, White House officials announced that the U.S. is planning to accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees through its refugee admission program, the parole system, and immigrant and non-immigrant visas.  We will provide any updates in this regard when they are released.
  
Sostrin Immigration will continue to track these changes and remains dedicated to assisting its clients with their immigration needs.  As always, please reach out to the attorney and case manager you have been working with if you have any questions or concerns about your case.
IMMIGRATION
NEWS & UPDATES 

 
USCIS Updates Guidance on Employment Authorization for E and L Nonimmigrant Spouses
March 18, 2022

Secretary Mayorkas Designates Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status
March 16, 2022

USCIS Urges Eligible Applicants to Switch Employment-Based Categories
February 18, 2022

DHS Proposes Fair and Humane Public Charge Rule
February 17, 2022 

USCIS Announces New Agency Mission Statement 
February 9, 2022

OFFICE NEWS

On January 25, 2022, partner Rita Sostrin presented an immigration seminar for AltaMed Healthcare Corporation.

Partner Alex Dgebuadze presented a digital seminar about Corporate Immigration Options for Students & Scholars for Caltech on March 3, 2022.

Ms. Sostrin served as co-Chair of AILA’s Rome Chapter Spring 2022 conference, which took place in London, U.K., on March 27 – 29. 

Mr. Dgebuadze also spoke at AILA’s Rome Chapter Spring 2022 conference on a panel regarding the E-2 visa for investors.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
FURTHER INFORMATION ON COVID-19
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization are both monitoring and providing regular updates about the current coronavirus outbreak.

For more information, guidance, and updates, please visit the CDC and WHO websites. 
VISA BULLETIN
 
The State Department issues a monthly visa bulletin summarizing the availability of immigrant numbers, indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center. 
 
To see the current monthly visa bulletin, please Click Here.
USCIS PROCESSING TIMES 
 
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") provides estimates of how long each office is taking to process different types of cases. USCIS updates this page every month (around the 15th of each month). Please note that these dates may change without notice.

For Processing Time information, please Click Here.
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