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February 1, 2023
Cap Reached for Additional Returning Worker H-2B Visas for the First Half of FY 2023

☝U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received enough petitions to reach the cap for the additional 18,216 H-2B visas made available for returning workers for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2023 with start dates on or before March 31, 2023, under the recently announced H-2B supplemental cap temporary final rule. We continue to […]


February 1, 2023
20 states file a federal fourt lawsuit to block migrant sponsorship program

A group of 20 Republican-controlled states filed a federal lawsuit in Texas to block Biden’s refugee program that would permit up to 30,000 migrants per month from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to enter the U.S. legally each month


January 31, 2023
New DHS policy protects undocumented whistleblowers

The US DHS recently announced new labor protection policies for undocumented immigrant workers who help investigate bad employers.


January 24, 2023
Marina Shepelsky in the News: Media Coverage

Are you interested in what media published about Shepelsky Law Group?


A person standing in front of an American flag, holding a piece of paper symbolizing the grant of asylum, with a determined and hopeful expression on their face, representing the safety, freedom and the new opportunities provided by the asylum process in the United States.
January 9, 2023
ASYLUM IN USA – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

Discover the rights and benefits of asylum for individuals fleeing persecution. Learn how asylum can provide protection from returning to their home country, the authorization to work in the United States, and the ability to apply for a Social Security card.


January 6, 2023
Biden creates a new Parole program for migrants to discourage people coming to the US borders and offers legal path for 30,000 migrants per month

✅President Biden said January 5, 2023 that the U.S. would immediately begin turning away Cubans, Haitians and Nicaraguans who cross the border from Mexico illegally. This is a big change in the US border policy and should reduce migrants coming to the US borders by the thousands. The new rules expand on an existing effort […]


Immigration fees can vary depending on the type of immigration benefit an individual is seeking and the country in which they are applying. Some common immigration fees include fees for applying for a visa, obtaining permanent residence (also known as a "green card"), and naturalizing as a citizen. These fees can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Paying these fees can be a challenge for some families, especially those who are low-income or have experienced financial hardship. However, for many people, the opportunity to live and work in a new country, and to potentially provide their children with a better future, is worth the cost. It's important to note that there are often fee waivers available for those who cannot afford to pay the full amount. Additionally, some organizations and charities may offer assistance with immigration fees to those in need.
January 5, 2023
USCIS is proposing increasing most immigration filing fees

USCIS made a historical proposal for most USCIS fees to increase to cover their budget gap.


December 23, 2022
Biden Administration Considers Return to Trump-era Border Policies

☝The Biden administration is facing backlash from immigration advocates as rumors circulate about new border policies that would largely mimic those of the former Trump administration. The controversial proposed plans, similar to Trump-era approaches to border security, would make it more difficult for migrants to seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Although official plans have […]


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its policy to automatically extend the validity of a green card granted for naturalization through the last day of the second year following the date of naturalization. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will now automatically extend green cards for naturalization.
December 21, 2022
USCIS Updates Policy to Automatically Extend Green Cards for Naturalization Applicants

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its policy to automatically extend the validity of a green card granted for naturalization through the last day of the second year following the date of naturalization. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will now automatically extend green cards for naturalization.


We provide assistance to nonimmigrant workers and employers in the form of support for termination of employment, assistance with filing for unemployment benefits, and assistance with filing for work visas. — The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides information on the options for nonimmigrant workers, including termination of employment. — Hiring a lawyer for your immigration law needs? Contact the immigration law firm of Shepelsky Law Group to discuss visa sponsorship, work visas, nonimmigrant visas, and more.
December 20, 2022
Options for Nonimmigrant Workers Following Termination of Employment

These workers may have several options for remaining in the United States in a period of authorized stay based on existing rules and regulations.


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