Welcome to The Deng Law Firm's latest immigration news update. As a leading authority in immigration and visas, we strive to provide you with the most comprehensive and accurate information to stay up to date with the latest developments in immigration law and policies.
Important Immigration Updates
Our team of expert immigration attorneys has compiled a list of the most significant immigration updates that occurred on Friday, June 24, 2022. These updates cover a wide range of immigration topics and can greatly impact individuals and businesses navigating the complex immigration system.
New Visa Category Introduced
On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the introduction of a new visa category to attract highly skilled foreign professionals. The new visa category, known as the Global Talent Visa, aims to streamline the process for individuals with exceptional abilities in fields such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Requirements for the Global Talent Visa
In order to qualify for the Global Talent Visa, applicants must demonstrate exceptional abilities in their respective fields, which significantly benefit the U.S. economy, national interest, or cultural advancement. Additionally, applicants need to secure sponsorship from a U.S. employer and show evidence of substantial achievements and international recognition.
Expansion of Family Reunification Programs
In a significant move towards promoting family unity, the Department of State announced the expansion of family reunification programs on June 24, 2022. The expansion includes a broader definition of eligible family members and an increase in the number of available visas for family-sponsored immigration.
Broadening Eligibility Criteria
Under the expanded family reunification programs, eligible family members now include not only immediate relatives such as spouses and children but also extended family members such as grandparents, aunts, and uncles. This expansion aims to prioritize the importance of family unification and ensures that more families can be reunited in the United States.
Updates on Employment-Based Green Cards
June 24, 2022, saw significant updates regarding employment-based green cards and the corresponding application process. These updates address certain challenges faced by foreign workers in obtaining permanent residency based on employment.
Simplified Application Process
The new updates aim to simplify the application process and reduce the backlog of employment-based green card applications. USCIS has implemented measures to streamline the adjudication process, eliminate unnecessary delays, and ensure that qualified foreign workers receive their permanent residency in a timely manner.
At The Deng Law Firm, we understand the importance of staying informed about the constantly evolving landscape of immigration law. Our team of highly skilled immigration attorneys is committed to providing you with the latest news, updates, and insights to help you navigate the immigration process with confidence.
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