US Immigration News & Updates
Ruling on DACA affects new applicantsJuly 20, 2021
A July 16, 2021, ruling on DACA by a Texas judge means that new DACA applications will not be processed. Current DACA recipients can continue to renew.
DHS extends and re-designates TPS for YemenJuly 9, 2021
On July 6, 2021, the DHS announced the Extension and Re-Designation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status. It will be in effect from September 4, 2021, through March 3, 2023. Approximately 1,700 Yemenis will retain TPS if they meet the requirements. An estimated 480 Yemen nationals will be able to apply for the first time for TPS.
USAHello.org now available in Chinese, Persian, and VietnameseMay 18, 2021
There are over 5 million people in the USA who speak Chinese, Persian, and Vietnamese. USAHello is bridging the gap in access to information for these New Americans by connecting them to needed resources and services in their own language. USAHello.org will now be available in seven languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Persian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
President Biden approves the number of refugees who can come to the USAMay 3, 2021
On May 3, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Presidential Determination for the US Refugee Resettlement Program with a goal of 62,500 refugees for the current fiscal year. This is an increase from 15,000 that the Trump administration had set for the current year. After several months’ pause, resettlement will now start again for cases that have already been approved, and new cases will begin to be processed. Learn more.
Types of U.S. visas and the visa requirementsMay 3, 2021
The processing of U.S. visas has started again. Learn more about the current U.S. visa priorities, types of visas, and how you can apply.