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Biden Increases Refugee Admissions for 2022

The Biden Administration recently increased the refugee income limit to 125,000 for the next fiscal year, beginning October 1 to September 30, 2022. This comes after a recent move by President Joe Biden to increase the refugee admissions cap for the current fiscal year from 15,000 to 62,500. 

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EB-5 Visa Applicants in China Drop Significantly in July

China is the top source country for most immigrant investors applying for the EB-5 Investor Visa. According to the Department of State, the interest of Chinese investors in the EB-5 Visa dropped significantly between June and July 2021. Meanwhile, the Senate has refused to reauthorize the EB-5 Regional Center Program. 

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What International Students Need to Know About the H-1B Visa Updates

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have been updating the H-1B Visa program to make it more accessible to international graduates and foreign workers alike. President Joe Biden let the ban on the H-1B Visa and a few other visa categories expire naturally in March 2021. 

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US Federal Court Cancels All Proposed New H-1B Visa Rules:

The US Federal Court recently scrapped all the H-1B Visa rules implemented during the Trump Administration. The Trump administration put certain restrictions on the H-1B Visa program to protect American workers during the uncertainty of the pandemic. 

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USCIS Improves Transparency for the H-2B Visa With a Data Hub

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched an H-2 Data Hub to improve transparency in employment-based visa programs on June 23, 2021. This data hub will provide information to the public on the employers and agents petitioning for H-2B Visa workers. 

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FAQs About the K-1 Visa Interview

The K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa allows foreign partners of US citizens to come to the US to get married within 90 days of their arrival. If you have already applied for the K-1 Visa, you must have received a letter to attend an interview with the US Visa officials. 

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FAQs About the USCIS Biometric Collection Process

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have started allowing immigration applicants to reschedule their biometric collections appointment by calling the USCIS Contact Center instead of submitting a request in writing. They have also suspended the biometric requirements for certain nonimmigrant visa applicants in May 2021.