USCIS Issues Guidance on its New Provisional Waiver Processing

USCIS has released additional information regarding its new provisional waiver program.  The program permits certain otherwise visa ineligible immigrants to apply for a waiver while still in the U.S. and then use the approved provisional waiver when he or she appears for an immigrant visa interview abroad.  The program is to begin accepting filings on …

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President Authorizes Up to 80,000 Refugee Admissions for FY2011

In a Memorandum directed to the Secretary of State on October 8, 2010, President Obama authorized the admission to the US of up to 80,000 refugees based on humanitarian concerns and US national interests.  Regional allocations are as follows: Africa: 15,000, East Asia: 19,000, Europe and Central Asia: 2,000, Latin America/Caribbean: 5,500, Near East/South Asia: …

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