USCIS Revises Guidelines on Late-Filed Extension of Stay and Change of Status Requests

Release Date: 01/24/2024

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced an update to its Policy Manual, outlining that under specific conditions and at the discretion of USCIS, a nonimmigrant's failure to timely file an extension of stay or change of status request may be excused if the delay was caused by extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the applicant or petitioner.

DHS Unveils Enhancements to Support Labor Enforcement Investigations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has introduced process improvements to assist noncitizen workers who are victims of, or witnesses to, labor rights violations. These changes include a streamlined and expedited deferred action request process aimed at safeguarding noncitizen workers from immigration-related retaliation by exploitative employers.