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August 2022
Immigration News Briefs

Website updates for noncitizen public benefits

USCIS has updated its public charge resources webpage with more information to help reduce undue fear and confusion among immigrants and their families, including U.S. citizens and their children, that may prevent them from obtaining critical government services available to them.

USCIS question-and-answer section addresses common concerns and misconceptions about the public charge ground of inadmissibility. For example, it does not consider vaccines or public benefits specifically related to the Covid-19 pandemic when making public charge determinations. USCIS encourages everyone, including noncitizens, to seek necessary medical care, including treatment or preventive services for Covid-19.

Noncitizens may seek pandemic-related benefits and services (including food assistance, housing programs, and others) for which they are eligible—without fear of negative consequences to their immigration status. The update clarifies that relatively few noncitizens in the United States are both subject to the public charge ground of inadmissibility and eligible for the public benefits considered under the 1999 Interim Field Guidance, including Supplemental Security Income, Temporary  Assistance for Needy Families, and programs (including Medicaid) supporting noncitizens who are institutionalized for long-term care at government expense.

The webpage can be found at: https://www.uscis. gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/ public-charge/public-charge-resources

Implementing phase two of premium processing

On July 15, USCIS announced it is implementing the second phase of the premium processing expansion for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications.

Beginning August 1, 2022, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests for:

USCIS will reject premium processing requests for these Form I-140 classifications if the receipt date is after the dates listed above. USCIS has 45 days to take an adjudicative action on cases that request premium processing for these newly included Form I-140 classifications. It will not accept new (initial) Forms I-140 with a premium processing request at this time.

Eligibility for employment-based adjustments

USCIS wants to ensure the center uses as many available visas as possible in fiscal year (FY) 2022, which ends on September 30, 2022. Therefore, USCIS urges anyone within the United States who may be eligible for an employment-based adjustment of status to note these important reminders regarding Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record:

 

APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR ​ AUGUST 2022

FAMILY

India

Pakistan/Bangladesh

1st

01Dec14

01Dec14

2A

Current

​Current

2B

22Sep15

22Sep15

3rd

​​22​Nov08

​​22​Nov08

4th

​15Sep05

​22Mar0​7

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

India

Pakistan/Bangladesh

1st

Current

Current

2nd

 01​​Dec14

Current

3rd

​​​​15Feb1​2

Current

Other

15​Feb1​2

08M​ay19

4th

Current

Current

5th

Current

Current1B

 

 

DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS - ​​AUGUST 2022

 

FAMILY

India

Pakistan/Bangladesh

1st

​08Aug16

08Aug16

2A

Current

Current

2B

​​01​Jan17

​​01​Jan17

3rd

​​08N​ov09

​​08N​ov09

4th

22F​eb06

15D​ec07

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

India

Pakistan/Bangladesh

1st

Current

Current

2nd

01Jan15 

Current

3rd

22​Feb12

Current

Other

22​Feb12

Current

4th

Current

Current

5th

Current

Current1B


Visa Bulletin for ​​​August 2022 is available on our website. Please go to http://www.khabar.com/magazine/ immigration/
 

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