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September 2022
Immigration News Briefs

Beware of ICE and USCIS imposters

Scammers are pretending to be from ICE and USCIS. Like other government impersonators, they want to trick you into giving them your money or personal information. They call or email saying you have violated immigration law. Or that your identity information is wrong or out of date. Or that you owe fees or need to pay an immigration bond. They then threaten to alert the police or have you deported if you do not give them the information they want. All of this can be very unsettling. Here are some things to know:

For more information on these types of scams, visit ftc. gov/imposters. And if you spot this, or any scam, report it to the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.

New STEM resources on USCIS website

USCIS has published additional online resources on uscis.gov to provide an overview of some of the temporary and permanent pathways for noncitizens to work in the United States in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This guide also highlights some of the most important considerations for STEM professionals who want to work in the United States.

New pages:

Covid-related flexibilities extended

USCIS extended certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through October 23, 2022. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in certain notices if the request or notice was issued between March 1, 2020, and October 23, 2022, including (full list can be found at uscis.gov):

In addition, USCIS will consider a Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, or a Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings if:

Also, the reproduced signature flexibility announced in March 2020 will become permanent policy on July 25, 2022.

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

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