Individuals submitting Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, on or after October 1, 2021, must provide
proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
“Unlawful presence” occurs when a person is in the United States without an immigration status, whether that be after entering the country without documents or allowing a valid immigration status to expire and remaining in the United States. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, there are few exceptions to accumulating unlawful presence.
On March 8, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security approved Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans in the United States. TPS is a humanitarian benefit, which is approved for those who are nationals of a foreign country when conditions temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or where the country cannot adequately handle the return of its nationals.
When we discuss filing a petition for an immigration status with a potential client, one of the most frequent questions we hear is “What is the risk of filing this petition with USCIS?”
TPS was granted to foreign nationals from particular countries that the U.S. Government has determined certain conditions exist that are not safe for the foreign national to return.