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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Extensions

Starting July 13, 2015, USCIS began accepting premium processing requests for H-1B extensions and all other H-1B petitions. On May 19, 2015, USCIS had temporarily stopped premium processing for H-1B extensions in order to reduce work load and allow the agency to implement a new regulation allowing some H-4 visa holders to apply for work


Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal.

On June 24, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). A foreign country may be designated for TPS as a result of temporary conditions, such as an environmental disaster or civil war, where that country’s nationals cannot return safely to their country. On April 25, 2015, Nepal was