Unlimited Weekly Immigration News Archive: March 15, 2024


Refugees will receive work permits in just 30 days under new USCIS process

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announcement a new streamlined work authorization process for refugees in the United States. Refugees will now only have to wait 30 days to receive their employment authorization documents (EAD) after being admitted to the country.

Under the new system, as soon as a refugee enters the United States, USCIS will digitally generate Form I-765 (Application for Work Authorization) for them. All eligible refugees admitted to the country on or after December 10, 2023 will receive their EADs and social security cards based on this new process.

Biden Addresses Immigration Challenges in State of the Union

In its 2024 State of the Union Address, President Biden urged Republican lawmakers to stop blocking immigration reform and called on the entire government to make meaningful progress at the border. “We can fight to fix the border, or we can fix it,” Biden said during his speech.

Biden also proposed new border security measures, including hiring 1,500 additional border security agents, 100 additional judges and 4,300 asylum officers to deal with the high number of migrant crossings.

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Indians now make up the third largest group of undocumented immigrants in the United States

Indian citizens now make up the third-largest group of undocumented immigrants in the United States, according to the Pew Research Center. latest estimates.

India is the only country in the top five outside of Latin America. Since 2011, the population of undocumented Indians in the United States has increased by 70%, the fastest growth of any nationality. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) figures show that the number of undocumented Indian immigrants increased the most between 2020 and 2023.

H-1B lottery registrations expected to drop by 50%

Exercise Registering for the 2025 H-1B Lottery is open from March 6 to 22 this year, with a new “beneficiary-centric” process aimed at reducing fraud.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) estimates that approximately 350,000 unique individuals will register for this year’s lottery, less than half of the registrations the agency obtained last year. In 2023, USCIS received 758,994 records with 408,891 duplicates.

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