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  • Temporary Protected Status Extended for Syria Until March 2018
    Temporary Protected Status Extended for Syria Until March 2018

    Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Jeh Johnson, recently declared that citizens of the country of Syria may be eligible for an extension of their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) ...

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  • Extension to STEM OPT May Be Submitted Until August 8, 2016
    Extension to STEM OPT May Be Submitted Until August 8, 2016

    Students who are applying for the STEM OPT can be granted a seven-month extension of their status if they have previously applied for a 17-month extension. The application is Form I-765, Application ...

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  • e-Passports Required to Travel to US
    e-Passports Required to Travel to US

    Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on Reinforcing Travel Security through E-Passports Effective April 1, 2016, the US now requires E-Passports for all travelers entering the US from any of the 38 countries that ...

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  • DHS Approves New STEM Student Visa Extension Period
    DHS Approves New STEM Student Visa Extension Period

    The Department of Homeland Security has finalized its amendment of F-1 nonimmigrant student visa regulations regarding optional practical training (OPT). However, the amendment only applies to ...

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  • TPS for South Sudan
    TPS for South Sudan

    Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation from May 3, 2016, through November 2, 2017. Due ...

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