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Non-Citizen Children COVID-19 Vaccination

The Centers for Disease Control in April clarified that noncitizen children under 18 who are non-immigrants traveling from foreign countries to the U.S. are not currently required to show proof of vacation from Covid-19. The order takes into account the global availability of the vaccine and the potential difficulty posed to families traveling together.

However, children ages 2 – 17 unable to present proof of vaccination must present a completed “Covered Individual Attestation” to airlines before embarking on an aircraft destined for the U.S. Noncitizen nonimmigrant children between these ages without proof of vaccination will be required to attest (or have a parent or guardian attest on their behalf) to arrange to get a post-arrival viral test and self-isolate if the test result is positive or if the child develops Covid-19 symptoms. 

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Employment Authorization: USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Work Permits for Certain Applicants:

Effective May 4, 2022, USCIS will increase the automatic extension period on EAD’s for certain applicants to 540 days from 180 days in order to prevent gaps in employment authorization.

USCIS will temporarily provide up to 360 days of additional automatic extension time (for a total of up to 540 days) to eligible applicants (only those already authorized for 180 day EAD extension) with a timely-filed Form I-765 renewal application pending during the 18-month period after publication of the TFR while USCIS continues to work through pending caseloads that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This timeframe will allow USCIS an opportunity to address staffing shortages, implement additional efficiencies, and meet Director Jaddou’s recently announced goal of achieving a three-month cycle time for EAD applications (generally comparable to a median three-month processing time) by the end of FY23.

Beginning Oct. 27, 2023, automatic extensions of employment authorization and EAD validity will revert to the up to 180-day period for those eligible applicants who timely file Form I-765 renewal applications.

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H-2B & PERM: USCIS Processing Times Website Improvement

On May 5, 2022, USCIS announced that users can now immediately find the processing time information for their particular type of case, rather than seeing an aggregate of all related case types. To this effect, USCIS made the following changes regarding processing times available here:

  • Addition of drop-down options for form categories to help narrow results to only the processing times that are relevant to a case and help a user understand their particular situation.
  • Addition of a case inquiry tool where the user can insert their receipt date and get an immediate answer on whether they should contact us with questions about their particular case; if so, benefit requestors will be provided a link to submit a case inquiry online
  • Displaying a single 80th percentile processing time (rather than a range) to simplify the information provided and improve the ability of users to estimate how long it is likely to take USCIS to process a benefit request
  • Revising, streamlining, and adding more content to the processing times webpages to increase transparency, including a new Frequently Asked Questions page and an improved More Information page.

 

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H-2A Visa

H-2A Worker Violation: Underpayment, Substandard Working Conditions, and Threats.

A recent case highlights what the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division states is a message to employers regarding H-2A program abuses. The WHD found that an employer violated the program when it underpaid workers, provided substandard living conditions, and threatened to terminate the work contracts of workers if they refused to accept wages at lower rates than legally required under the program.

The farm failed to provide its workers with at least 75% of the work hours guaranteed in their contracts, did not reimburse workers for inbound transportation costs, and shortchanged 69 domestic workers hired with the H-2A workers, according to the WHD. The DOL found that Jorgensen Management owed $159,256 in unpaid wages and $25,430 in civil penalties. In announcing its findings, the DOL stated that the outcome of the investigation is a strong message to employers that the WHD will “not tolerate abuses of the H-2A program and will protect the rights of all people working in the U.S.”

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Employee Spotlight – Modupe Adamolekun

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Employee Spotlight - Modupe Adamolekun

Farmer Law PC would like to introduce one of our great team members, Modupe Adamolekun. Modupe is a strong asset to the Farmer Law legal team. She is the sweetest person who has a great attitude day in and day out. Modupe is a team leader that is resilient to anything.

How long have you worked at Farmer Law, PC?

 “Around 8 months, so coming up on a year! My first day was August 30, 2021.”

What is your job title and what does your job entail?

What motivates you to get up and come to work?

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What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?

What do you like doing outside of work?

“Besides spending time with family, I like to run. Being out in nature is very therapeutic. Plus, I plan to run another half marathon this fall, so I’m currently training for that.”

What is one thing that not many people know about you?

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If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

“I would love the ability to turn back time.” We are so lucky to have you, Modupe!

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