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Rajiv's News Clips - First bi-annual agenda of Biden admin scraps proposed move of fixed visa tenure for international students

Published by: The Times of India  - Date: June 12, 2021

Quotes and Excerpts from Rajiv on the article:

Rajiv S Khanna, Arlington based Immigration Attorney had then explained to TOI that this would cause problems for international students. A four-year cap is definitely shorter than a PhD or even a bachelor’s degree course because students can opt for an extra semester.

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USCIS Announces Lockbox Filing Flexibilities

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will offer filing flexibilities to provide relief to certain applicants and petitioners impacted by delays at a USCIS lockbox. These flexibilities only apply to benefit requests submitted to a USCIS lockbox and not to USCIS service centers or field offices.

The following temporary flexibilities are effective for 60 days from June 10 until Aug. 9, 2021:

USCIS Announces Pilot Program for Credit Card Payments Using Form G-1450 When Filing Form I-485

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a pilot program for accepting credit card payments using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, for U nonimmigrants filing Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.