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HERE IS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN IMMIGRATION IN MAY 2022
VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2022
The U.S Department of State releases monthly updates to priority dates indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center. View the latest green card waiting lists as of May 2022.
MAY 2ND, 2022
A federal court in Louisiana issued an order on Wednesday temporarily preventing the Biden administration from winding down Title 42. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced earlier this month that it would end Title 42 on May 23. The order from the Louisiana court is in effect for the next 14 days, with a hearing set for May 13 to determine the potential fate of Title 42.
The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine is to reopen after shutting diplomatic operations days before Russia invaded the country on February 24th. The UK and other countries have announced similar plans to reopen their embassies in Ukraine in the coming weeks.
MAY 16TH, 2022
2023 Diversity Visa lottery winners have been announced! 55,000 foreign nationals have been invited to apply for permanent residency in the United States. The program provides individuals from countries that typically do not send many immigrants to the U.S. the chance to obtain permanent residency.
Texas Governor Abbott has signaled that he intends to challenge a Supreme Court decision that guarantees access to free public education to all children, regardless of their immigration status. The Governor claims educating multilingual children will be too difficult and too expensive for the state, however Texas currently spends less than the national average per student.
MAY 23RD, 2022
Afghan nationals can now apply online for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) until November 23rd, 2023. The Department of Homeland Security announced the new registration process for Afghan nationals, it is estimated that over 72,000 Afghan nationals currently in the United States may be eligible for TPS.