News

July 19, 2018

DHS Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status Designations for Somalia through March 17, 2020.  Please see the USCIS site for details.

May 25, 2017

Effective June 24, 2015

DHS Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status Designations for Haiti

Please see the USCIS site for details.

March 7, 2017

Premium Processing of H-1Bs to Be Temporarily Suspended April 3, 2017

Please be advised that the government has announced it will suspend H-1B premium processing on April 3, 2017, for all H-1B petitions for up to six months. This is in an effort to reduce a large case backlog. Any individuals in H-1B status that will need to travel internationally in the next six months are urged to contact our office by no later than March 17, 2017, to determine if premium processing is necessary. Individuals with questions or concerns should contact Joshua Forquer, H-1B Specialist at the Office of HR and Immigration Services at 216.368.6964.

November 15, 2016

International Spouse Support Group - CWRU

The International Spouse Support Group is a group for wives interested in meeting other wives from different cultures and sharing experiences about living in the U.S. and other countries. You can practice conversational English, play games, learn crafts, and talk about books and experiences dealing with family relationships.

Spouses (or married female students) of International students and scholars, faculty, and staff are welcome to join, as well as American women interested in building cross-cultural friendships.

This group is a sponsored activity through International Student Fellowship, serving wives at CWRU and CSU.www.case.edu/orgs/isf/main.html

OFF CAMPUS: Sometimes we meet in the homes of our members and cook together, or go out on a field trip; like the zoo, Amish Country, art museum, downtown, shopping, etc. Please call or text Arlene at 216-225-1367 cell or send an email to find out where we will be and please join us.

Arlene Frankos and Carolyn Advincula, facilitators

email: lsfcleveland.issg@gmail.com

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February 6, 2017

Diversity Immigrant Visa Program - 2017

DV-2017 Entrants (those who entered the DV lottery between October 1, 2015, and November 3, 2015) have until September 30, 2017, to check the status of their entry through this website. The DV-2017 registration period was from October 1, 2015, until November 3, 2015.

October 14, 2015

Diversity Immigrant Visa Program - 2015

The Diversity Visa Program, Green Card Lottery, will begin on October 1, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. EDT, and conclude on November 3, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Early entry is recommended. Please see the link below for complete instructions. You may also contact our Department with any questions.

The English version of the DV-2017 Program Instructions is available at www.dvlottery.state.gov. The English language version of the DV-2017 Program Instructions is the only official version.

June 24, 2015

Effective June 24, 2015

DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Nepal

Please see the USCIS site for details.

March 2, 2015

Effective May 26, 2015

H-4 spouses of H-1B nonimmigrant workers who have taken steps to become permanent residents can apply for work authorization. The H-1B nonimmigrant must be the principal beneficiary of an approved Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, I-140 to qualify.

Please contact the Office of Immigration and Human Resource Services for additional information.

December 29, 2014

US Department of State issues new rule for J-1 visa English Proficiency

Please see the standard for J-1 English Proficiency as set by the University. These go into effect January 5, 2015.

November 20, 2014

DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

Please see the USCIS site for details.