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Boundless Immigration News Weekly Recap: February 3, 2023

A weekly roundup of need-to-know immigration stories

Feb 3, 2023

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Democrats Speak Out Against Biden’s Controversial Border Tactics

Nearly 80 Democratic lawmakers have signed an open letter to President Biden criticizing the administration’s recent attempts to restrict access to asylum and urging him to reverse a series of stringent border policies.

The Biden administration recently introduced a new policy that allows border agents to expel migrants from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Haiti entering the U.S. from Mexico.

Border Crossings Drop by 95% in January

The number of migrants attempting to cross the border from Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Cuba dropped sharply in January.

After the Biden administration tightened restrictions on migrants from those countries, crossings fell by 95%, according to data obtained by the Washington Post.

Overall, the total number of migrants crossing the southern border last month dropped to 150,000, from a record 251,487 in December.


H-1B Visa Registration Period Begins March 1

USCIS announced the H-1B registration period for fiscal year 2024 will begin on March 1, 2023 and end on March 17, 2023.

During this time, petitioners and representatives may submit their registrations online.

USCIS Announces Redesigned Green Card

USCIS announced a redesign of the green card and Employment Authorization Document to include enhanced security features.

Changes include more intricate artwork, textured surfaces, and holographic images on the front and back.

USCIS said it would start issuing the new cards starting January 30, 2023.

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