USCIS announced a major expansion of its provisional waiver program for immigrant visa applicants beginning August 29th. The good news- many more people will be able to apply for provisional waivers. The bad news- the provisional waivers process will be riskier, especially for those who do not get proper legal advice.
Temporary Protected Status ("TPS") for El Salvador has been extended for another 18 months through March 9, 2018. The filing window for extension applications has already begun, and will continue until September 6, 2016. People who timely apply for the TPS extension are also eligible for automatic extensions of their work permits until March, 2017.