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Using the New EAD Eligibility Calculator

Earlier this month, USCIS announced that certain applicants filing for a renewal of their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) will now receive an automatic 540-day extension of their employment authorization while their renewal application is pending. You can read more about this here.

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What to do if CBP admits you with the wrong information?

Upon legally entering the US at a Port-of-Entry, CBP will issue an Entry/Departure Record Form I-94. Sometimes, however, they fail to do so or issue incorrect information on the form. If this is the case you can schedule an appointment at a local CBP Deferred Inspection Site of Port of Entry that...

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How do I contact the National Visa Center about my case?

As of May 23, 2022, the National Visa Center (NVC) has suspended its Public Inquiry Telephone Line. In the past, many visa applicants have used this telephone line to submit inquiries about their cases while they were pending with the NVC. It was an important tool for getting information about...

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What happens if my I-751 and N-400 interviews are merged?

When issued a family-based green card USCIS will either issue you, as the beneficiary,  a 10 year green card or a conditional 2-year green card. If you find yourself in the latter position as a two year green card holder, do not worry - this is likely due to your recent marriage of two years...

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USCIS Implements Longer Automatic Extension for EAD Renewal Applicants

Earlier this month, USCIS announced that certain applicants filing for a renewal of their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) will now receive an automatic 540-day extension of their employment authorization while their renewal application is pending. 

EAD renewal applicants in certain...

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Travel with a Pending I-751 Petition

The ability to travel both domestically and internationally is always one of the biggest concerns for individuals with pending immigration cases. If you’re a hopeful immigrant in the US, you more than likely have family, friends, or business ties in other countries and most likely are not...

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New Vaccination Requirements in Effect for Travel to US

On November 8, 2021, new COVID-19 travel guidelines will go into effect for non-immigrants traveling to the U.S., requiring that all non-immigrant travelers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they meet one of the listed exceptions. The new guidelines will apply to any traveler whose...

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Extension and Redesignation of Yemen TPS

Announced on July 6th by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemeni people has been extended through March 3, 2023. There will be an 18-month period in which Yemenis can either extend or re-designate their TPS. 

One may ask under what circumstances...

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Preserving the Health of Detained Pregnant Women

On Friday July 9th, ICE announced a new policy in which “it should not detain, arrest, or take into custody for an administrative violation individuals known to be pregnant, postpartum, or nursing, unless release is prohibited by law or exceptional circumstances,” as officially stated...

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DACA Ruled Unlawful: What This Means For Dreamers

On Friday July 16th, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) was ruled as unlawful and was subsequently terminated after a reviewing process by Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Texas, the Judge in charge of the case questioning DACA’s legality. Judge Hanen said that...

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Salad Bowl or Melting Pot: Immigrants in America

The metaphor of the Melting Pot is a damaging concept. The idea that immigrants must “melt” their cultural identities into “One America” or U.S. culture and abandon their ethnic culture in order to fully integrate themselves into American society is a poor viewpoint on...

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DACA Applications in Severe Backlog

Thousands looking to renew their DACA status in order to remain in the U.S., their home, have had their cases caught in a fierce backlog of 55,000 first-time DACA recipient applications. Of these 55,000 applications, 13,000 cases having been pending for more than 4 months (past the USCIS...

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