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Migrants Targeted in Courthouse Raides

Despite an ongoing lawsuit and official directives restricting the practice, new reports show that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents have continued the practice of arresting migrants at state courthouses.

The Immigrant Defense Project, a New York based nonprofit that pushes for...

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Courts Continue to Block Trump's Public Charge Rule

A federal judge in New York denied motions to lift an injunction blocking the Trump administration’s upcoming public charge rule in January 2020, thereby continuing to prevent the rule from taking effect. Immigration officials have been able to deny prospective immigrants due to their...

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Iranian-Americans Detained at US Border

In the few days following the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, as many as 200 Iranians and Iranian-Americans have been detained and held for secondary questioning at the US-Canada border. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a non-profit group dedicated...

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Temporary Protect Status Extended for Yemeni Nationals

Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Yemeni citizens by 18 months, expiring September 3, 2021. TPS is a program that allows migrants to remain in the US, if during their stay, their home country faced a catastrophe that...

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Path to Citizenship for Liberian Nationals

USCIS has announced that they will begin accepting green card applications for Liberians present in the US under the newly adopted “Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness” (LRIF) Act. The LRIF was included in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which was approved by the Senate...

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What is a Joint Sponsor?

When you file a petition for immigration to the United States, there are many different requirements that you must meet to prove that you are eligible to become a permanent resident and receive a green card. As an “intending immigrant,” you must prove that you are not going to become...

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How Do Prenuptial Agreements Affect Affidavits of Support?

While many couples decide to sign a prenuptial agreement before walking down the aisle, for international couples, a prenuptial agreement can raise additional questions. A common question is whether or not a prenuptial agreement can protect the U.S. citizen spouse from any obligation under the...

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How Medicaid Can Impact Your Immigration Status

Under U.S. immigration law, to be eligible for permanent residence (also called “a green card”), a person must show that they are not likely to become a “public charge,” or dependent upon government assistance. A high likelihood of becoming a public charge can make a...

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What can slow down your green card application?

Adjustment of Status applications are one of the most common types of immigration petitions. When you visit our office to complete an Adjustment of Status (Form I-485) for yourself or a family member, we will work with you to complete the submission packet as quickly and efficiently as...

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What kind of visa does Santa have?

The holiday season is always a busy time of year for businesses. There is often an increased need for seasonal workers at airports, malls, and throughout the travel and retail industries. Many clients come to us asking how to secure visas or expedite work permits to meet this need. This got us...

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USCIS Fee Update

The comment period for the proposed USCIS fee increase has been extended until December 30, 2019. Previously, the comment period was set to end on December 16th and the new prices could have potentially gone into effect shortly thereafter. Given the new timeline, filing fee prices are likely to...

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Changes to the H-1B process

USCIS has announced that the proposed new H-1B registration system will take effect on March 1, 2020. The new system will save employers time and money, as it will inform them if their petition has been accepted in the H-1B lottery before they file the full application.

The registration period...

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