Immigration News

Form I-944 and the Public Charge Regulations

The Form I-944 Declaration of Self-Sufficiency is a tool used by the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) to scrutinize foreign nationals applying for adjustment of status (“green cards”) by determining if the applicant is, or is likely at… Read More
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Update Regarding USCIS Furlough

USCIS announced on August 25, 2020 they will avert the furlough of 13,400 employees and maintain operations until the end of fiscal year 2020. As a result, there will be extreme spending reductions. USCIS Deputy Director for Policy Joseph Edlow comme… Read More
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Restrictive Immigration Policies Implemented by the Trump Administration

Restrictive immigration policies implemented by the Trump administration have targeted both undocumented and legal immigrants and diminished the pool of applicants applying for USCIS benefits. Read More
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Presidential Proclamation on Suspension of Entry of Some Immigrants and Nonimmigrants

On Monday, June 22, 2020, the Trump administration issued a Proclamation that freezes temporary work visas for foreigners trying to work in the United States and extends the suspension of immigrant visa issuance for those who want to immigrate to the… Read More
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DACA Decision

On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States made a 5-4 decision to block President Trump’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read More
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USCIS COVID-19 Re-Opening

USCIS offices will resume face-to-face services beginning on June 4, 2020. As offices begin to re-open, the USCIS will implement precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These precautions include: Visitors cannot enter an office if they: Have a… Read More
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Detained Immigrants Die of COVID-19

Thousands of detainees under the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been forced to remain in detention centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been reported that ICE detention centers have violated CDC guidelines including a lac… Read More
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Decrease in Immigration Applications

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is experiencing a sudden drop in immigration-related services due to the Trump administration’s recent restrictions on visa and green card applications in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
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H-1B visa holders and COVID-19

With unemployment skyrocketing in the United States, foreign nationals are at risk of losing their visa status. Normally, those with H-1B status who have long-pending green card cases in the EB-2 or EB-3 category are eligible to renew their status mu… Read More
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Immigration Arrests limited to Criminal Aliens during Coronavirus Pandemic

ICE reported that they will continue their arrests while taking the necessary precautions to slow down the spread of COVID-19, but would limit the arrests to individuals with criminal convictions. ICE issued a statement saying they “will focus enfo… Read More
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