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Dignity Act of 2023

Dignity Act of 2023

The Dignity Act of 2023 is bill proposed in May 2023 by Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) and Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX). This bill has not been passed and is not law as of December 31, 2023. This is a bipartisan bill, meaning it has support from bo… Read More
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Categories: DACA
Work Permits Now Being Gr…

Work Permits Now Being Granted For Up To Five Years For Certain Applicants

On September 27, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the maximum periods for certain work permits were being extended from one or two years to five. This update only applies to asylees/refugees, people granted withh… Read More
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Categories: Work Visas
Government Shut-Downs and…

Government Shut-Downs and Your Immigration Case: What You Need to Know

While the government shutdown has been pushed back to mid-November, the possibility of the government pausing operations is still present. When the government shuts down, “essential” employees are required to keep working, many government program… Read More
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Categories: Uncategorized

Seeking Affirmative Asylum – What You Need to Know

When seeking asylum, you need to know the process and how to ace your application and interview. There are two processes when seeking asylum, affirmative and defensive. The defensive process is when the government is actively trying to remove you fro… Read More
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Categories: U.S. Green Cards
How Does the COVID-19 Pan…

How Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect Your Immigration Case?

USCIS Budget Limitations With the COVID-19 pandemic slowing down many government services in 2020, you may be wondering if processing times for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have been affected. Although USCIS has continued to fun… Read More
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The History of DACA (Defe…

The History of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Qualifications to Apply, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Recent Ruling

What is DACA? In 2012, the Department of Homeland Security created an immigration relief program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA for short. DACA allows undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children to apply… Read More
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COVID-19, Government Assi…

COVID-19, Government Assistance, and I-944 “Public Charge” Determinations

The Public Charge Rule — Background In February 2020, USCIS implemented the “public charge” rule. A public charge is a ground of inadmissibility, or a reason an immigrant can be denied a green card, visa, or admission into the United States… Read More
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What Types of Visas will be Impacted by the June 22, 2020 Immigration Executive Order Restricting Foreign Work Visas?

On June 22, 2020 President Trump issued an Executive Order restricting foreign work visas. The President claims that foreign workers present a “significant threat to employment opportunities for Americans.” While the justifications of the order a… Read More
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Categories: H-1B, J Visa, L Visa, Work Visas

Applying for a Green Card if you have TPS

While most TPS holders can only apply for a green card from outside the U.S., there is a way around that if you have been granted Advanced Parole. Advance Parole allows you to travel outside the United States and return. Because you are considered to… Read More
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Upcoming changes to H1B filings in 2020

Beginning in April 2020 there will be changes to the H1B application process. An electronic registration system will be implemented which will have a shorter version of the application. This will streamline the process for companies to complete appli… Read More
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Categories: H-1B