Due to the global pandemic, increased volume, budgetary constraints and infrastructure issues, USCIS continues to experience record backlogs and significant processing delays for almost every category of application. As a result, the agency has announced automatic extensions to document validity for some categories.
As the world seeks to overcome the Covid-19 global pandemic, mandatory vaccination requirements are becoming more prevalent. In keeping with this trend, starting October 1, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) and the U.S. Department of State will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all applicants applying for refugee or lawful permanent residence, with some exceptions.
In this post, we wanted to break down one of the most commonly used immigration phrases, “naturalization.” We will explore what this all-encompassing phrase really means and what the requirements are for pursuing it.
In a win for immigrants and immigration advocates, the United States immigration authorities have now rescinded one of the most detrimental Trump-era policies.
On June 7, 2021, the Supreme Court held that recipients of Temporary Protective Status (TPS) do not qualify for a green card or permanent residency if they entered the country unlawfully.
You may be wondering whether marrying a U.S. citizen can help an undocumented immigrant gain a green card. In fact, this topic is commonly misunderstood. Many people mistakenly believe that marrying a U.S. citizen can be a quick fix to just about any immigration problem, but in reality, a lot of complicated issues can arise.
If you are a refugee or asylee, you may be feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate the immigration system. It is hard to be in a new country, particularly when your loved ones have not been granted the same refugee status. The good news is that if you are at least 18 years old, there are a number of ways you can help your immediate family members come to or stay in the United States legally.
The Florida Immigration Coalition has reported that their immigration hotline is “blowing up” with calls from undocumented immigrants who have been repeatedly, and frustratingly, turned away from COVID-19 vaccination sites and centers.
If you are in the process of seeking legal representation for any reason, it is critical that you feel comfortable with your legal counsel. The attorney-client relationship works both ways. The attorney has to be a good fit for the clients just like the client has to be a good fit for the attorney.
The United States has become the second nation worldwide to offer Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Venezeulans. This is incredible news for the over 300,000 Venezeulans who fled an oppressive and unsafe situation in their home country and are now living in the United States.