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Recent Posts in Immigrant Petition Category

  • Barr Makes Significant Changes to Immigration Courts

    After being confirmed as the new U.S. Attorney General, William Barr has set his sights on making substantial changes to immigration courts. Under Barr, the Justice Department is set to issue new rule changes that will make it easier for appellate immigration judges to declare their rulings binding on the entire immigration system. Among the changes was expanding the use of single-judge, cursory ...
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  • 9 Common USCIS Form Mistakes

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) applications can be complicated and meticulous. There is plenty of room for error when it comes to filling these forms out. Any mistakes made on your applications can result in the delay or denial of your visa. The following are the most common mistakes made when filling out USCIS paperwork: Forget to sign the document - A form could be returned or ...
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  • Does the Government Shutdown Affect Immigration Matters?

    There are has been an enormous amount of concern and confusion surrounding the current government shutdown, especially those who are federal employees or receive federal subsidies. While the main issue for the shutdown is immigration , specifically building a “steel wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border, most immigration processes remain ongoing. The following blog post answers the most frequently asked ...
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  • What Happens to My Green Card After Divorce?

    While divorce means the end of a marriage, it could also result in revocation of permanent residence—and even deportation from the United States. According to U.S. immigration laws, an immigrant who is part of a legitimate marriage can qualify for a green card . In the event of a divorce, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may review the validity of the marriage. Fortunately, ...
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  • Immigration Judges Deny More Asylum Seekers

    According to a new study by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, the number of “credible fear of prosecution” asylum cases has significantly dropped this year. Researchers found that immigration judges found asylum seeks had provided enough evidence to claim they had a credible fear in 14.7 percent of cases heard since January, which is about half as often ...
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  • Red Flags of Marriage Fraud

    When a U.S. citizen marries and sponsors a non-citizen spouse for an immigrant visa or green card , you can expect that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will examine their application very closely. Marriage fraud is a common way that immigrants and their citizen sponsors try to obtain legal residency and entry to the U.S., so immigration authorities are on the lookout for red ...
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  • Filing for Permanent Residency as a Refugee

    Refugees and asylees seeking shelter and sanctuary in the United States seem to be at the top of every headline in recent weeks as the conflict in Syria rages on. While many citizens wonder if the refugees will be forced to leave, the refugees themselves need to start thinking about how they can legally stay. Although it might not be common knowledge, people who have been refugees or held asylum ...
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  • AILA Releases Full Summary of Day 2 of S.744 Markup

    On May 14, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up Day 2 of its review and markup of the Senate's Immigration Reform Bill (S. 744), getting through most of Title IV of the Bill regarding changes to non-immigrant visa provisions. Republican and Democrat lawmakers passed fifteen (15) amendments. The "Gang of Eight" remained committed to the core provisions of the Bill, with the two ...
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  • Immigrant Petition Statistics for EB-1 Alien Worker (I-140) Category

    United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) released its statistics for the Fiscal Year 2010-2011, relating to the immigrant classifications for alien’s with extraordinary ability, outstanding professors or researchers, and multinational executives or managers. From January 2011 to July 20, 2011, the Nebraska Service Center received 840 applications for immigrants in the classification ...
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