The family immigration process begins when a U.S. citizen or permanent resident “petitions” the government to sponsor a family member for a green card. This requires filing a special form (called an “I-130”) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS),… View Article
Because Congress has capped the number of employment-sponsored green cards at 140,000 per year (about 13% of the total), the majority of immigrants in the United States obtain their green cards based on a family relationship.This is even true for… View Article
This map shows the home state for most immigrants with recently obtained green cards. You can click to see detailed numbers on which green card categories were used within a particular state.Not surprisingly, the most permanent residents live in the… View Article
If you are a U.S. citizen, you may sponsor your spouse, your parents, and any unmarried children under 21 years old for a green card. These close family relationships make up the great majority (69%) of the family-sponsored green cards… View Article
U.S. citizens are entitled to sponsor their spouses and minor children for green cards, and only have to wait as long as the government’s processing time — there are no special queues.It may come as a surprise that permanent residents,… View Article
For spouses, minor children, and parents of U.S. citizens, there is no waiting list for a green card. As long as these relatives are approved for permanent residency — which by itself can take over a year in processing time… View Article
Finance apps and websites aimed at immigrants can help you manage your money when in the United States.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) wants to dramatically increase fees for immigrants and visa applicants — but how does the new proposal compare with past increases?USCIS fees: A brief historyWould-be immigrants to the United States have had to pay… View Article
Boundless submitted a letter to the House Judiciary Committee to express our concerns about the effect of immigration policies on military members and veterans, and their families.
The Trump administration on Friday proposed increasing the cost of applying for U.S. citizenship and a marriage-based green card, as well as for the first time charging a fee for asylum applications.Under the new proposal, which will be published on… View Article