IMPORTANT UPDATE — Feb. 24, 2020: The new public charge rule took effect on Feb. 24, 2020, and applies to people applying for green cards or visas both from within and outside the United States:For those applying from within the… View Article
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to move forward with implementing its controversial “public charge rule,” which makes it harder for low-income immigrants to obtain green cards.
The lines might be shorter, but it’s getting tougher to obtain a green card, according to USCIS immigration data for fiscal year 2019.
The U.S. Department of State released its latest Visa Bulletin. That’s a big deal if you’re waiting for your priority date to be current so that your green card application can move forward.
The State Department rolled out new rules Thursday that aim to limit “birth tourism” — when pregnant women travel to the United States to give birth in order for their child to obtain a U.S. passport.The new rules, which go… View Article
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
A coalition of more than 100 of the nation’s leading companies — including Microsoft, Levi Strauss, and Twitter — on Thursday filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, urging that the Department of… View Article
USCIS will require that immigrants show ID and personally sign for delivery of green cards, work permits, and other immigration documents sent via mail.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received almost 30,000 public comments decrying its plan to dramatically increase fees for core immigration services, including a a more than 80% hike in the cost of citizenship and a 56% increase in… View Article
The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics closed out 2019 by publishing a swathe of new immigration data that offers an important portrait of new arrivals to the United States — and gives a preliminary snapshot of some… View Article