IMPORTANT UPDATE: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended temporary office closures until at least June 4. To schedule an emergency appointment, contact the USCIS Contact Center.USCIS announced Tuesday it would temporarily shut down its offices due to the… View Article
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced Friday that getting tested or seeking treatment for the coronavirus will not be counted against a would-be immigrant under the new public charge rule.“USCIS encourages all those, including aliens, with symptoms that resemble coronavirus (COVID-19)… View Article
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.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has kicked off 2020 with an efficiency drive, and is transferring some I-130 petitions and I-485 green card applications to service centers with shorter wait times in a bid to streamline its workflow.What does… View Article
The public charge rule is aimed at reducing eligible green card and visa holders, by redefining what makes them depend on public benefits or likely to.
The new “public charge rule” makes it harder to secure green cards and visas, by redefining who is likely to depend on the government for support.
President Donald Trump has expanded his travel ban to include 6 more countries, including Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation.The expanded ban means the Trump administration is now blocking more than 5% of immigrants, based on the numbers that have historically… View Article
IMPORTANT UPDATE — August 12, 2020: An appeals court ruled on Aug. 12 that the recent order blocking the Trump administration’s public charge rules would only apply within New York, Vermont, and Connecticut. The decision follows an earlier ruling that… 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.