How A U-Visa Can Help You If You Are the Victim of a Crime

The U NonImmigrant Visa was created by Congress in 2000 as a part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (including the Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act). Its main purpose is to help ensure a safe lawful status for noncitizens who are victims of certain crimes, including domestic violence, felonious assault, sexual assault Read more about How A U-Visa Can Help You If You Are the Victim of a Crime[…]

How Long Will My Immigration Application Take to Be Processed?

The past year has been one of the messiest years in immigration document processing we have ever seen. Between the Trump administration’s constant discouragement of immigration applications, and USCIS’s own issues with budget shortfalls and COVID-19 shutdowns, application processing times have suffered. Now, with President Biden in office, there is a push to get things Read more about How Long Will My Immigration Application Take to Be Processed?[…]

Immigration Week in Congress and an End to the Green Card Freeze

With President Biden in his second month in office, things continue to change daily on the immigration front. The biggest thing happening this month is the attempt to pass several bills during the week of March 15th, dubbed “immigration week” by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. A Comprehensive Immigration Bill vs. Several Smaller Bills In his Read more about Immigration Week in Congress and an End to the Green Card Freeze[…]

Understanding the New U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021

So far, President Biden is keeping his promise to make immigration one of his biggest priorities upon entering office. In his first week in office, he signed four key documents to immediately undo some of the damage the Trump administration did to the country’s immigration policies. These included: a memorandum to the Attorney General, which Read more about Understanding the New U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021[…]

Immigration Policy Update: What You Need to Know

With President Biden’s inauguration just days away, we are all waiting to see what this will mean for the direction of the country going forward, and specifically, for immigration policy. Indeed, it seems like even the results of the election themselves have already helped to change the conversation around immigration, even before Biden has taken Read more about Immigration Policy Update: What You Need to Know[…]