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[…]

COVID-19 and Immigration Applications Update

As expected, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some serious disruptions to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) operations and the processing of immigration-related applications this year. Offices Reopening USCIS temporarily closed many of its offices on March 18th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of June 4th, many USCIS field offices and asylum offices Read more about COVID-19 and Immigration Applications Update[…]

USCIS Updates Policy on False Claims of U.S. Citizenship

The Trump administration and USCIS are becoming more strict about people falsely claiming they are United States citizens. As of April 24, 2020, the USCIS policy manual was updated to reflect how these cases should be treated going forward. Here is what you need to know. According to the USCIS announcement: “Under the law, an Read more about USCIS Updates Policy on False Claims of U.S. Citizenship[…]

How COVID-19 is Impacting Immigration Policy

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are seeing a number of long-term implications for immigration policy. Here are some emerging issues you should be aware of. One of the biggest developments was the President’s proclamation from April, which effectively suspended immigration for many classes of applicants, citing the need to protect American jobs. We wrote Read more about How COVID-19 is Impacting Immigration Policy[…]

The President Just Suspended Legal Immigration to the United States: What You Need to Know

As you may have heard in the news, a couple of weeks ago President Trump made a declaration suspending many channels of legal immigration into the United States, effective as of April 23rd. It expires after 60 days, but “can be continued as necessary”. The President is unjustifiably using the pandemic as an excuse to Read more about The President Just Suspended Legal Immigration to the United States: What You Need to Know[…]