What a Biden Presidency Will Mean For Immigration Policy

In what is the biggest news for United States immigration since 2016, it is certain that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. President-Elect Biden has promised to pass key legislation in the first 100 days of his term that will undo many of the Trump administration’s destructive immigration policies and Read more about What a Biden Presidency Will Mean For Immigration Policy[…]

Form I-944: What You Need to Know When Filing for Adjustment of Status

We have written much about the public charge rule that was put into effect by the Trump administration and the ongoing litigation that ensued to stop it from taking effect. Timeline of Latest Court Decisions On September 11th, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals issued a decision that, for the time being, allowed the Read more about Form I-944: What You Need to Know When Filing for Adjustment of Status[…]

How to File a Petition to Remove the Conditions on Permanent Residence

If your legal residency is based on your marriage to a United States citizen or your parent’s marriage to a United States citizen (i.e. you have conditional residency status), you will at some point want to remove these conditions and obtain your permanent residency, which is a more stable legal status that is not dependent Read more about How to File a Petition to Remove the Conditions on Permanent Residence[…]

Analyzing Biden’s Immigration Proposal

Former Vice President Biden’s proposed immigration policy stands in stark contrast with that of the Trump administration. Certainly, Biden’s record during the Obama administration was much friendlier and had reasonable policies. Progress was made, including the institution of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided work permits and travel documents to over 600,000 Read more about Analyzing Biden’s Immigration Proposal[…]

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[…]

DUI’s and How They Affect Different Immigration Applications

A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge is one of the most common serious offenses in the United States, with over 1.5 million arrests made for the offense every year. In addition to the court process of the DUI itself, a DUI can also have serious implications for a person’s immigration plans. First of all, Read more about DUI’s and How They Affect Different Immigration Applications[…]

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[…]