June 2022 Newsletter

Public Charge Rule Update This month, USCIS updated its public charge resources webpage with more information to help better inform immigrants about obtaining access to critical government services available to them. As a reminder, under the Biden administration, USCIS reverted to a less strict interpretation of the public charge rule, which means that immigration applicants Read more about June 2022 Newsletter[…]

The Purpose of Conditional Permanent Residency and How To Remove Conditional Status

Conditional permanent residency is required for a few different residency options. One of the most common is for a person who has just married a United States citizen, and now has conditional residence until the marriage is proven to be legitimate. What is Conditional Permanent Residency? A conditional permanent resident has received a lawful permanent Read more about The Purpose of Conditional Permanent Residency and How To Remove Conditional Status[…]

What is the Difference Between Naturalization and Citizenship?

Navigating the transition to a new life in a different country is an intimidating task. Trying to make sense of the different distinctions and requirements can feel insurmountable, but we are here to help you. We can help you figure out what you need to do to attain citizenship while complying with the legal precedents Read more about What is the Difference Between Naturalization and Citizenship?[…]

Frequently Asked Questions About Filing a VAWA Case

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994 was a groundbreaking federal law that aimed to protect victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The act is renewed every five years to grow funding for programs and resources and assess the scope of coverage. The VAWA Act protects non-citizens, enabling spouses suffering from domestic abuse Read more about Frequently Asked Questions About Filing a VAWA Case[…]

A Year in Office: Biden’s Immigration Reforms Explained

With over a year under a Biden presidency, where does the country stand on immigration? If you ask around, you are likely to get a variety of opinions. While, on one hand, things in immigration are undeniably better under the new president, many immigration advocates have been disappointed with the lack of any significant change Read more about A Year in Office: Biden’s Immigration Reforms Explained[…]

February 2022 Newsletter

We have a couple of interesting developments in immigration policy that just happened last week. First, there are important changes to the public charge rule, yet again. We have discussed at length the changes to the public charge rule introduced by the Trump administration, and their potentially negative effects for those applying for permanent residency. Read more about February 2022 Newsletter[…]

US Citizenship: How to Prepare for Your Civics Test

The United States citizenship test, and the United States Civics Test portion, is a huge milestone on the path to a new life as an American citizen. However, the test can be intimidating for some. The Civics test is a big deal for those hoping to gain naturalization and citizenship in the United States. The Read more about US Citizenship: How to Prepare for Your Civics Test[…]