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New DACA Applications Accepted

New DACA Applications Accepted

USCIS posted on its web site yesterday that DACA new applications will be accepted based on policy prior to September 5, 2017, effective immediately. This means that USCIS is currently processing first-time DACA and Advance Parole (Travel Documents) applications. Please note: THIS MAY NOT LAST LONG. Department of Homeland Security has already stated that it may seek other forms of relief from...

Expansion of USCIS Interviews

Expansion of USCIS Interviews

USCIS has implemented expansion of in-person interviews to petitioning family members of refugees and asylees. The department of state has always been interviewing the beneficiaries that were living outside of the U.S.; USCIS also added interviews for beneficiaries who lived in the U.S. in 2018. Depending on the level of eligibility and ability to prove a bona fide familial relationship, USCIS...

Trump’s Last Minute Immigration Plans

Trump’s Last Minute Immigration Plans

In this lameduck period, the few months between the current administration and the incoming, the Trump Administration is trying to plow through more immigration changes, engineered by Stephen Miller, Trump’s senior adviser. Some of the Trump Administration immigration reforms include asylum limitations in certain countries, refusing work permits to immigrants who are required to be removed (or...

Federal Judge Rules on DACA

Federal Judge Rules on DACA

Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis has ruled that Chad Wolf, the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), did not have the authority to suspend the DACA program, CNN reports. The New York judge stated that DHS did not follow the order of succession after the 2019 resignation of then-Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. This new ruling is a win for immigrants as roughly 650,000 people...

US Naturalization Test Update

US Naturalization Test Update

SUMMARY OF THE UPDATE For those applicants that is en route to be naturalized, there is a civics test and an English test to pass. USCIS has announced that there is a new age special consideration in regard to how many questions to study and how many will be asked. Additionally, there is also a new version of the civics test that will be implemented by the end of the year. During the next few...

Update on Public Charge Guidance

Update on Public Charge Guidance

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals temporary stopped a District Court decision that halted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule, allowing the immigration agency to continue enforcing the rule as of now. CBS News reported that U.S. District Court of Illinois decided earlier this week to reject the public charge rule because it is “repugnant to the American Dream,” as...

Immigration Plans for the 2nd Term?

Immigration Plans for the 2nd Term?

Stephen Miller is the senior adviser to President Trump and is hoping Trump will win a second term so that Miller could execute all his immigration plans.   WHO IS STEPHEN MILLER? Mr. Miller is a 35 year-old white male who was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. He is the middle child in a Jewish family. He became a conservative once he read Guns, Crime, and Freedom, a book written...

Update for TPS and Eligibility for AOS

Update for TPS and Eligibility for AOS

USCIS has issued an update for guidance regarding temporary protected status (TPS) beneficiaries. The agency has clarified that that any foreign national that enters the U.S.A. not inspected or admitted/paroled, and is given TPS, usually does not meet the INA 245(a). Section 245(a) of the INA (Immigration and Nationality Act) requires that the foreign national be inspected and admitted or...

DHS Aiming at International Students Again

DHS Aiming at International Students Again

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is once again proposing changes to international student visas. In July, DHS tried to implement the guidance of removing international students who were attending college classes online (read more at our website). Now, the federal agency has announced plans of limiting the time period that international students have to stay in America. Currently, foreign...

VOTE and VOTE Early!

VOTE and VOTE Early!

Election has already started in some states!! America is built on the idea of democracy so make sure that your voice is heard. Let’s make sure your rights are preserved by the elected officials in Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches of government.  Voting is important because “We the people” select elected offices to decide the quality of life that you lead and the generations to...