Family Immigration

Trump Finally Admits ‘U.S. Needs Immigrants’

While President Trump’s administration seems to be doing damage control with Honduran refugees seeking asylum in the United States, and also trying to get a border wall built, did he have some kind of epiphany about the practicality of accepting certain immigrants? It appears the answer to that question is an unequivocal, YES! President [...]

Trump Finally Admits ‘U.S. Needs Immigrants’

Temporary Extended Status (TPS) for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018, USCIS Announces

Foreign nationals from Nicaragua and Honduras are now eligible for extended deportation relief in the U.S., as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security - Jeh Johnson - has recently extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for these individuals. The 18-month extension will reportedly run through July 5, 2018. In addition to being available for Nicaraguans and Hondurans, [...]

Temporary Extended Status (TPS) for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018, USCIS Announces

Advocates Push to Improve California Detainment Standards for Immigrants

Most Americans think refugees and foreign nationals seeking asylum in America get the red carpet treatment. Well, in a lot of cases, that couldn’t be further than the truth. Because instead of walking on a red carpet a lot of times asylum seekers find themselves staring at red lines on the floor of privately [...]

Advocates Push to Improve California Detainment Standards for Immigrants

Relatives of Filipino War Veterans May Seek Early Admission To The U.S.

Effective June 8, 2016, the USCIS is accepting requests for “parole,” a form of special entry to the US, on behalf of the relatives of certain Filipino World War II Veterans.  When granted parole, eligible family members will be permitted to reunite with their family members in the US; years before they would otherwise be [...]

Relatives of Filipino War Veterans May Seek Early Admission To The U.S.

Ohio Jury Convicts Man of Running an Immigration Fraud Scam, USCIS Reports

A 41-year-old man from Columbus, Ohio was recently convicted unlawfully procuring citizenship, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Immigration fraud, including illegally trying to secure citizenship or naturalization, is a federal crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. It remains to be seen whether, during the sentencing phase of this case, [...]

Ohio Jury Convicts Man of Running an Immigration Fraud Scam, USCIS Reports

California Creates Health Care Packages for Immigrants

Cobbling together health care plans for the last big group of uninsured residents, counties throughout California are reportedly digging deep and coming up with creative budgeting to take care of foreign nationals who now call California home. This effort has been triggered, at least in part, by some of the shortfalls of the Affordable [...]

California Creates Health Care Packages for Immigrants

5 Mistakes to Avoid Making during a Visa Interview

The interview portion of the visa application process can be one of the most critical steps to securing a visa. That’s because USCIS officials can obtain some important information from interview interactions, and a positive interview can go a long way towards a positive visa decision. To help prepare you for these interviews, below is [...]

5 Mistakes to Avoid Making during a Visa Interview

4 Important Facts to Know about USCIS Fee Waivers

Applying for a change to your immigration status in the U.S. typically involves a process of completing applications, submitting them to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and possibly attending interviews. For nearly every immigration status change, applicants will also have to pay the required USCIS application fees, which can range from a few to [...]

4 Important Facts to Know about USCIS Fee Waivers

General Overview of Common USCIS Filing Fees

When applying for an immigration status change with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), applicants will generally have to pay a filing fee in order for their application to be reviewed and process. With USCIS filing fees: The amounts of the fees vary according to the specific status change being requested. If the filing fees [...]

General Overview of Common USCIS Filing Fees
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