U.S. Immigration Law

El Salvadorians Can Apply for an Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

One of the latest nations from Central America to be granted a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) extension from Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is El Salvador. This essentially gives El Salvador’s nationals (as well as those who last resided in that nation) an additional 18 months of extended stay in the U.S., even if their [...]

El Salvadorians Can Apply for an Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Waiting on a Visa Petition But Not Eligible to Adjust Status? I-601a Available Now!

Finally, more than one year after publishing a proposed rule to expand eligibility for I-601A provisional waivers of inadmissibility due to the “3 and 10-year bar” for accrual of unlawful presence in the US, the DHS has made the rule final.  On August 29, 2016, USCIS will begin accepting I-601A Applications for Provisional Waiver [...]

Waiting on a Visa Petition But Not Eligible to Adjust Status? I-601a Available Now!

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

FAQs about Exceptions & Accommodations for U.S. Citizenship

To obtain U.S. citizenship, non-citizens have to meet a number of specific eligibility requirements and then successfully complete the naturalization process. As with most rules, however, there are some exceptions and accommodations for U.S. citizenship that can come into play when unique or specific circumstances arise. To highlight the nature of these accommodations, below, we [...]

FAQs about Exceptions & Accommodations for U.S. Citizenship

5 Responsibilities that Come with Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Status

Becoming a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the U.S. can be an exciting privilege. It also, however, does come with some responsibilities. And understanding just what these responsibilities are is critical to maintaining this status, continuing to work and live in the U.S. and having the opportunity to become a citizen in the future (if [...]

5 Responsibilities that Come with Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Status

Reentry Permits: What They Are & How to Apply for Them

Lawful permanent residents (LPRs) of the U.S. can travel freely outside of the nation. When LPRs may need to travel and remain outside of the U.S. for longer than a year – or when their travels may require them to reside in another country for a period of less than one year, however, the [...]

Reentry Permits: What They Are & How to Apply for Them
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