President Biden and Amnesty

There has been a lot of talk about the Biden Administration providing amnesty benefits to people living in the U.S. illegally. This rumor has motivated me to write an article on the subject of amnesty and how the U.S. government system works to check the powers of the various branches of the federal government. What…

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USCIS Filing Fees

USCIS has announced a significant fee increase for most applications. The new fees are set to go into effect on October 2, 2020. Here is the chart of the adjustments on filing fees of various processes. Immigration Benefit Request Current Fee Final Fee Change ($)  Percentage Change  I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (online…

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President Trump has issued a new executive order that prohibits visa issuance for certain classes of employment visas. The affected classes are H-1B, H-2B, some categories of J-1, and L-1. The ban also includes dependent family members who could accompany the spouse with the primary visa classification, such as a spouse and unmarried minor children.…

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Coronavirus and Chinese Immigration

The World Health Organization has declared the Coronavirus as a “public health emergency of international concern.” How does this tragic outbreak affect US immigration? USCIS has closed its international offices in Beijing and Ghuangzhou, China. All appointments will be rescheduled. Additionally, USCIS has encouraged everyone who feels sick or has started manifesting symptoms of illness…

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Public Charge Implementation | Immigration Policy

Last year, USCIS announced proposed policy changes relating to the requirement that a person seeking admission to the U.S. is not likely to become a public charge. A public charge is someone who is dependent on public resources while in the U.S., such as welfare benefits. A person seeking admission is anyone seeking to obtain…

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