Does USCIS Monitor Your Social Media?
Social media has become more than a recreational outlet, it’s an online representation of who you are. What you say and post on digital platforms can last indefinitely. Many employers check the social media presence of potential hires to see how they conduct themselves online, since negative behavior could reflect poorly on their company and…Read More
Do You Have a Health Insurance Requirement as an Immigrant?
As an immigrant living in the United States, having health insurance is more important than ever. Keeping yourself and your family healthy should be a priority — but is it mandatory? If you’re an immigrant looking for answers about health insurance requirements, this post can provide some much-needed relief! Who Must Get Health Insurance? In…Read More
How to Avoid Common Immigration Scams
For the majority of immigrants, moving to a new country is a life-changing decision. Most will migrate to seek a better quality of life or improve your employment prospects. Others may be fleeing persecution or conflict in their native country. But whatever your reasons, it’s important to be aware of the risks. There are many…Read More
Consular Processing vs Adjustment of Status: Which is Better?
There are several ways for a non-US citizen to become a permanent resident. One of these is to obtain a green card. When applying for a green card, the appropriate process will depend on where you currently live. If you are living outside of the US, you will likely need to apply through consular processing.…Read More
How Public Charge Policy Affects Immigration | Ask Garry
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, has recently implemented changes relating to the public charge rule that impact immigration cases (particularly anyone seeking admission) in the United States. This guide explains the new public charge rule, as well as how it may impact your case and whether you can provide documentation to help show…Read More
Common Immigration Lawyer Fees Explained
Finding an experienced immigration lawyer is essential to achieving peace of mind and understanding your rights while you and your family reside in the United States. Professional, dedicated immigration lawyers work diligently to stay on top of all new immigration legislation that can impact the status of their clients. However, legal protection is not free. As with any…Read More
Applying for the H-1B Visa
If you’re like many people, you’re interested in the H-1B visa – a nonimmigrant visa that lets people work in specialty occupations or perform services of exceptional merit and ability to the U.S. Department of Defense. This guide explains applying for the H-1B visa, the electronic registration process, and everything else you need to know…Read More
Current USCIS Application Fees
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services periodically adjusts its application fees. Often, fee changes take place at the beginning of the next fiscal year, which begins in October. However, that’s not always the case. Because these fees are subject to change, it’s best to check with the USCIS website to determine the current filing…Read More
DACA in Jeopardy Again
After 9 years of having the DACA program in place, a federal judge has chosen now as the right time to determine that when it was put in place 2 presidents ago, the rules were not properly followed in starting the program. Frankly, it’s inexplicable. If this were an issue, it should have come up…Read More
What is Consular Processing?
If you are not currently in the United States and, therefore, not qualified to apply for an adjustment of status, an immigrant visa application presented to the U.S. consulate in your location is the best course of action. An approved visa petition with a current priority date is needed to start the process. What is…Read More
Temporary Protected Status – Protection from Humanitarian Crisis
When a country is facing challenges, such as armed conflict or a natural disaster, the United States may designate that country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The designation is made for the benefit of citizens of those nations when those citizens cannot return safely, or the countries cannot handle the return of their citizens. It’s…Read More