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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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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Changes to the H-1B Visa Process for Fiscal Year 2021

Overview of the H-1B Visa Category and summary of the proposed changes to the lottery process that may go into effect for the 2021 H-1B cap year. What is an H-1B Visa? An H-1B Petition allows companies in the United States to employ foreign workers in positions that require at least a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent)…

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Are You or Your Family Affected By the New Public Charge Rule?

The Department of Homeland Security recently published new rules for the public charge ground of inadmissibility. We understand that this news has many immigrants feeling worried and confused as to whether this will impact their status or pending citizenship applications. Here are some of the ways the new public charge rule might affect you: Question: What…

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