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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Census Citizenship

In the News: The U.S. Census and Citizenship The United States (U.S.) Census has existed for hundreds of years. Started in 1790, the census is a pillar of American government procedure. It allows both proper assessment of the U.S. population as well as educated estimation of population growth and transformation. It is an incredibly useful…

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Border Wall

Is a Border Wall Actually Possible? During the 2016 election, one of the major campaign promises of Donald Trump was the building of a border wall to separate the United States (US) from Mexico. “Build the wall!” became a resounding chant during the 2016 election season. In short, the intention of such a wall was…

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How Immigration May Affect Texas Elections

Among all of the current political issues, topics about immigration law are among the most obvious. News about the removal of Temporary Protected Status for specific countries, DACA, the multi-billion dollar border wall, sanctuary cities, ICE crackdowns, and many more topics populate the headlines every day. In Texas, the situation is even more apparent. With…

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Ask Garry Davis Immigration Policy

Recently, Davis & Associates’ lead attorney, Garry Davis, wrote an article to be published by www.bestlawyers.com over president Trump’s Immigration Policy. Read a copy of the article below: Since being sworn into office, President Trump has made significant changes to immigration law and policy in the U.S. Of particular note are the end of the Deferred…

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