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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What Are The Democratic Candidates' Stances on Immigration - Davis & Associates

The 2020 presidential election is mere months away, and candidates from the Democratic Party are vying for the nomination – but where does each one stand on immigration? Here’s what you need to know. 2020 Democratic Candidates: Positions on Immigration There are currently 11 people still in the race for the Democratic Party’s 2020 nomination,…

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Temporary Protected Status Extended for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras and Nepal

The Department of Homeland Security announced on November 1st, 2019 that Temporary Protected Status would be extended for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan until January 2021.   These extensions are in compliance with the preliminary injunctions of cases Ramos, et al. v. Nielsen, et. al,; Saget, et. al. v. Trump, et. al.;…

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Why Are H-1B Petition Denials Rising?

According to a report from the National Foundation for American Policy, October 2019, it is now four times more likely that an H-1B petition will be denied by USCIS. Of most concern is the fact that the law on H-1Bs has not changed. If the law is the same, what is it that accounts for…

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Denaturalization

In US Immigration Law, the process of becoming a US citizen is called naturalization. Sometimes, the government tries to take citizenship away from someone who has been approved for naturalization. The process is called denaturalization.   The Trump Administration has been denaturalizing US citizens at an alarming rate under initiatives called Operation Janus and Operation…

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Changed to the EB-5 Investment Visa Program Coming November 2019

The EB-5 visa allows foreign investors, their spouses, and unmarried children under 21 years of age to obtain lawful permanent residency in the U.S. The program was created in 1990 to stimulate the economy and foster job growth. To qualify for an EB-5 visa, an investor must meet specific requirements, which were recently updated by…

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