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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U.S Immigration: Citizenship for Children for Service Members

On September 3rd, three House Democrats introduced new legislation that would eliminate policy changes from the Trump administration that impact how service members pass U.S. citizenship to their children. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy that eliminated the guidelines that say children of U.S. military members and other federal workers abroad…

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