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

Temporary Protected Status Extended For Six Countries

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?

Ask Garry: 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

Ask Garry: What Is Denaturalization, and Who Is At Risk?

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

Changes to EB-5 Visa Requirements Coming into Effect Soon

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 Part 5: Brazilian Immigrants

U.S. Immigration Policy & President Trump Part 5: Facts About Brazilian Immigrants in the U.S.

In this blog, we clarify some of the misconceptions about Brazilian immigrants in the U.S. by reviewing some of the facts and statistics that have been reported by the Migration Policy Institute: There are approximately 450,000 Brazilian immigrants living in the U.S. Brazilians make up 1% of the immigrant population in the U.S. Approximately 3,000…

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U.S Immigration: Citizenship for Children for Service Members

U.S. Immigration Policy & President Trump Part 4: House Democrat Bill Would Ensure Citizenship for Children of 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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Time to Re-Register for TPS Under Syria's Designation

Re-Registration for TPS Under Syria’s Designation Is Now Open

Are you a beneficiary of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Syria’s designation? If so, you must re-register between September 23rd and November 22nd if you plan to maintain your status through March 31st, 2021. You can find the TPS re-registration procedures, including what you need to know about renewing employment authorization documents (EADs) here: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status…

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U.S. Immigration: Medical Relief Program

U.S. Immigration Policy & President Trump Part 3: Civil Rights Groups Fight for Immigrant Medical Relief Program

The Trump administration is being sued by The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and Lawyers for Civil Rights after it announced U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would be ending “deferred action” programs for immigrants. Last month, immigrants who requested to stay in the U.S for medical treatment and other hardships received letters informing…

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