FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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USCIS Filing Fees

Current USCIS Application Fees

By Davis & Associates | September 5, 2021

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services periodically adjusts its application fees. Often, fee changes take place at the beginning of the next fiscal year, which begins in October. However, that’s not always the case. Because these fees are subject to change, it’s best to check with the USCIS website to determine the current filing…

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DACA

DACA in Jeopardy Again

By Davis & Associates | July 23, 2021

After 9 years of having the DACA program in place, a federal judge has chosen now as the right time to determine that when it was put in place 2 presidents ago, the rules were not properly followed in starting the program. Frankly, it’s inexplicable. If this were an issue, it should have come up…

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F1 Student Visa Change of Status

Significant Policy Shift for F-1 Change of Status Applications with USCIS

By Davis & Associates | July 20, 2021

Recently, USCIS announced a major change in policy related to applications to change status from any other immigration status to F-1 student status. Change of status is a technical process managed by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency of the Department of Homeland Security in which a person who came into the US on…

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Administrative Closure - Texas Immigration Attorney

Deportation News: Administrative Closure Restored

By Davis & Associates | July 15, 2021

The US Attorney General has issued a decision restoring Administrative Closure as a tool for Immigration Judges to use in removal proceedings to effectively manage their dockets. With this decision, along with the recent memorandum restoring prosecutorial discretion to the ICE Office of the Chief Counsel, the deportation authorities again have the power to control…

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Asylum Domestic Violence and Gangs

Hope for Victims of Crime Seeking Asylum in the US

By Davis & Associates | June 24, 2021

Domestic violence and gang violence are rampant throughout the world, particularly in Central America. Governments there either don’t care, are too corrupt, or are incapable of addressing these serious issues. Women and children in particular are targets for physical and sexual abuse and marginalization and have nowhere to turn for protection from maltreatment. Often they…

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Supreme Court Temporary Protected Status TPS and Adjustment of Status

Supreme Court Decision on TPS and Admission for Green Card Application Purposes

By Davis & Associates | June 20, 2021

The US Supreme Court recently issued a decision on the matter of Adjustment of Status eligibility for people who have Temporary Protected Status. Here is the link if for those of you who would like to read it: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-315_q713.pdf In Sanchez v. Mayorkas, the Supreme Court held that a person who has been granted Temporary…

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Temporary Protected Status – Protection from Humanitarian Crisis

By Davis & Associates | May 27, 2021

When a country is facing challenges, such as armed conflict or a natural disaster, the United States may designate that country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The designation is made for the benefit of citizens of those nations when those citizens cannot return safely, or the countries cannot handle the return of their citizens. It’s…

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President Biden and Amnesty

President Biden and Amnesty

By Davis & Associates | December 23, 2020

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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USA Political Asylum | Texas Immigration Attorney

Ask Garry: USA Political Asylum Issues – One Year Filing Deadline and Work Authorization

By Davis & Associates | July 30, 2020

Many people come to the United States for the purpose of seeking protection from persecution in their countries of nationality. To pursue that protection, a person must file an I-589 Application for Political Asylum. For an application to be arguable, the applicant must be able to prove that they are at risk of being persecuted…

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Trump Administration DACA

Ask Garry: DACA vs Trump | What’s the Future of DACA under the Trump Administration?

By Davis & Associates | July 15, 2020

Let me start by saying President Trump does not like DACA. Does that comment shock anyone? If it does, then you haven’t been paying attention. The courts have tried to check the President and give it back. The President continues fighting against it. In this article, I will review the recent events on DACA between…

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