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USCIS Fees increase 2020

USCIS Application Fees Increase October 2, 2020

By Davis & Associates | August 5, 2020

USCIS has announced a significant fee increase for most applications. The new fees are set to go into effect on October 2, 2020. If the fees for your process are going up, to avoid the fee increase, be sure to file your application prior to October 2, 2020. Here is the chart of the adjustments…

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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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Trump Bans Work Visas for The Remainder of 2020

By Davis & Associates | June 24, 2020

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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Supreme Court Extends DACA Protections

A Lifeline to Dreamers: Supreme Court Extends DACA Protections

By Davis & Associates | June 19, 2020

The US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, extended a reprieve to recipients of benefits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Although they did not find President Trump’s political decision to end the program outside the bounds of his power as President, or to make it permanent for those who have it,…

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Can Trump Really Ban Immigration Because of COVID-19

President Trump, Politics and the Limits of Executive Power

By Davis & Associates | April 22, 2020

President Trump recently announced that he would halt immigration to the US, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and rampant unemployment caused by the shutdown of the US economy in response to the pandemic. Specifically, he said: “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our…

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Coronavirus and Chinese Immigration

Coronavirus and Immigration | Ask Garry

By Davis & Associates | March 16, 2020

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

How Public Charge Policy Affects Immigration | Ask Garry

By Davis & Associates | February 12, 2020

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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Why Are USCIS Fees Increasing?

Ask Garry: Why Are The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Fees Going Up?

By Davis & Associates | November 21, 2019

USCIS has announced a change in the fees it charges for the services it provides. The announcement became official November 14th, but is subject to comments from the public for over 30 days. The rate change is expected to go into effect in December 2019, while the comment period is still running.   Here is…

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Why Are H-1B Petition Denials Rising?

Ask Garry: Why Are H-1B Petition Denials Rising?

By Davis & Associates | November 19, 2019

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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