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Immigration News

Visa Bulletin

Do you know where to look to check your place in the immigration visa queue? Do you know how to find out whether or not visas are currently available to immigrants from your country, in your particular classification? Generally, immigration in the United States is based on a quota system, which allots numerical limits to […]

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Basics of U.S. Citizenship

Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. – Andrew Jackson In today’s difficult immigration times, it is crucial that anyone eligible for U.S. citizenship apply as soon as possible. An individual can become a U.S. citizen either by birth or through naturalization. A […]

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Fraud Waiver and Criminal Waiver

An individual who is ineligible to be admitted to the U.S. as an immigrant or to adjust status in the U.S and certain nonimmigrant applicants who are inadmissible must file a Form I-601––Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility––to seek a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility. WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE FRAUD AND CRIMINAL […]

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Expansion of the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

The provisional unlawful presence waiver, 601A, process allows immediate relatives who only need a waiver of inadmissibility for unlawful presence to apply for that waiver in the United States before they depart for their immigrant visa interview. Beginning August 29, 2016, the following important changes will go into effect: Children, and spouses of U.S. Permanent […]

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Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

On January 2nd, 2013, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens may apply for provisional unlawful presence waivers before departing the U.S. to attend their immigrant visa interviews abroad. To receive a provisional unlawful presence waiver, the immediate relatives must be present in the U.S. and in […]

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A Brief Discussion on International Adoption by The Hague Process

First, you will need to submit USCIS Form I-800A (Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country) to the USCIS to establish your eligibility and suitability to adopt. After the USCIS approves your Form I-800A, you will need to apply to the officially designated Central Authority of the foreign country […]

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National Security Entry-Exit Registration System

Are you a foreign national from a country on the NSEERS list (see below) seeking entrance into the U.S.? Have you been selected by a consular officer or a DHS officer at a U.S. point of entry or exit to register with the NSEERS? WHAT IS THE NATIONAL SECURITY ENTRY-EXIT REGISTRATION SYSTEM? Foreign nationals from […]

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Temporary Protected Status

Are you from a TPS designated country? Are there circumstances that are temporarily preventing you from returning to your country? If you answered “Yes” to the above two questions, then the U.S. might grant you temporary protected status! Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is given to eligible nationals of certain TPS designated countries. Temporary protected status […]

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

If you answered “Yes,” then you may qualify for deferred action for childhood arrivals. On June 15, 2012 the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain individuals––who came to the U.S. as children and who meet several key guidelines––may request consideration of deferred action for two years, subject to renewal. These individuals are also eligible […]

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SD Visa

Are you a foreign citizen who is also a religious worker? Do you want to come to live and work permanently in the U.S. on an immigrant visa? If “Yes” is your answer to both of the questions above, then you might qualify for the SD visa (the immigrant visa for religious workers)! The Immigration […]

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