Roberson Law, LLC

August 1, 2020

The Benefits of Immigration and Diverse Economies

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Immigration fuels the economy. When immigrants enter the labor force, they increase the productive capacity of the economy, raising GDP. Their incomes rise, but so do those of natives, a phenomenon called the “immigration surplus”. While a small share of additional GDP accrues to natives, this surplus still amounts to $36 to $72 billion per year. In fact, immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy in many ways. They work at high rates and make up
Immigration
Restrictions on Visas  On April 20th, The Administration signed the first executive order to temporarily block the issuance of green cards to those outside the United States, but the measure included numerous exemptions, like those for overseas spouses and young children of American citizens. The order, which would be in place for at least 60 days, affect many seeking to immigrate to the United States. Under the measure, a diversity visa lottery that issues about 50,000 visas each year was
Immigration Court, Immigration Reform
The coronavirus outbreak has led to a massive disruption of everyday life across the globe. Immigration has been affected, including to the United States. Consulates, embassies, and domestic U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field offices have temporarily shut down, and many international borders are closing. You may be wondering how these changes will impact your green card or naturalization application. It is important to note that even though the offices are closed to the
Immigration, Immigration Reform

April 18, 2020

USCIS and COVID-19

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USCIS, in response to the rapidly changing environment in public health, released this statement regarding the application process: Effective March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is suspending in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and Application Support Centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This suspension of services will be effective until at least April 1. In the meantime, USCIS will provide limited emergency services. Please call the
Immigration, Immigration Reform
Roberson Law, LLC.

March 1, 2020

How Does the New Public Charge Rule Affect You?

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What is New? U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new rule, effective February 24, 2020, to decide who will be considered a ‘Public Charge’ (someone that is likely to need financial assistance from the government). The Department of State (DOS) is also seeking to have its Public Charge rule take effect on the same day. How Does This Impact Me? If you or your employee are seeking to remain or come to the
Immigration, Immigration Reform