March 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
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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
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February 1, 2020

New Public Charge Rules to Take Effect

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Legal immigrants in the United States who receive public benefits will face new hurdles after February 24th, when the Department of Homeland Security’s final rule on public charge ground of inadmissibility goes into effect. The new policy, part of the Administration’s wide effort to reduce legal immigration, will affect immigrants living in the U.S. who want to change their status to legal permanent resident for a green card, as well as foreign citizens seeking admission
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January 1, 2020

The Effect of DUIs on Cancellation of Removal

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When an individual who is physically present in a foreign country applies for an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa abroad, the grounds of inadmissibility codified in the INA apply to him or her. If the alien has been convicted of a DUI with or without an aggravated factor, he or she might be denied an immigrant visa. In the visa renewal or revalidation context, an applicant may be denied visa renewal as a result of the
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Within the next year, H1-B Immigration visas could fundamentally change. If trends continue, the Administration will continue to tighten and restrict the H1-B application process, which could prove bad for companies and individuals who depend on this visa to employ workers and find work. The denial rate for H1-B Visas has spiked over the past four years, and It seems unlikely that the USCIS crackdown will abate in 2020. A USCIS spokesman claimed the agency’s
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