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COVID-19 Continues to Impact Immigration

There are few aspects of life that COVID-19 isn’t impacting. Immigration, and, more specifically, immigration enforcement, is no exception. It’s worth knowing how USCIS is responding to this crisis as it may impact your case, or put your mind at ease. ICE is postponing most enforcement. Page Contents ICE is postponing most enforcement.Immigration courts are…

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COVID-19 Won’t Impact Your Green Card

COVID-19 has certainly given people a lot to be anxious over, but your green card application doesn’t have to be one of them. USCIS put out a statement which said that immigrants who get tested or treated for COVID-19 will not be penalized and should feel free to seek out medical treatment. This is despite…

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What is Denaturalization?

Denaturalization. It’s a word that’s suddenly on everyone’s lips now that President Trump has created a task force to “pursue those who unlawfully obtained citizenship.” Yet how does it work, and how worried should you be? Denaturalization has always been possible under the law. Page Contents Denaturalization has always been possible under the law.There are…

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How to Get a Visitor’s Visa Extension

A visitor’s visa allows you to enter the country for business or pleasure purposes for six months. When you come into the country you must provide evidence that you intend to legitimately pursue one of these two purposes. The US monitors your conduct while you’re in the country and looks for signs that you’re trying…

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Tax Time for Immigrants: What You Should Know

April is coming fast, and for Americans, that means tax time is coming, too. It may be tax time for you, too. Millions of immigrants pay taxes every year, even if they’re undocumented. If you’re not yet one of them, you should consider doing so. The Benefits of Paying Taxes Page Contents The Benefits of…

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New Laws for Green Card Holders in 2020

Achieving permanent resident status isn’t easy. It can be tempting to relax once you finally achieve the coveted green card. Still, it’s important to remember that obtaining a green card isn’t the same thing as securing citizenship. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the new laws taking effect in 2020. Failing to adhere to…

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How to Get a Green Card for Your Fiancee

Popular television show depictions of “green card marriages” make it seem like turning the love of your life into a permanent citizen is the easiest thing in the world. In reality, marriage or the intent to marry is not necessarily a “free pass.” There are still lots of hoops you have to jump through, and…

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How to Found a Company in the United States

Are you an immigrant who is interested in coming to found a start-up here in the US? While the immigration climate in America has been, of late, frustrating, confusing, and frightening, it’s certainly still possible to do just that. Of course, before you begin you’ll want to make sure you have a viable business idea…

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Health Insurance Mandate

Last month this blog reported on the Trump Administration’s attempts to stymie family-based migration by introducing a new health insurance mandate. The  mandate required visa applicants to identify a specific health-insurance plan they had purchased and would be covered by within thirty days of entering the country. Under the policy, immigrants were not allowed to…

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Is it a Crime to Encourage Undocumented Immigrants?

The Supreme Court made headlines today when it announced it would hear The United States v. Sineneng-Smith.  The Sineneng-Smith case has two parts, one of which is settled and one of which is not. Sineneng-Smith ran an immigration help business out of California. She defrauded immigrants by charging them an excessive amount of money to…

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