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Covid Vaccine for Immigrants

By |2021-04-12T11:26:49-04:00April 12th, 2021|COVID-19, Immigration|

As the United States seeks to end its coronavirus crisis and outrun variants, public health officials recognize it is essential for as many people as possible to get vaccinated. Making that easy is a major part of the plan. According to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the vaccine is supposed to be free to [...]

Two Immigration Bills Passed. Will Broader Immigration Reform Be Possible?

By |2021-03-22T13:48:28-04:00March 22nd, 2021|DACA, Immigration Reform Bill, TPS|

The House of Representatives passed two bills on immigration reform on Thursday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of DREAMers, Temporary Protected Status holders, and farmworkers. But they also served as an early indicator of Republicans’ limited appetite to work with Democrats on the highly polarized issue of immigration, raising the question [...]

Goodbye Public Charge Rule

By |2021-03-15T13:10:01-04:00March 15th, 2021|Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge|

The Biden administration on Thursday, March 11, 2021, formally said goodbye to the Trump-era public charge rule, which tightened restrictions on poorer immigrants seeking U.S. residency, as a dozen GOP state attorneys general scrambled to preserve it. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) 2019 public charge rule –required petitioners and applicants for certain immigration benefits [...]

Biden administration grants Venezuelans Temporary Protected Status.

By |2021-03-10T11:21:09-05:00March 10th, 2021|Announcements, Biden, Deportation, TPS|

The Biden administration on Monday, March 3, 2021,  announced it would grant temporary protected status to Venezuelan exiles, fulfilling a campaign promise to allow them to live and work legally in the U.S. The TPS designation offers legal protections for 18 months to Venezuelans fleeing the humanitarian crisis brought on by Nicolás Maduro’s government. It [...]

H-1B Visa Ban Not Sustainable

By |2021-03-03T08:38:17-05:00March 3rd, 2021|H-1B Visa, Immigration|

The unemployment rate in computer and mathematical occupations remains well below pre-pandemic levels, making the current immigration ban on the entry of H-1B visa holders unsustainable. On June 22, 2020, Donald Trump used his authority under section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to issue a proclamation suspending the entry of H-1B, L-1, and [...]

Revoked: Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market.

By |2021-02-25T09:23:31-05:00February 25th, 2021|Biden, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Travel Ban|

Yesterday, February 25, 2021, United States President Joseph Biden revoked the suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak), as extended by section 1 of Proclamation 10052 [...]

A DACA Recipient’s Guide to Buying a Home

By |2021-02-19T14:08:19-05:00February 19th, 2021|Biden, DACA, Immigration Policies|

This article originally appeared on mymove.com News broke last week that Dreamers now officially qualify for FHA-backed loans, so if you’re a DACA recipient, here’s what you need to know before buying your first home. Three things to consider before you buy Buying a home may be the largest financial commitment you’ll make in your [...]

Citizenship Costs: Less Than You Think

By |2021-02-01T11:42:45-05:00February 1st, 2021|Immigration, Naturalization|

Permanent residents normally don’t apply for U.S. citizenship because of cost. It presently costs $725 to file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. That’s a lot of money, but it’s less expensive than remaining a permanent resident. And the cost of citizenship will only get more expensive in the future as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [...]

US Citizenship Act of 2021 – Immigration Reform Bill Sent to Congress on President Biden’s First Day.

By |2021-01-21T15:01:42-05:00January 21st, 2021|Announcements, Biden, Citizenship Act of 2021, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Immigration Reform Bill|

US President Joe Biden on the day one of his presidency sent a comprehensive immigration reform bill to Congress which proposes major overhauls to the system, including granting legal status and a path to citizenship to tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants and other groups and reduce the time that family members must wait outside [...]

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