Federal District Court Sets Aside New Immigration DHS and DOL Rules

By |2020-12-02T10:36:10-05:00December 2nd, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

In California, a federal district court has set aside two new immigration regulations that were promulgated on a fast track by the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Homeland Security (DHS) in early October. Ruling on summary judgment, the court found that the agencies did not have good cause to bypass notice and comment rulemaking procedures [...]

Biden plans on swiftly rolling back some Trump Administration Policies

By |2020-11-09T14:19:14-05:00November 9th, 2020|DACA, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly working on a group of executive orders that would reverse several controversial Trump administration policies once he takes office on January 20. Immigration policy would be the most dramatic and immediate reversal. According to a Washington Post report, Biden plans to take immediate action on policies about climate change, immigration, and public [...]

Public Charge Rule back On – For Now

By |2020-11-09T13:03:49-05:00November 9th, 2020|Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

On November 3rd. 2020 we informed you that there was a News Update that The government CANNOT apply the new public charge rules anywhere in the United States or abroad because on November 2, 2020, a federal district court vacated the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule. This meant that as of [...]

Trump and Biden’s Immigration Policies

By |2020-11-02T12:05:38-05:00November 2nd, 2020|DACA, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

The year 2020 has been like no other in the United States. Multiple natural disasters, more protests for social justice than in previous years on racism and police topics, Immigration Policies, and a pandemic causing mass unemployment and hundreds of thousands of deaths. Americans can travel to fewer places than ever before. Legal immigration to [...]

Premium Processing Fee Increase Effective Oct. 19, 2020

By |2020-10-20T10:36:10-04:00October 20th, 2020|Announcements, Immigration, Immigration Policies|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it will increase fees for premium processing, effective Oct. 19, as required by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, Pub. L. No. 116-159, signed into law on Oct. 1. The USCIS premium processing service allows petitioners to pay an additional filing fee to expedite the adjudication of [...]

Developments that may Affect You or Your Employees’ Ability to File for Green Cards

By |2020-10-14T12:58:40-04:00September 29th, 2020|EB-2, EB-3, Immigration Policies|

This post is to alert you of new developments that may affect you or your employees’ ability to file for green cards. It requires your immediate attention and action.    The U.S. State Department has released the Visa Bulletin for October 2020, and there is a significant development. Priority dates for the EB-3 category for [...]

USCIS Finalizes Significant Filing Fee Increases

By |2020-09-14T14:05:41-04:00September 14th, 2020|Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

Starting October 2, 2020, Fee increases will go way up for U.S. Citizenship, Green Card & many more applications. As we informed on our August 3, 2020, post, many of the applications postmarked on or after October 2, 2020, will have substantially higher fees than before. Delaying your applications till October 2, 2020, could cost [...]

Birthright Citizenship and Kamala Harris

By |2020-08-19T11:50:24-04:00August 19th, 2020|Immigration, Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies, Trump|

People born in the United States are American citizens, regardless of what President Trump claims. Birthright citizenship—enshrined by the Fourteenth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution—guarantees it. Trump recently suggested to the contrary after a Newsweek column erroneously argued that vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris was not a “natural born citizen.” The assertion that Senator Harris is ineligible for [...]

The Cost of Adjusting Your U.S. Immigration Status Will Increase Drastically, And Asylum is No Longer Free.

By |2020-08-03T09:40:50-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Announcements, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge|

The Trump administration announced on Friday an excessive increase in fees for some of the most common immigration procedures, including an 81% increase in the cost of U.S. citizenship for naturalization. It will also now charge asylum-seekers, which is an unprecedented move. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published on Friday a final rule in [...]

Trump Wants to Bar Undocumented Immigrants Out of the 2020 Census

By |2020-07-22T12:48:34-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

President Donald Trump wants to bar undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 census. That's not all he's doing on immigration in 2020. In recent months, Trump has moved to reduce the number of foreign workers in the U.S., end a program that protects children brought to the country illegally, build more than 450 [...]

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