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Filing For Unemployment? Legal Immigrants Are Afraid.

Filing For Unemployment? Legal Immigrants Are Afraid. This year got off to a busy start for Raquel and Alex. After almost two years together, they got married. Raquel was training for a new job at an immigration law firm in Atlanta. Alex was in a new job in sales. When the coronavirus hit, they found …

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Trump Wasted So Much Money Harassing Immigrants that USCIS Needs a Bailout

Trump Wasted So Much Money Harassing Immigrants that USCIS Needs a Bailout For three years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — the federal agency that processes visas, work permits and naturalizations — has lectured immigrants about how they should become more self-sufficient. It has alleged, without evidence, that too many immigrants are on the …

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Health Insurance for Green Card Applicants

Health Insurance for Green Card Applicants Over the past year, the Trump administration has introduced new rules and financial requirements that make it more difficult for many to immigrate to the United States. These tighter restrictions generally affect all family-based applicants. Many of the new requirements revolve around the premise that immigrants not be dependent …

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Judge Issues Two Nationwide Injunctions Blocking “Public Charge” Immigration Rules Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Judge Issues Two Nationwide Injunctions Blocking “Public Charge” Immigration Rules Amid COVID-19 Pandemic A Manhattan federal court issued two nationwide injunctions temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s “public charge” rules. An injunction issued against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prevents DHS from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective the “public charge” rule for …

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

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

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Trump and Biden’s Immigration Policies

Trump and Biden’s Immigration Policies 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 …

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Biden plans on swiftly rolling back some Trump Administration Policies

Biden plans on swiftly rolling back some Trump Administration Policies 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 …

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Goodbye Public Charge Rule

Goodbye Public Charge Rule 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 …

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