Goodbye Public Charge Rule

By |2021-05-06T06:56:06-04:00March 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 plans on swiftly rolling back some Trump Administration Policies

By |2021-06-04T09:36:57-04:00November 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 |2021-05-07T10:48:28-04:00November 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 |2021-05-10T08:33:02-04:00November 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 [...]

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

By |2021-05-10T10:33:58-04:00August 3rd, 2020|COVID-19, Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Public Charge, Trump|

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 any period during which there is a declared national health emergency in response [...]

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

By |2021-05-10T10:38:02-04:00August 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 [...]

Health Insurance for Green Card Applicants

By |2021-05-10T12:43:17-04:00July 1st, 2020|Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

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 on the U.S. government for financial [...]

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

By |2021-05-11T05:33:08-04:00June 15th, 2020|Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Public Charge, Trump, USCIS Office Closure|

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 dole. (Actually, immigrants pay more in taxes than they receive in federal benefits, and [...]

Filing For Unemployment? Legal Immigrants Are Afraid.

By |2021-05-11T06:01:28-04:00May 11th, 2020|Coronavirus, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

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 themselves among the millions suddenly jobless. Compounding this bad [...]

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