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January 02, 2020
Tahreem Kalam

Obtaining an Arrival/Departure Record (I-94) Through Land Borders Requires a Special Application and Fee

Form I-94, the Arrival/Departure Record, is a form used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to keep track of the arrival and status of people who enter the U.S. through ports of entry who are not U.S. citizens or...

December 26, 2019
Chandni Shah

The New H-1B Lottery Process at a Glance

On December 6, 2019, USCIS announced it will be implementing a new online H-1B registration system for the upcoming FY 2021 H-1B cap season. This new registration system will require employers to electronically register applicants prior to filing the complete...

December 04, 2019
Jeffrey Cohn

The Immigration Consequences of Convictions for Driving Under the Influence

Multiple convictions for driving under the influence (“DUI”) can have harsh immigration consequences, even with subsequent efforts at rehabilitation. Matter of Castillo-Perez, 27 I&N Dec. 664 (A.G. 2019), a case decided by Attorney General William P. Barr on October 25,...

December 02, 2019
Zeena Barazanji

5 Tips to Make the Most of your Immigration Consultation

At Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, our attorneys conduct consultations everyday with individuals, families, and businesses. We understand the importance of your immigration case and we want you to get the most out of your consultation. Here are 5 easy things...

November 26, 2019
Aaron Lawee

USCIS Proposes to Nearly Double the Fee for Applying for a Green Card and Citizenship! Consider Applying Before the Change Takes Place

On November 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a new rule which would increase U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fees by a weighted average of 21%. The fee changes have not yet gone into effect, and members...

November 21, 2019
Andres Diaz Jr.

Renew Your DACA Now in Advance of the Supreme Court Decision!

On November 12, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the three consolidated cases where Plaintiffs challenged the termination of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) by the Trump Administration. A holding that the termination...

November 04, 2019
Chandni Shah

The Ongoing Battle Over Health Insurance for Immigrants

On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security published a final regulation that would have radically changed the way that USCIS considers certain benefits used by immigrants in determining whether they are a “public charge” and therefore not eligible...

October 29, 2019
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

Diversity Visa Lottery

At noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on November 5, 2019, registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the “Green Card Lottery” or “Diversity Visa Lottery,” will close. This program, established by the U.S. government to encourage immigration...

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