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October 04, 2019
Beata Leja

Trump announces that U.S. has granted Poland entry into the Visa Waiver Program / Trump ogłasza, że podpisał umowę dopuszczającą Polskę do Visa Waiver Program

  On October 4, 2019, President Trump announced at a news conference that he has signed an agreement admitting Poland into the Visa Waiver Program, which will allow Polish citizens to travel to the U.S. without a visa for trips...

July 11, 2019
Beata Leja

Trump is Planning on Rolling Back Protections for Active Duty Troops and Their Immigrant Family Members – The Time to File for Parole in Place (PIP) is NOW!

According to the Military Times, the Trump administration is currently circulating memos that will end a handful of immigration policies in place to help members of the U.S. military who have family members in the U.S. without legal status. Although...

June 18, 2019
Tahreem Kalam

USCIS May Now Require You to Travel Long Distances for Your Green Card or Naturalization Interview

When a foreign national applies for the I-485, Adjustment of Status to Adjust Status or N-400, Application for Naturalization, he or she must attend an interview with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officer at a local USCIS office....

April 24, 2019
Beata Leja

Social Security Administration (SSA) Resurrects Controversial Practice of Sending “No Match” Letters to Employers

In March 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that it would revive the controversial practice of sending “no match” letters to employers across the country, notifying them that an employee’s Social Security number does not match SSA’s official records....

December 26, 2018
Beata Leja

Impact of Partial Government Shutdown on Immigration

As of December 22, 2018, the U.S. federal government is partially shut down because President Trump refuses to sign a budget bill that does not also include an extra $5 billion in funding to build a border wall between the...

December 04, 2018
Marjorie M. Filice

Immigration Application Denials Are at an All Time High Under Trump

According to recently released government data, the USCIS is setting new records for denying immigration benefits. Under the Trump administration, the USCIS is denying 37% more immigration applications than it denied in 2016 under the Obama administration. More than 11%...

November 19, 2018
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Partner Beata Leja Named One of Law Bulletin Media’s “40 Under Forty” Illinois Attorneys to Watch

Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. is pleased to announce that our partner Beata Leja has been selected as one of the 2018 “40 Under Forty” Illinois attorneys to watch by Law Bulletin Media, the only immigration attorney honored this year and in the...

USCIS Can Now Deny Applications without an RFE or NOID

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has taken another step in making it more difficult for employers to hire and retain foreign national employees. On July 13, 2018, USCIS issued a policy memorandum giving immigration officers significantly more discretion to...

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