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Victory! USCIS Fee Increase Rule is Temporarily Blocked by Court Order!

Immigrants and their advocates have a lot to celebrate today. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California temporarily blocked the implementation of the USCIS’s fee increase rule on September 29, 2020, just days before the fees...

June 29, 2020
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

Unsuspecting issues that may affect your U.S. Citizenship eligibility and could place your residence status in jeopardy

Permanent Residence Status Issues Filing for citizenship is often viewed by many as an easy next step after obtaining lawful permanent resident status. However, the application and process can easily be fraught with complications that could not only lead to...

Lawful Permanent Residents: Unemployment Benefits and the Impact on Naturalization

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is being felt in every aspect of American society, as we endure shelter in place orders, social distancing guidelines, and closed schools, courts, and businesses. A substantial number of our nation’s workers are...

Update on Immigration Office Closures as a Result of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The U.S. federal government has not had a uniform approach to closing its various immigration offices as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19), but each agency has responded in some way in an effort to slow down the spread of...

March 18, 2020
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Impact of Coronavirus on your Immigration Case with MMH & Seeking 30 Day Extension for those on VWP/ESTA

As you may already know, our office has closed to the public in order to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We know your immigration case is important to you and we continue to work remotely to...

Employment-based Green Cards for Those with DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether to cancel DACA and a decision is expected this spring or early summer. DACA recipients are encouraged to evaluate whether they would be eligible for an employment-based green card. While many DACA recipients...

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...

July 23, 2019
Zeena Barazanji

USCIS Scanners Reading Naturalization Applications Incorrectly

When a lawful permanent resident applies for naturalization, or U.S. citizenship, he or she must attend an interview and examination with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officer at a local USCIS office. Naturalization applicants should be aware of...

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