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August 11, 2020
Aaron Lawee

USCIS Will 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%. After many months of review, the final fees have been published...

USCIS is Ordered to Begin Accepting New DACA Applications & Advance Parole Applications

On June 18, 2020, nearly a month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration’s decision to cancel DACA was “arbitrary and capricious,” effectively reinstating the program in full to its version under President Obama. Surprisingly, the U.S....

May 21, 2020
Chandni Shah

USCIS Plans 10% Additional Surcharge to Filing Fees as a Result of Coronavirus Pandemic. File Now to Avoid Additional Costs!

As we continue to adjust to life during a pandemic, USCIS has found that even the agency itself is not immune to the negative financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The USCIS, which relies on filing fees to fund its...

May 18, 2020
Beata Leja

Yes, Certain H-1B Workers & Other Nonimmigrants May Receive Stimulus Checks!

Over the last few weeks, thousands of foreign workers, including many living overseas, began receiving stimulus checks from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In some cases, those checks were issued in error. In other cases, the foreign workers, including...

May 06, 2020
Stephen Tarnoff

Limited 30-day Extensions for Individuals on Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) During COVID-19 Pandemic

Individuals who have entered the U.S. on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP or ESTA) may now be able to temporarily extend their status in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ordinarily, those entering the U.S. under the VWP can stay...

April 27, 2020
Stephen Tarnoff

USCIS Will Consider Approving Late Petition Filings Caused by COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is making it easier for foreign nationals to avoid immigration problems if they are unable to timely extend or change their immigration status while in the U.S....

Covid-19 and Green Card Holders Stuck Overseas Unable to Return to the U.S.

One of the many issues that have emerged during the Covid-19 crisis is the impact on green card holders who have been or will be outside the U.S. for more than six months and are unable to return. U.S. international...

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...

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