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How new “Public Charge” Rule Affects Your Immigration Case?

There are two public charge provisions: a ground ofinadmissibility, and a ground of deportability. The first applies toindividuals, seeking entry to the United States. The second applies to those,who are already present in the U.S. In the light of recent changes to immigration policy and, specifically, to the “public charge” rule, it is important to […]

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Root Law Group Supports U.S. Senators Asking USCIS to Stop Punishing International Students

On August 9, USCIS issued a new guidance, changing thepolicy on accrued unlawful presence by nonimmigrant student and exchangevisitors. According the new policy, “individuals on student visas wouldimmediately begin accruing unlawful presence in the United States if they leftschool or worked without authorization, even if they were never notified of theviolation by USCIS or an […]

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Retaining Priority Dates for Employment-Based Immigration Cases

According to the applicable rules and guidelines, an individual can retain the priority date from an approved I-140 petition for EB-1, EB-2, or EB-3 for a subsequently approved EB-1, EB-2, or EB-3 petition as long as the previously approved I-140 was not revoked for fraud or misrepresentation. For example, a foreign national will be able […]

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