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NEW “Public Charge” Rule

NEW “Public Charge” Rule

Under current immigration law, a foreign national can be denied a Green Card if (s)he is likely to become a “public charge”, which means become dependent on the government. The rule used to apply only to immigrants who heavily relied on cash aid from the government. However, a new “public charge” rule, recently introduced by […]

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Why and How to Understand the Visa Bulletin?

Why and How to Understand the Visa Bulletin?

Every month the U.S. Department of State (DOS) issues the Visa Bulletin. It shows when you can file for Green Card and when you can actually receive Green Card. Understanding the Visa Bulletin can be confusing, but it is crucial to the Green Card process. The Visa Bulletin was created because the demand for immigrant […]

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Spouses of Green Card Holders Can File for Green Card Now

Spouses of Green Card Holders Can File for Green Card Now

Foreign nationals, whose immediate relatives are permanent residents, might be eligible for Green Card. For a long time spouses and unmarried children under age 21 of green-card holders have been experiencing a three-to-five-year wait for Green Card based on Visa Bulletin posted monthly by the Department of State. However, the latest Visa Bulletin for August […]

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Raids: Know Your Rights

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Raids: Know Your Rights

While ICE raids are targeting cities all across America threatening to deport thousands of immigrants, it is important to be prepared and to know your rights in case of a raid or other encounter with immigration or law enforcement. Everyone, including all documented and undocumented immigrants, in the U.S. has rights under the Constitution. Knowing […]

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Naturalization Fact Sheet

Naturalization Fact Sheet

The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. During the last decade, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed more than 7.4 million naturalized citizens into the fabric of our nation. In the fiscal year 2018, over 757,000 people were naturalized. Deciding to become a U.S. citizen […]

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