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Immigration Provisions in the Build Back Better Act

Immigration Provisions in the Build Back Better Act

Background: President Biden’s Build Back Better Act aims to provide investments in public education, childcare, housing, immigration, and healthcare while funding efforts to fight devastating climate change. The latest round of immigration provisions (“Plan C”) in the Build Back Better Act largely focus on: Providing temporary protections and a work permit to undocumented immigrants; Expediting a pathway […]

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What is Visa Retrogression? The DOS Visa Bulletin

What is Visa Retrogression? The DOS Visa Bulletin

Big picture Congress sets limits on the number of immigrant visas (aka Green Cards) that can be issued each year. In order to adjust status to that of legal permanent resident, an immigrant visa must be available to the applicant both at the time of filing and at the time of adjudication.  The Department of […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Asylum

Everything You Need to Know About Asylum

Asylum Explained Asylum is a a form of protection that allows an individual, who feels their life is in danger, to seek refuge in safer countries instead of being removed (deported) to a country where he or she fears persecution or harm. Every year people come to the United States seeking protection because they have […]

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Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and Biden’s proposed changes

Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and Biden’s proposed changes

The Biden administration is acting on a number of fronts to reverse Trump-era restrictions on immigration to the United States. The steps include plans to boost refugee admissions, preserving deportation relief for unauthorized immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and not enforcing the “public charge” rule that denies green cards to immigrants who might use public […]

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Can Immigrants Receive Coronavirus Stimulus Checks?

Can Immigrants Receive Coronavirus Stimulus Checks?

In order to qualify for the payments, you must be either a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or a qualifying resident alien, and have a Social Security number. What Are the Stimulus Payments? COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, has disrupted life across the United States and around the world. In order to […]

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