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Asylum: Defensive vs Affirmative

Asylum: Defensive vs Affirmative

An asylum is a form of protection that allows an individual to remain in the United States instead of being removed to a country of feared persecution. There are two paths to asylum in the U.S.: the affirmative asylum process for individuals who are not in removal proceedings, and the defensive asylum process for individuals who are […]

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How to Calculate EAD Automatic Extensions

How to Calculate EAD Automatic Extensions

Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) extensions are confusing. Before you can figure out whether one of the various extensions applies, you need to identify the EAD category. Certain EAD applicants are entitled to 180-day automatic extensions if they have pending, timely filed EAD renewal applications. The code on the face of the expired EAD indicates eligibility. Those who […]

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U.S. Employment-Based Immigration Sponsorship Fees: Who Is Required to Pay?

U.S. Employment-Based Immigration Sponsorship Fees: Who Is Required to Pay?

Employers and employees alike often inquire as to who may pay immigration sponsorship fees for certain nonimmigrant petitions and the permanent residency (green card) process. The answer often depends on a few details, including the specific immigration process, who is requesting the fee, the visa type, and the specific expense. Fees Associated With H-1B, H-1B1, […]

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3 Quick and Easy Ways to Contact USCIS

3 Quick and Easy Ways to Contact USCIS

If you’ve applied for any type of U.S. visa, then you know that getting a hold of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can be a challenge. Here are the 3 way to get in touch with hte USCIS. 3 QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO CONTACT USCIS Leverage online tools. For starters, USCIS has a […]

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Fact Sheet: Implementation of the Credible Fear and Asylum Processing Interim Final Rule

Fact Sheet: Implementation of the Credible Fear and Asylum Processing Interim Final Rule

On May 31, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) will begin implementing a rule to ensure that those subject to expedited removal who are eligible for asylum are granted relief quickly, and those who are not are promptly removed. Due to existing court backlogs, the process for hearing and […]

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