Relief for Surviving Relatives

The time to wait for a visa can sometimes be painfully long. Each visa category has a different waiting period, and depending on which country the beneficiary is from, the wait can be even longer. Of course, immediate relatives have no wait, but for everyone else, there can be. Immediate relatives are limited to parents, […]

A New Era For Immigration

It’s only been about a week since President Biden was sworn into office, but he has already accomplished a lot, and has promised more. He has already ended discriminatory visa bans, including the Muslim ban and stopped the building of a border wall. He has also issued a memorandum that preserves and fortifies DACA. The […]

USCIS Fees Going up October 2, and Other Updates

This year has been quite an eventful year for us all, and U.S. immigration laws and policies have not been an exception. The most pressing piece of news is that USCIS will increase their application fees on October 2, 2020. Some of the fees are being slightly reduced, but it appears that most fees are […]

August 2020 Visa Bulletin

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The New DACA Decision and What It Means For You

– What happened? This morning, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration’s decision to cancel DACA was not done properly and so is invalid. So, the program is still valid, for now – Can I renew my DACA? If you have DACA now, you can renew. That’s never changed, actually, and continues to be […]

What Does the New 60 day Immigration Ban Really Mean?

The world is together experiencing the coronavirus pandemic today. In response to the pandemic, President Trump recently issued an executive order banning immigration for 60 days. However, what does this really mean? This new executive order is effective April 23, 2020 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time; only applicable to intending immigrants outside of the U.S. on […]

Marijuana Use and Immigration Consequences

Many states have now legalized the use of marijuana, including California. Other states such as Colorado and Massachusetts, have their own version of these laws. However, marijuana is still listed as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance under federal laws. The significance of these state laws in the immigration context is that even if a non-citizen […]

January Visa Bulletin

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