Immigration Blog

What You Should Know about Possible USCIS Furloughs and the Potential Impact on Your Application

USCIS has threatened to furlough more than 13,000 USCIS workers, alleging budget shortfalls. How could this impact your application? What can you do? Since 2017, USCIS has implemented an arsenal of policies and procedures that have decreased its efficiency, driven up the cost of adjudications, slowed case processings, and caused “immigration chaos.” That’s not our opinion, either — it comes from a federal judge! USCIS’ budget report shows that it will end the fiscal year […]

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Temporary Suspension of Immigration: What Does It Mean for You?

Trump’s recent late-night tweet about a suspension of immigration added to the anxiety and stress of many. Especially since it was unclear what it actually meant. Now the official proclamation is out, so we can finally dive in and talk about how it’s likely to impact you. The proclamation became effective on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET. It expires 60 days from its effective date but may be extended as necessary.  It […]

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Contribute to This 230-Year Tradition: The US Census!

Our Constitution requires that every 10 years the federal government counts every person residing in the United States. According to the Census Bureau:  “Citizens of foreign countries who are living in the United States, including members of the diplomatic comm​unity, should be counted at the U.S. residence where they live and sleep most of time.”  Please take a few minutes to respond to the Census questionnaire in one of the three ways: by mail, online, […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Here are a few additional resources for COVID-19 updates: U.S. Department of State – COVID-19 Information U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Florida Department of Health – COVID-19

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What You Need to Know about the Public Charge Rule

  Learn about the new regulations for visa applicants who have or are likely to use public benefits, such as subsidized housing, food stamps, and Medicaid. Download the PDF.

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The Outlook on Immigration in 2020

Forbes did a fairly comprehensive report on what to expect on immigration this year – from H-1B adjudications and policy changes related to H-4s and L-1s to worksite enforcement. Here are some highlights of what to expect: The high rate of H-1B RFEs and denials will continue. USCIS’s new registration filing system will result in more filings. New rules and regulations will continue to restrict legal immigration. A rule to prevent H-1B visa holders’ spouses […]

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