Adjustment of Status

FAQs on USCIS Implementation of New Policy on Notices to Appear (NTA)

FAQs on USCIS Implementation of New Policy on Notices to Appear (NTA)

Beginning October 1, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin implementing the June 28 Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens Policy Memorandum (PM) (PDF, 140 KB), which affects green card applicants applying for permanent residency and individuals who are applying to change or extend their nonimmigrant visa status. Read our FAQs here.

AILA Video: Trump administration Public Charge rule could result in green card denials

AILA Video: Trump administration Public Charge rule could result in green card denials

REVISED: October 1, 2018

On September 22, 2018, the Trump administration announced the upcoming publication of a proposed rule that if implemented as written, would prevent immigrants from securing lawful permanent residence and remaining with their families in the United States, simply because at any time in the past, they (or their dependents) received some type of basic health care support, nutrition assistance, or other vital services.

USCIS Services for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

USCIS Services for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers immigration services that may help people affected by special situations, including severe storms such as Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut.

What's new on the Updated Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization?

What's new on the Updated Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization?

On July 16, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. The form is now seven pages long and includes new questions about previous arrests and convictions. Learn more about who is affected and what documents are required by USCIS.

SUCCESS STORIES: Marriage-based Green Card application approved for Filipino citizen

SUCCESS STORIES: Marriage-based Green Card application approved for Filipino citizen

Congratulations to our clients, a U.S. citizen, and his spouse, a citizen of the Philippines! The couple was recently approved for a marriage-based green card for the foreign spouse. They were interviewed at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Syracuse District Office.

Conditional Residence: Removing Conditions on Your Green Card

Conditional Residence: Removing Conditions on Your Green Card

A conditional permanent resident receives a green card valid for 2 years, based on marriage or investment. In order to remain a permanent resident, a conditional permanent resident must file a petition to remove the condition during the 90 days before the card expires. The conditional card cannot be renewed. The conditions must be removed or you will lose your permanent resident status.