Immigrant Petition

What is the new Trump administration public charge inadmissibility rule?

What is the new Trump administration public charge inadmissibility rule?

UPDATED: August 28, 2019

On August 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new regulation that prescribes how the Department will determine whether an alien is inadmissible to the United States based on his or her likelihood of becoming a public charge at any time in the future, as set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Learn more about who is affected and how this development could potentially impact your green card application.

FAQs: What is an affidavit of support? What are the obligations of an immigrant sponsor?

FAQs: What is an affidavit of support? What are the obligations of an immigrant sponsor?

Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, is a contract an individual signs agreeing to use their financial resources to support the intending immigrant named on the affidavit. The individual who signs the affidavit of support becomes the sponsor once the intending immigrant becomes a lawful permanent resident. What are the obligations of an immigrant sponsor?

FAQs: What is a biometrics appointment? What can I expect at a USCIS biometrics appointment?

FAQs: What is a biometrics appointment? What can I expect at a USCIS biometrics appointment?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will schedule a biometrics appointment after you file an application, petition or request. The biometrics you provide during your appointment allow USCIS to confirm your identity and run required background and security checks. Read our FAQs to help you prepare for your biometrics appointment.

New regulations significantly impact EB-5 Immigrant Investor program

New regulations significantly impact EB-5 Immigrant Investor program

Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will publish a final rule making a number of significant changes to its EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, marking the first significant revision of the program’s regulations since 1993. The final rule will become effective on Nov. 21, 2019. Learn more about these changes.

After the 90 Days: Green Card for Fiancé(e)s of U.S. Citizens

After the 90 Days: Green Card for Fiancé(e)s of U.S. Citizens

Permanent residency for fiancé(e)s of U.S. citizens: After being admitted to the United States with a K-1 nonimmigrant - fiancé(e) - visa and marrying the U.S. citizen petitioner within 90 days, the foreign national spouse can then apply for lawful permanent resident status in the United States (get a Green Card). Learn more about the process.

Why is my immigration application delayed? AILA explains long USCIS processing times

Why is my immigration application delayed? AILA explains long USCIS processing times

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recently released information on the recent processing delays at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), saying that the delays have reached crisis levels. We are sharing this information to our clients and readers experiencing delays with the adjudication of their immigration applications at USCIS.

What are particularly significant factors for a 601A Provisional Waiver Application?

What are particularly significant factors for a 601A Provisional Waiver Application?

People who are inadmissible are not permitted by U.S. Immigration Law to enter the United States or get a green card or immigrant visa unless they apply for a waiver which "forgives" the person's inadmissibility. There are many ways to present a strong waiver case, and there are some factors that the USCIS considers particularly strong and they should be highlighted if they apply. Learn more about how to present a strong waiver case.