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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 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.

Know Your Rights: What happens during an ICE immigration raid? What can I do?

Know Your Rights: What happens during an ICE immigration raid? What can I do?

Media outlets have recently reported on the Trump administration’s planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids targeting immigrants with final orders of removal. To help immigrants and their families, we have provided above information on how to protect yourself and your family.

¿QUÉ ES EL DOCUMENTO DE AUTORIZACIÓN DE EMPLEO (EAD)?

¿QUÉ ES EL DOCUMENTO DE AUTORIZACIÓN DE EMPLEO (EAD)?

Los empleadores de los EE. UU. Deben verificar que todos los empleados, independientemente de su ciudadanía u origen nacional, puedan trabajar en los Estados Unidos. Tener un Documento de Autorización de Empleo (EAD) es una forma de demostrar que se le permite trabajar en los Estados Unidos por un período de tiempo específico. El EAD es una tarjeta de identificación que contiene información importante que incluye el nombre de la persona, la fecha de nacimiento, el período de validez, la categoría de elegibilidad y la fotografía. Este documento es utilizado a menudo por agencias que emiten ciertos beneficios, por ejemplo, el Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados, como prueba de presencia legal, en cumplimiento de la Ley de Identificación Real.

USCIS Welcomes Nearly 7,500 New Citizens in Celebration of Independence Day!

USCIS Welcomes Nearly 7,500 New Citizens in Celebration of Independence Day!

This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our country by welcoming almost 7,500 new citizens in nearly 110 naturalization ceremonies between July 1 and July 5. The naturalization ceremonies will be held in venues across the country, and include several notable ceremonies.

News Alert: TSA expects Summer 2019 to be the busiest summer travel season ever

News Alert: TSA expects Summer 2019 to be the busiest summer travel season ever

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for what is likely to be the agency’s busiest travel season ever, as 263 million passengers and crew are projected to pass through security checkpoints nationwide from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend – Thursday, May 23, through Tuesday, September 3.

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.