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Temporary Protected Status for Venezuelans: What it Means

On March 8, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced that effective March 9, 2021, Venezuela will be designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eighteen months, until September 9, 2022. What does this designation mea… Read More
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Reinstatement of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians Under Biden Administration

On January 20, 2021—the day of his inauguration—President Biden reinstated Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) for eligible Liberians in the United States. As part of the president’s constitutional power to conduct foreign relations, he has di… Read More
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What to Expect From Immigration Policy in the Biden-Harris Administration

President Joe Biden has just been inaugurated as President of the United States. Immigration has been a hot-button issue for both Democrats and Republicans in recent years, and policies under the Biden administration are likely to differ sharply from… Read More
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DACA Restored: Here’s What You Need to Know

The History The past few years have been a challenging time for immigrants to the United States, particularly those without a legal status. During the Obama administration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA, gave hope to ma… Read More
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Cancellation of Removal and the Supreme Court Decision in Barton v. Barr

An April decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Barton v. Barr addresses the so-called “stop-time” rule eligibility for cancellation of removal for lawful permanent residents (LPR). Under 8 U.S.C. §1229(a), the U.S government is autho… Read More
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K-1 Fiancé(e)Visa: Five Things You Must Know

If you are a U.S. citizen, engaged to be married to a foreign national, there is much more to the process of bringing them to the United States than having a plan to say “I do.” Here are the essentials you need to know if your fiancé(e) is to jo… Read More
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Good News from Federal Court for Diversity Lottery Winners

The U.S. Department of State, in an effort to increase the diversity of immigrants who reside in the country, selects 50,000 people to come to this country from a number of countries that don’t send large numbers of immigrants to the United States.… Read More
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U.S. Visa Fees Increasing: What to Expect

On July 31, 2020, the Trump administration announced that effective October 2, 2020, U.S. visa fees will increase across most categories of visas, including those for skilled workers, students, and immigrants. The fee increases range from 21% to 100%… Read More
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International Students in the U.S. During Coronavirus

On July 6, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a policy directive requiring international students to take at least some in-person courses in order to be able to remain in the United States. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all univer… Read More
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The Supreme Court DACA Decision: What it Means

On June 18, 2020, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision in the case of Department of Homeland Security vs. Regents of the University of California. This long-awaited decision addressed the question of whether the Trump administration… Read More
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