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Recent U.S. Immigration News

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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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Categories: Immigration Law
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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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Categories: Immigration Law
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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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Categories: Immigration Law
Is ICE Enforcement Contin…

Is ICE Enforcement Continuing During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic is causing anxiety throughout the United States, and especially in the immigrant community. Many people have contacted our office with concerns about ICE enforcement during this time, particularly concerns about the choice be… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
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Presidential Proclamation Suspending Immigration Due to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe has caused countries to take a number of measures to protect their citizens and their economies. Some of these measures have been timely and effective; others, less so. On Wednesday, April 22, President Don… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
How is Coronavirus Affect…

How is Coronavirus Affecting the Immigration Courts?

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19, is on everybody’s minds. Fear of this contagious virus has caused most of us to change our daily behavior. We are going out in public only when we have to, and those who can are workin… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
New Guidance on “Good M…

New Guidance on “Good Moral Character” for Citizenship

Immigrants to the United States seeking to become naturalized citizens must meet a number of criteria, including a requirement of “good moral character.” The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently updated its policy guidan… Read More
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Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Passed Into Law

On December 20, 2019, the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (LRIF) was passed into law. The new law means that Liberian nationals who have lived in the United States since November 20, 2014 can apply to become lawful permanent residents (gree… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
Temporary Protected Statu…

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Six Countries

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on November 1, 2019, that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) would continue through January 4, 2021 for six countries: Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Nepal, and Sudan. The Immigration A… Read More
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Judge Temporarily Blocks…

Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Immigrant Health Insurance Proclamation

On October 4, 2019, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation that was scheduled to go into effect on November 3. The proclamation was intended to restrict foreign nationals who lacked health insurance or resources to pay for health care from immi… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law