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Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans

January 20, 2023

DHS has announced processes through which nationals of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, and their immediate family members, may request to come to the United States in a safe and orderly way. Qualified beneficiaries who are outside the United States and lack U.S. entry documents may be considered, on a case-by-case basis, for advanced authorization […]

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November 3, 2022

The American Immigration Lawyers Association is excited to share a new Think Immigration blog post from member, Angela Divaris. Her expertise at the intersection of tax and immigration law appears in this blog post, which emphasizes the need to provide filing extensions for immigrant families who encountered unique challenges with the child tax credit. You […]

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Common Types of Immigration Waivers

October 14, 2022

Many people wish to immigrate to the United States. Sometimes, however, there are reasons that someone might not qualify for admission to the U.S. When that happens to you it can be very discouraging, but some options might be available. There are various types of waivers and one of them may apply to your situation.  […]

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What are the Eligibility Requirements to File for a Special Immigrant Juvenile?

September 20, 2022

When a young immigrant child has been abused, abandoned, or neglected they may be eligible for a Special Immigrant Juvenile visa. These Special Immigrant Juveniles, otherwise known as SIJs, through the green card process may be able to stay in the United States lawfully by obtaining permanent residence. There are specific eligibility requirements that must […]

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Migrants Face Yet Another Border Crisis Obstacle

September 10, 2022

Asylum-seeking migrants near the United States border constantly lived in fear of the ever looming threat of Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy – a policy that forced migrants to await their asylum hearings in Mexico, within reach of the very cartels many were trying to escape, instead of safely inside the United States. During the […]

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Extension Allows Beneficiaries to Retain TPS and EADs Until March 2024

September 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice describing how beneficiaries under Venezuela’s existing TPS designation can re-register to retain TPS and renew their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced the 18-month extension of the designation of Venezuela for TPS. […]

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honoring immigrants who paved the way on Labor day

September 2, 2022

Labor Day falls in with the back to school bustle at a time families tend to squeeze out the last bit of summer fun for the long weekend. However, Labor Day is not solely meant as a day of fun and recreation, in fact, Labor Day is meant to commemorate the contributions of workers over […]

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What Can I Do About the Delays at USCIS?

August 25, 2022

Every year, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes hundreds of thousands of Visa applications and handles a variety of other immigration matters. It is no surprise that the processing times can be quite lengthy. While you may hope to get your Visa resolved more quickly, it can sometimes take months or longer. […]

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Can Same-Sex Couples Apply for Green Cards?

July 19, 2022

A common question that we get is whether same-sex married couples are eligible to apply for lawful permanent residence (also known as a “green card”). In June 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges that the fundamental right for same-sex couples to marry is guaranteed by both the Due […]

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Temporary Protected Status Extended For Venezuelan Immigrants Through March 2024

July 13, 2022

On Monday, temporary protections were extended for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans living in the United States by the Biden administration. The extension only applies to those individuals who were residing in the United States as of March 8 of 2021, when the initial Temporary Protected Status designation was granted. “This action is one of […]

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