Immigration Law Blog

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Current Status and Key Considerations of DACA: Navigating Renewals, International Travel, and Regulatory Developments

March 1, 2024

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a U.S. immigration policy that shields certain individuals, who arrived in the country as children and are unlawfully present, from deportation and grants them employment authorization. As of now, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is not accepting new DACA applications. However, individuals with existing […]

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USCIS Filing Fee Changes: What You Need to Know

March 1, 2024

In April 2024, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented changes to filing fees and released updated versions of various immigration forms. These adjustments aim to cover operational costs and expedite application processing. Key updates include new fees, a $50 online filing discount, separate fees for work authorization and travel documents with green card […]

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USCIS will increase the filing fee for some applications For relief

January 31, 2024

As of April 1, 2024, USCIS will increase the filing fee for some applications for relief. Please, follow this USCIS link for more information.

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Judge Hanen’s Latest DACA Ruling Disregards Established Legal Precedent | El último fallo del Juez Hanen en DACA Ignora el Precedente Legal Establecido

September 14, 2023

Following Judge Hanen’s latest #DACA decision, current DACA recipientsmaintain their status, but the decision underscores the urgent need forCongress to permanently protect Dreamers and provide a path to citizenship.READ more from AILA here: Tras la última decisión #DACA del juez Hanen, los actuales beneficiarios deDACA mantienen su estatus, pero la decisión subraya la necesidad urgente […]

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Scholarships for undocumented students | Becas para estudiantes indocumentados

September 7, 2023

Check out this video in Spanish discussing a national scholarship program for TPS, DACA, undocumented, and asylum-seeking students. The application deadline is October 1. This video is presented by Univision and will be accessible on their website. Descubre más sobre un video en español que aborda un programa de becas para estudiantes con TPS, DACA, […]

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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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