Immigration News

DACA & Dreamers: An Update

Dreamers remain in limbo as Senate and House members struggle to get a vote called on DACA. A Mid-December Update on DACA and the Dreamers. Where Dreamers Stand Back in September, President Trump terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. He then challenged Congress to come up with new legislation that would protect the… Read More
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US Startup Visa Goes Live

Federal judge orders the US Startup Visa program into action, overruling an attempt made by the Trump Administration to delay this Obama-era program. The US Startup visa not actually a visa – it’s a visa waiver program for startup founders to pursue growing their businesses in the USA. The program, officially known as the International… Read More
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Temporary Protected Status Program Ends for Nicaraguans and Haitians

What this means for TPS beneficiaries, and what you can do. The US has announced that in January 2019 it will terminate a temporary program that gave Nicaraguan immigrants protection from deportation following natural disasters in their country, and that Haitian immigrants will also see their program end after an 18-month transition period. Similar… Read More
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K1 “Fiancé Visa” Streamlines the Marriage Process for Citizen/Noncitizen Couples

K1 Visa – The “Fiancé Visa” Marriage between citizens of different countries can be complicated. For U.S. citizens seeking to marry foreign citizens, the K-1 visa can eliminate one of the most significant obstacles: geography. What is a K-1 Visa? The K1 visa, also known as the “fiancé visa,” is a non-immigrant visa intended to allo… Read More
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How Does Divorce Impact Immigration Status?

In 2016, 81,486 immigrant (i.e. “green card”) visas (IR-1) were granted to spouses of U.S. citizens. Another 51,979 conditional green card visas (CR-1) were granted to spouses who had been married to Americans for less than two years. These immigrants came from more than 180 different countries around the world. Green cards and conditional gre… Read More
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7 Things The White House Is Hoping You Won’t Notice about The Trump Immigration Policy

Last week, Donald Trump announced that the administration was ready to work with Congress to “…ensure safe and lawful admissions; defend the safety and security of our country; and protect American workers and taxpayers.” Naturally, the Trump immigration policy centers on keeping people out of the country. Trump’s proposed strategies ra… Read More
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5 Things to Know about Removing the Conditions on Your Green Card

Certain immigrants are granted permanent residence on a conditional basis. A conditional green card is valid for two years only (versus a permanent green card which is valid indefinitely). The most common circumstance under which a person may be issued a conditional green card is when the green card is based on a marriage which is less than two yea… Read More
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5 Things You Should Know about Traveling Under Trump Travel Ban 3.0

On September 24, Donald Trump signed a presidential proclamation widely referred to as “ Travel Ban 3.0. ” The proclamation, officially titled “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats,” purports to be the White House’s response to the re… Read More
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Categories: US Visa

Deported Dreamer Returns to Fight Back

Months before the White House announced the end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez says he was deported to Mexico despite having been granted protection under DACA. Montes is the First Known Deported Dreamer Montes, who is 23 years old and has lived in the United States since he was nine, says… Read More
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Categories: US Immigration

Congress Must Save DACA – and Not Just for Dreamers

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer say they’ve brokered a deal with Trump for a replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The current program, created by President Obama, allowed undocumented immigrants who had been brought to the United States as children a way to attend… Read More
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