Clarity and Strength in Immigration Law

Posted in: May, 2013

Is There a Timeline for Immigration Reform?

Since the beginning of the year, the air has been buzzing with prospects of comprehensive immigration reform. Remember, there are no changes in the law yet, but things seem to be moving along in Congress, at least on the Senate side. Here is the latest: This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on the Senate […]

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Don’t Forget to Pay the New Immigrant Visa Fee!

USCIS has recently implemented a new immigrant visa fee of $165, to be paid by people who are entering the US on an immigrant visa. An immigrant visa means that you are applying to enter the United States as a permanent resident, rather than on a temporary basis. USCIS instructs that you should pay the […]

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Automated I-94: Print-Out Guide for Obtaining Driver’s License, Social Security and More

As we posted earlier this month, Customs and Border Protection is in the process of automating the I-94 process. Some other government agencies use the I-94 to verify a foreign national’s immigration status before granting benefits such as a driver’s license or social security number. These agencies may not be familiar with the new I-94, […]

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Customs and Border Protection’s I-94 Automation: Best Practices for Confusing Times

CBP has recently announced the automation of the Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record, for all sea and air arrivals. The rule is now effective, and is being phased in over a four week period starting April 30th, 2013.  Why is This Happening? CBP has two reasons for this automation. First, the automation will provide a central, […]

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Family-Based Immigration Filings: You May Just Have One Chance!

Breaking News: Some Family-Based Adjustment of Status Interviews to Be Waived   USCIS announced in October 2012 that it would reallocate some of its workload, and shift cases from the four service centers to a field office or to the National Benefits Center. As a result of this change, some family-based cases have been transferred […]

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