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Judge Halts Trump Administration’s Plan to Remove Protections for 300,000 DACA Beneficiaries – Government Is Now Asking The US Supreme Court to Hear This Case Directly

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A federal judge has moved to block the Trump Administration’s plan to end the Temporary Protected Status of more than 300,000 foreign nationals from Haiti, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Sudan. Some individuals with TPS have been living in the United States for decades. The Trump Administration planned to force these TPS individuals to find another immigration status or face deportation…

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Immigrants Could Be Denied Green Cards If They Have Received Benefits

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A proposed rule by the Department of Homeland Security may deny green cards to legal immigrants if they have received government assistance or if the government anticipates that they would request government assistance in the future.  The move by the Trump Administration will primarily target legal immigrants, not illegal immigrants who are not eligible for government assistance. The benefits that…

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Immigrant Children in Custody Reaches Record Highs

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As of the end of September, there are 12,800 immigrant children in U.S. custody. A spokeswoman for the Health and Human Services Department, responsible for the care of these children, has confirmed that this is highest number of children ever in U.S. custody. Insiders at the HHS Department have also confirmed that the rate of children being released from custody…

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Canadian Cannabis Workers, Investors, and Users Risk Lifetime Ban on U.S.

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According to a senior official working under the U.S. Customers and Border Protection agency has stated that Canadians working in the marijuana industry – including investors – could risk a lifetime ban on travel to the United States. Canada will become the world’s only major industrialized nation to legalize recreational marijuana sales beginning on Oct. 17. The U.S. CBP will…

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DIVERSITY VISA GREEN CARD LOTTERY FOR 2020

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Registration for the 2020 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2020) is now officially open and available! For Fiscal Year 2020, (Oct. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2020) 50,000 DV Green Cards will be made available to those selected! The submission period began on October 3rd and runs only to November 6th. We’ve listed the regions and countries below that are eligible to take part…

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Another Crazy Week In U.S. Immigration-Whew!

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Dear Readers: It is truly amazing to be on the U.S. Immigration Roller Coaster these days! We have never before experienced the level of upheaval that has transpired in only 18 months since President Trump took office! It is truly volcanic! The week began with a great piece by Noah Smith in Bloomberg titled, “Watch What Happens When You Push…

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Immigration Is Now A Runaway Train!

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Keeping up with U.S. immigration news has certainly become a significant challenge lately since there is so much happening each and every day! As if May and June were not tumultuous months…it just keeps going – like a runaway train! Where should I begin? Well, here it goes: THE FEAR FACTOR I just read a very disturbing story that ICE…

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Q&A: NawLaw Answers Your Questions (July 2018)

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Pakistani national (dentist by background) currently in the US on a B-2 visitor visa applied for a change of status to F-1 student to attend a dental hygiene school (and has recently received an acceptance to the Boston University Dental School) which was refused by USCIS. She is now considering applying for an F-1 visa at the US Consulate in…

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Quick Visas for Investors (July 2018)

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L-1 Executive/Manager Transfer Visa E-2 Investor Visa 1 year start-up visa 5 year visa Management required Develop the business Must stay in the U.S Flexible presence in the U.S No investment treaty required Investment treaty necessary Direct path to Green Card No direct path to Green Card Maximum 7 years Renewable indefinitely Spouse and dependents can accompany Spouse and dependents…

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Alert: USCIS Policy Update! (July 2018)

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Currently, when USCIS receives a petition which is incomplete or does not adequately prove that the foreign national satisfies their visa petition requirements, USCIS would send a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID). Starting September 11th, 2018, USCIS will no longer require visa petition evaluators to send RFE’s and NOID’s to foreign nationals before denying…

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