Immigration News

  • 5 Tips To Help with Your Delayed Immigration Case

    Has your case been pending for a long time? There are many reasons that an application or petition can be stuck with USCIS. Here are five tips for your delayed immigration case. Update USCIS with your change of address. Some mail from USCIS will not be forwarded to you even if you put in a change of address with the US Post Office. So, it is very important to notify USCIS if you move. You can report your change of address to USCIS online, by phone or by mailing in an Form AR-11.  Check the cu…

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  • DACA Court Developments

    Last week a federal district court ordered the Trump Administration to fully reinstate the DACA program. However, the Judge delayed his decision for 90 days to allow the Administration that time to come up with a legal justification for ending DACA. Some headlines have treated this as 90 days until DACA is re-opened. However, it is also very possible that the Judge will accept the new reasoning the Trump Administration is likely to provide during this 90 day window. If the Administration can sa…

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  • What does the Sessions v Dimaya Supreme Court Ruling mean?

    This week the Supreme Court ruling in Sessions v. Dimaya potentially means thousands of immigrants will be protected from deportation as "aggravated felons" because the Immigration and Nationality Law was too vague in describing a "crime of violence." Prior to this decision, many crimes could be categorized as a "crime of violence" leaving that person open to possible removal from the US. These included crimes such as burglary. It is still the case that crimes such as murder, rape, or sexual abu…

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  • Can I renew my DACA?

    Several Federal District Courts have ruled that the administration must temporarily maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis as the legal challenges to the president's decision to terminate the program proceeds. In February the Supreme Court declined to intervene, which means the legal challenges to ending DACA will continue to proceed through the courts. In the mean time, USCIS is accepting renewal applications for prior DACA recipients. No new DACA applications are being accepted, but r…

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  • How long can I stay in the US?

    How long can I stay in the US? If you are not a US citizen, or green card holder, when you are inspected at the US border, you will be admitted for a specific amount of time (a period of lawful admission).  It is important to pay attention to this admission period.  If you stay longer than permitted by your last entry to the US, you may be overstaying your entry.  If you overstay, you could be deported. If you overstay for 6 months or more, you could be barred from returning to the US for three…

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