Immigration News

  • Naturalization Fee Payment

    USCIS announced recently that naturalization applicants may now pay the filing fee for their application, Form N-400, with a credit card. This is the only immigration application fee that may be paid with a credit card. For information on how to use a credit card to pay the Filing Fee for your application for naturalization see Naturalization Filing Fee.…

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  • Three Groups Most Likely to be Deported (New Immigration Policy)

    Three Groups Most likely to be Deported: A change in immigration policy announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will affect 11 million people who are in the US without documents (sometimes called illegal immigrants). DHS will focus on deporting the following three groups of undocumented immigrants. Convicted Criminals Terrorist Suspects Those who have recently crossed the US border (Since January 2014) For more information on this change in enforcement policy see Who will be d…

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  • DACA- Three-Year Approval Alert

    If you received a Three-Year DACA work permit card from USCIS that was issued, or mailed, after February 16, 2015, read this alert and follow the directions carefully. The card must be returned by July 30, 2015. If it is not returned, you could lose your DACA approval and your work permit. Did You Receive a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 3-Year Work Permit after February 16, 2015? You should have received a letter telling you to return it. If so, you need to get it back to USCIS…

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  • Visa Applications May Get Easier

    Visa application procedures may improve. The Obama Administration instructed the Dept. of Homeland Security to work on improvements to the visa application process to make it easier to apply for a visa. Proposals include an application process that reduces paperwork and streamlines the process. For details on the proposed improvements see Visa Processing May get Better. If these proposals are adopted, applicants for immigrant visas (green cards) and non-immigrant visas, such as a visitor’s visa …

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  • Visas are now available at some Posts

    Problems with the computer system at the State Dept. have been fixed and 39 US Embassies are now able to resume processing visa applications. For a list of the embassies that are now online, see Connected Posts. The State Dept. advises those who want to apply for a visa to check the website of the nearest embassy or consulate for an update on the availability of interviews. They expect that all posts will be reconnected in the next few days.…

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