Tag: USCIS

How Do We Deal with USCIS' Budget Issues?

Aug 31, 2020

As immigration lawyers, we deal extensively with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and when the agency announced in June that it needed to furlough almost 70 percent of its s...

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USCIS to Hike Fees October 2

Aug 14, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced its sadly predictable solution to the budgetary issues that prompted United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to threaten to f...

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USCIS Facing Possible Furloughs, Slow Downs

Jun 30, 2020

Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (USCIS) announced that unless it received $1.2 billion to pay employees, it would be forced to furlough approximately two-thirds of its work force...

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Can Foreign Nationals Collect Unemployment Insurance During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Apr 2, 2020

Recently, we’ve been receiving questions about how foreign nationals collect unemployment insurance—if they can receive it at all.  The short answer is yes, but …. Certain foreign n...

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We're Still Open, and So Are Immigration Courts. Sort Of.

Mar 16, 2020

[Updated] We’re still open. On Sunday, New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell described the situation in the city as fluid, and by the time you read this, it may have changed again. We’re all doing our bes...

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Citizenship Fee Hikes Get Injunction, Immigration Records Fee Hike Proposed

Dec 12, 2019

In November, we reported that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had proposed raising fees to apply for citizenship and asylum. It proposed raising the cost of applying for a m...

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USCIS Proposes Fee Hikes to Apply for Citizenship, Asylum

Nov 20, 2019

When NPR asked acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Ken Cuccinelli how the government’s stricter “public charge” standard squared with The Statue of Liberty’s call to “...

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What Is It Like to Practice Immigration Law in 2019?

Oct 3, 2019

I am asked almost daily what it’s like to be an immigration attorney. Before this administration, immigration law lived in the background. Many people didn’t even think about immigration as a specific...

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USCIS Slows Processing, Study Shows

Feb 21, 2019

Visa processing delays have reached “crisis level,” according to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A recent study conducted by AILA shows that U.S. Citizenship and Immigra...

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Asylum Status Can Now Be Checked Online

Jan 30, 2019

During the shutdown, we wrote about how it affected immigration courts. Some cases went forward, but most didn’t and were rescheduled for some date in 2021 or 2022. Because of the stakes that ride on ...

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