Tag: USCIS

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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What The Shutdown Means for Immigration

Dec 23, 2018

What happens to my case now that the government is shut down? It depends on what kind of case you have and where the case is in process. Many different agencies play a part in the immigration process ...

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Monday Last Day to Comment on "Public Charge" Changes

Dec 10, 2018

Monday is the last day to comment on the proposed rule changes regarding immigrants who may be considered by the government to be “public charges.” The idea that immigrants should be more or less self...

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F-1 Students and “Cap-Gap”

Oct 4, 2018

Recently, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services posted a reminder to F-1 students: F-1 students who have an H-1B petition that remains pending on Oct. 1, 2018, risk accruing unla...

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