Month: October 2017

The USCIS allows for changes to your naturalization certificate even after your citizenship ceremony.

Naturalization applications skyrocket as USCIS backlog grows

The National Partnership for New Americans just released a report that shows the amount of immigrants applying for citizenship is up dramatically. The amount of...

/ October 30, 2017
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Refugees To See Increased Security Checks by DHS

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security just announced new screening measures for refugees designed to improve national security in the United States. The new...

/ October 25, 2017
What to Expect After Filing Form I-130 Petition

What to Expect After Filing Form I-130 Petition

It’s tricky enough figuring out which immigration application to use and answering complicated questions to complete it. But what happens next? What should you expect...

/ October 25, 2017
The U.S. Department of State wants to ask nearly all immigrants for their social media information.

Government Begins Tracking Immigrants’ Social Media Use

In September, the Department of Homeland Security released a policy update that would allow the government to monitor the social media accounts of immigrants to...

/ October 23, 2017
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Man Accused of Stealing Thousands From Immigrants

A 52-year-old man is wanted in connection with several counts of grand theft in the San Jose area after authorities say Noel Tagle Gutierrez ripped...

/ October 23, 2017
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Immigrant Military Members Receive Increased Scrutiny

The Pentagon is changing the way it accepts immigrant service members in the military by making the screening process much more strict, according to a...

/ October 19, 2017
What Is Class of Admission

What Is Class of Admission?

Class of Admission is a designation given to nonimmigrants when they enter the country. Generally, it aligns with your initial visa type. Your Class of...

/ October 16, 2017
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“They Attack the Most Vulnerable,” Catholic Church on Trump’s Immigration Plan

In early October, President Donald Trump sent a letter to members of Congress outlining his priorities for immigration reform. Trump’s proposals include funding for a...

/ October 13, 2017
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Justice Department Gives Final Warning to Sanctuary Cities

Seven cities or counties have been given a final order by the Department of Justice stating the government believes these areas are not complying with...

/ October 12, 2017
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Trump Outlines Immigration Priorities, Demands Border Wall and Points Based Immigration

President Donald Trump has sent a letter to members of Congress outlining his administration’s priorities when it comes to immigration reform. According to the letter,...

/ October 10, 2017
New changes to I-765, EAD

New changes to I-765, EAD

The USCIS is no longer accepting initial or renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, including the I-765 EAD application. In...

/ October 9, 2017
Klodjana filled out her Form N-400 using FileRight. Her citizenship process is almost complete.

Five Benefits of US Citizenship

Here are five things you’re missing out on because you haven’t become a citizen yet. 1.  Bring Your Wife and Kids to the U.S. —...

/ October 6, 2017
Immigration and Trump

Another Travel Ban, Another Lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union announced October 3rd they have filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban that was announced at the...

/ October 6, 2017
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Trump Pick for USCIS Top Spot Cleared for the Job

The United States Senate has confirmed the appointment of Lee Francis Cissna as the new director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in...

/ October 6, 2017
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Surge of Immigration Judges Putting Dent in Case Backlog

The Department of Justice says President Donald Trump’s executive order to put more immigration judges at detention centers has helped clear some of the backlog...

/ October 5, 2017