Emelda's mother's green card was getting close to expiring and they were worried.

Customer Story: Emelda

Emelda and her mother were worried when her mother’s green card was set to expire. They searched the web and found FileRight. Just listen to her...

/ April 17, 2018
National guard troops are expected to assist the border patrol in immigration enforcement along the Mexican border.

Troops arrive at the border

National Guard troops in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and California have started arriving on the southern border after President Donald Trump ordered his administration to...

/ April 16, 2018
Paloma needed proof of citizenship to apply for a passport.

Customer Story: Paloma

Paloma was planning a trip but realized she lost her naturalization certificate. This is a real-life issue that could happen to you. FileRight can get...

/ April 13, 2018
President Donald Trump has vowed to end the immigration policy known as catch and release for undocumented immigrants.

Trump sign memo ending “catch and release”

President Donald Trump has vowed to end an immigration policy known as “catch and release” and took a step toward doing just that. On April...

/ April 9, 2018
Immigration News Update

Immigration News Update, April 2018

Our immigration system is changing. We got your back if you want to stay informed with the latest on immigration news. Major changes, minor changes...

/ April 4, 2018
President Donald Trump announced he plans to send military forces to the United States southern border with Mexico.

Trump wants the military patrolling the Mexico border

The White House has announced President Donald Trump wants to send military forces to the southern border. The president made the remarks during a meeting...

/ April 4, 2018
The U.S. Department of State wants to ask nearly all immigrants for their social media information.

Feds want to look at social media accounts of visa applicants

It started with those seeking an immigrant visa and now the Trump administration wants social media information for nonimmigrants seeking a visa to the United...

/ April 2, 2018
Having an expired green card can cause problems when trying to collect social security.

Customer Story: Gaetano

Here’s an example of how having an expired green card can cause delays for things you’d like to get done quickly. Gaetano was trying to...

/ March 30, 2018
The Census Bureau wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, multiple states are suing to stop it.

Census to include question about citizenship

The United States Census Bureau announced in March they will include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. The bureau says an accurate count...

/ March 29, 2018
Andreea Dumitru was indicted for filing fraudulent asylum documents between 2012 and 2017.

New York immigration attorney charged with lying to USCIS

The United States Department of Justice says a New York immigration attorney filed hundreds of asylum applications she knew contained lies. Andreea Dumitru. 42, had...

/ March 28, 2018
Lawrence helped his mother with his green card renewal application to the USCIS.

Customer Story: Lawrence

Lawrence wanted to help his 80-year-old mother renew her green card so he jumped online and started searching for a solution. He found FileRight and...

/ March 27, 2018
Renewing your green card is important.

Customer Story: Norman

Norman didn’t even realize his green card had expired. He’s been living in the United States as a green card holder for decades. One thing...

/ March 26, 2018
Changing your address with the USCIS can be done online.

How to notify U.S. immigration about a change of address

Letting the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services know of an address change isn’t just important to make sure you receive up-to-date information on your...

/ March 23, 2018
The USCIS website will display processing times for most immigration applications.

How to check your USCIS processing time

Once you file your immigration application, waiting for a decision on your application can feel like an eternity. For a long time, the USCIS had...

/ March 22, 2018
How to Check Status of your immigration application

How to check the status of your immigration application

Once you’ve sent your immigration application to the USCIS the waiting game gets underway. The time it takes for the USCIS to make a decision...

/ March 22, 2018
You can skip the English portion of the citizenship test if you meet certain requirements.

Requirements for skipping the English test during naturalization

Under certain circumstances, an immigrant who filed Form N-400 Application for Naturalization can skip the English portion of the citizenship test if they meet certain...

/ March 20, 2018
Conrado lost his naturalization certificate when he applied for a U.S. passport.

Customer Story: Conrado

Conrado became a U.S. citizen but when he applied for a passport his original naturalization certificate was lost. He used FileRight to help him get...

/ March 9, 2018
Different Types of Green Cards

Different Types of Green Cards

Green card has never been the official name of the document but it quickly took on the nickname after it was first introduced in 1950...

/ February 23, 2018

USCIS removes “nation of immigrants” from mission statement

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has changed its mission statement and the words “nation of immigrants” is no longer a part of the...

/ February 23, 2018
Resselie came to the United States from the Philippines and now wants to become a U.S. citizen

Customer Story: Resselie

When it came to deciding whether to renew her green card or apply for citizenship Resselie decided on citizenship because she wanted to have a...

/ February 20, 2018
A federal judge in Brooklyn ordered the USCIS to once again accept initial and renewal DACA applications.

Federal Judge Opens Door for More DACA Applicants

In January a federal judge in California ordered the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to once again accept applications for those eligible to renew...

/ February 14, 2018
The department of homeland security is proposing a new rule that could impact legal immigration.

On Public Assistance? Feds Propose Denying you a Green Card

The Department of Homeland Security has drafted new rules that could dramatically impact the amount of legal immigration in the United States, according to a...

/ February 12, 2018
The USCIS requires you translate to English documents in a foreign language.

Translating a document for the USCIS: What you need to know

When filing immigration paperwork, supporting evidence like a birth certificate may be in a foreign language. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services requires you...

/ January 30, 2018
The Donald Trump White House has released a list of priorities the administration is hoping is included in immigration reform.

What the White House wants on immigration reform

President Donald Trump and his administration outlined today what they are expecting when it comes to immigration reform. From border security, DACA and family migration,...

/ January 26, 2018
Doctor Lukasz Niec was arrested by ICE. He's lived legally in the United States for decades.

ICE Targets Green Card Holding Doctor for Deportation

It’s a story that could serve as a warning for green card holders across the United States. The Washington Post Reports a doctor of Polish...

/ January 22, 2018
How does the government shutdown impact the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services? We take a look at the impact on USCIS.

How the Government Shutdown Impacts the USCIS

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is a bit different than most federal offices. For the most part, the department is run almost entirely...

/ January 22, 2018
Your criminal history plays an important role in your Form N-400 Application for Naturalization.

What crimes should you report to the USCIS on Form N-400?

When applying for citizenship using Form N-400 Application for Naturalization it is important to always be honest with the USCIS. Trying to keep any information...

/ January 17, 2018
The Trump administration is challenging a ruling that forced them to reinstate the DACA program temporarily.

Trump administration challenging judge’s DACA ruling

The U.S. Justice Department announced they will be challenging a ruling that forced the federal government to restart the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program...

/ January 16, 2018
The USCIS is once again accepting renewal applications for DACA, deferred action

USCIS Revives DACA After Court Order

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced they will once again be accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA...

/ January 15, 2018
A California judge ruled the federal government must continue the DACA program.

What you need to know about the Jan. 9th DACA court ruling

On January 9th United States District Court Judge William Alsup ordered the federal government to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA...

/ January 11, 2018
Department of homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the associated press the white house would consider a path to citizenship for DREAMers.

DHS Secretary: Immigration plan could include citizenship for DREAMers

The secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said recently the White House is open to discussing a pathway to citizenship for nearly 800,000...

/ January 3, 2018
Life after the Earthquake, Haiti

Customer Story: Magalie

Magalie grew up in Haiti and had dreams of coming to the United States. She made her dreams a reality and is now looking forward...

/ December 26, 2017
FileRight customer Elaine used immigration software to complete her citizenship application.

Customer Stories: Elaine R

Elaine didn’t want to hire an attorney to complete her naturalization paperwork because she thought she could do it on her own. She didn’t feel...

/ December 20, 2017
The USCIS allows for changes to your naturalization certificate even after your citizenship ceremony.

Customer Story: Claudia Z

Claudia came to the United States from Colombia nearly 30 years ago. She became a United States citizen but recently need to make a change to...

/ December 19, 2017
Klodjana filled out her Form N-400 using FileRight. Her citizenship process is almost complete.

Customer Story: Klodjana M

Klodjana’s husband dreamed of one day moving to New York City from Albania. For years they tried the green card lottery until one day he won....

/ December 15, 2017
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Customer Story: Ong Family

The Ong family immigrated to the United States from the Philippines where they said life was hard. Now after 10 years of living in the...

/ December 8, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security is reporting a huge increase in deportation arrests made across the country while arrests at the border decline.

Deportation arrests are on the rise

Immigration and Customs Officers who arrest immigrants for deportation proceedings have picked up 40 percent more people this year compared to last year. The figures...

/ December 5, 2017
Immigration and Trump

Judge Rules Trump Must Fund Sanctuary Cities

CALIFORNIA – A federal judge has blocked an executive order signed by President Donald Trump that would cut federal funding to cities his administration feels...

/ November 21, 2017
California senators feinstein and Harris are asking the USCIS and DHS to waive fees for CA fire victims who need new green cards and EADs.

CA Senators Ask USCIS to Give Fire Victims a Break on Fees

WASHINGTON – Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-CA) have sent a letter to both the Department of Homeland Security and the united States...

/ November 17, 2017
Dreamers who applied for DACA renewal were rejected by the USCIS because their applications arrived late.

Post Office Fails DACA Recipients, USCIS Does the Right Thing

The New York Times is reporting nearly 100 applications to renew DACA were delayed by the United States Post Office and eventually denied by the...

/ November 16, 2017
Immigration paperwork can be daunting. FileRight simplifies the process.

Tips for Do-It-Yourself U.S. Citizenship

If you’re deciding to complete your U.S. citizenship application on your own there are some very important facts you should know. The goal of most...

/ November 15, 2017
four somali immigrants targeted by the department of justice to strip citizenship obtained through naturalization

Feds want to strip citizenship from suspected Somali fraudsters

The U.S. Department of Justice has just announced they are seeking to strip the citizenship of four immigrants from Somalia they say obtained that citizenship...

/ November 8, 2017
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Trump calls for end of visa lottery

President Donald Trump is renewing calls to end the Diversity Visa Program after reports surfaced that one of the program’s winners was involved in the...

/ November 1, 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
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
Lying businessman holding fingers crossed behind his back

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
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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
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
The USCIS is once again accepting renewal applications for DACA, deferred action

New Conservative DACA Bill Grants Citizenship After 15 Years

Republican Senators have unveiled a more conservative approach to solving what to do with the hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the...

/ September 27, 2017

Customer Story: Eric

Eric says he wanted to further his education in the United States and provide a better future for his family. Listen as he talks about...

/ September 26, 2017
The Donald Trump White House has released a list of priorities the administration is hoping is included in immigration reform.

Trump’s Latest Travel Ban is Indefinite: What You Need to Know

WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump has signed yet another executive order restricting travel to the United States from seven countries around the world. The latest...

/ September 25, 2017
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Customer Story: William

William fled his native Vietnam to escape persecution after the Vietnam War. He tells a harrowing tale  of surviving on a small boat an eventually...

/ September 20, 2017
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Trump, Democrats Close to Deal on DACA

According to several news outlets including the Associated Press, top Democratic leaders are close to making a deal with President Donald Trump to create a...

/ September 14, 2017
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FileRight.com Partners with UNLV Immigration Clinic to Offer Free Help With DACA Renewal Forms

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (Sep. 13, 2017) — Online immigration software company FileRight.com is partnering with the University of Nevada Las Vegas Immigration Clinic to stand...

/ September 13, 2017