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
Different Types of Green Cards

Green Card: What Is a Conditional Green Card?

A conditional green card is a temporary, 2-year green card issued to recently-married immigrants. If you got your green card through marriage and had only...

/ March 23, 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
Different Types of Green Cards

Green Card: Green Card Lost or Stolen

What do you do if you lose your green card? First—don’t panic. Your permanent resident status is still intact and replacing your green card is...

/ March 21, 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
Green Card: From Green Card to Citizenship

Green Card: From Green Card to Citizenship

How can a green card holder apply for citizenship? Here’s the breakdown of the path from permanent residence to citizenship. Step 1: Be a Green...

/ March 13, 2018
Ivonne used fileright to renew her green card.

Customer Story: Ivonne

Ivonne ran into an issue that happens to green card holders now and again. Her green card and driver’s license were expiring at the same...

/ March 13, 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
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How to Obtain a Visa Once in the U.S.

If you’re currently in the U.S. there are typically two visa options for you. One, extend your stay on your current visa status. Or two,...

/ March 5, 2018
Immigration News Update

Immigration News Update March 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...

/ March 5, 2018
Green Card: Obtaining a Green Card through Marriage

Green Card: Obtaining a Green Card through Marriage

Married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident? Then you may be eligible for a U.S. green card. Here’s an overview of the process. There...

/ March 2, 2018
Here's a guide to checking the progress of your green card application.

How to Check Status of Green Card

It can take several months to get a decision on your green card application. While you’re waiting, you can check the status of your case...

/ February 26, 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
Immigration News Update

News Update: The Latest on DACA

https://immigration.wistia.com/medias/7tcrlg1x9w?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Sergio Avila brings you the latest on DACA. There’s absolutely no telling when or if the USCIS will stop accepting DACA renewal applications. If...

/ February 21, 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
Expired Green Card Consequences

Expired Green Card Consequences

Legal permanent residents are typically required to renew their green card every ten years. The card expires if not renewed. When that happens there are...

/ February 15, 2018
What Does the Medical Exam for a U.S. Green Card Involve?

What Does the Medical Exam for a U.S. Green Card Involve?

Applying for a green card? Then you’ll need to take a medical exam. Here’s an overview of exactly what the examination involves. Why Am I...

/ February 14, 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
Top 3 reasons U.S. Citizenship is Denied

Top 3 reasons U.S. Citizenship is Denied

A citizenship application could be denied for many reasons, and some can be prevented! Before you start the long, expensive naturalization process, educate yourself on...

/ February 12, 2018
How to Prove U.S. Citizenship?

How to Prove U.S. Citizenship?

There are two common reasons why people need to prove their citizenship. First, people who need to show proof of citizenship for job or tax...

/ February 7, 2018
Does the U.S. Allow Dual Citizenship?

Does the U.S. Allow Dual Citizenship?

Yes! You can have U.S. citizenship and be a citizen of a second country. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about dual...

/ February 5, 2018
Immigration News Update

Immigration News Update February 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...

/ February 2, 2018
Breakdown: Adjustment of Status

Breakdown: Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of status is the process of becoming a U.S. permanent resident, green card holder. From filling out the application to securing the proper documents—adjustment...

/ January 31, 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
Five Answers to Common Questions on Changing Your Address

Five Answers to Common Questions on Changing Your Address

It’s important to keep the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services updated of your most current address, especially if you have a pending immigration application. You...

/ January 29, 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
Can Green Card Holders be Deported?

Can Green Card Holders be Deported?

U.S. permanent residence is permanent in many ways. The green card immigration status allows you to live and work in the U.S. indefinitely. However, it...

/ January 16, 2018
Immigration News Update

Immigration News Update January 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...

/ 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
Do Green Card Holders Need a Visa for Canada

Do Green Card Holders Need a Visa for Canada?

U.S. permanent residents do not need a visa to travel to Canada. However, you will still need valid travel documents (like a green card and...

/ January 8, 2018
Can Green Card Holders Vote?

Can Green Card Holders Vote?

While U.S. permanent residents enjoy many of the same rights as citizens, voting is not one of them. Green card holders are not permitted to...

/ January 3, 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
Can Green Card Holders Travel to Canada?

Can Green Card Holders Travel to Canada?

U.S. green card holders (permanent residents) can travel to Canada without a visa. However, you will need a passport. Canada does not require permanent residents...

/ December 26, 2017
Are Green Card Holders Resident Aliens?

Are Green Card Holders Resident Aliens?

Generally, U.S. green card holders (permanent residents) are considered “resident aliens.” However, this term is broad and used differently by different government agencies. Resident Alien...

/ December 20, 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
Are Green Card Holders Eligible for Medicare?

Are Green Card Holders Eligible for Medicare?

U.S. green card holders are eligible for Medicare. However, how long you’ve lived and worked in the U.S. could affect the type of coverage you...

/ December 18, 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