DC Immigration News Updates | February 2021 | FileRight

The DC Update series is FileRight’s resource for the latest immigration news. This includes news on legislation and updates on actions by agencies like U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Don’t forget that we’re here to help with your immigration process. Read more about all of our application services. …

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Extend Stay in U.S.

If you are a non-immigrant and want to extend your stay in the U.S. or change to another non-immigrant status, you have to file Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. You have to file this form with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In some instances, you can use this form to …

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Federal Court ruled that USCIS should accept new DACA applications

The Federal Court in Maryland ruled on Friday that USCIS should fully reinstate the DACA program. This means that USCIS is required to start accepting new applications for DACA apart from renewal requests. The Trump administration tried to put an end to DACA in September 2017. USCIS stopped accepting applications for DACA. However federal courts …

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Trump’s effort to end DACA rejected by the Supreme Court

Thousands of DACA recipients felt relieved when the Supreme Court on Thursday forestalled the Trump administration’s efforts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama-era program. DACA intends to protect from deportation innumerable immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. The 5-4 ruling was written by Chief Justice John Roberts …

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USCIS seeks to add a surcharge on Immigration Application filing fees

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is likely to run out of money soon. To address this issue, USCIS has asked Congress for an emergency funding of $1.2 billion.  USCIS wants to increase immigration application fees by 10% to generate more revenue. And once the agency starts functioning normally again, it plans to use the …

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Executive Order halting Green Cards is now in effect

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending some Green Card applications and immigration overall. The order limits immigration into the United States as a necessary step to reduce pressure on the US labor market, considering the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits. President Trump said, “This order will …

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USCIS Offices closed due to Coronavirus

USCIS shutdown its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers from March 18 to the public. Initially, it was estimated to be closed until April 1. However, considering the current situation where this coronavirus is spreading like wildfire across all the states USCIS decided to extend the shutdown until June 4.  Affected services: In-person services …

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Coronavirus [COVID-19]: Impacts on US Immigration and Immigrants

It feels like every day there is something new about COVID-19 and its impact on the lives of Americans. For many, the rapid-fire news cycle has left them dazed and confused about how the government’s response to the virus impacts them. This confusion is doubled especially for those who are aspiring Americans, green card holders, …

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