Oath Ceremony

Oath Ceremony

Congratulations! You’re nearly a U.S. citizen. The Oath Ceremony is the final step of the naturalization process. Do you want to know what to expect...

/ December 6, 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
How To Prepare For The Citizenship Interview

How To Prepare For The Citizenship Interview

The citizenship interview can be intimidating. But don’t worry—it’s simple to prepare for it. Here’s all the information you need. Need help preparing for your...

/ December 4, 2017
Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test

Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test

You’ve waited 5 years or more. You’ve completed the N-400 application and you’re ready for the interview. There’s only one thing standing between you and...

/ November 30, 2017
When Are Travel Documents Required?

When Are Travel Documents Required?

U.S. travel documents allow nonimmigrants and permanent residents to re-enter the country after traveling abroad. Before you leave the country, you should check if a...

/ November 27, 2017
I-485 Application Checklist Helps You Apply for a Green Card

I-485 Application Checklist Helps You Apply for a Green Card

The application to apply for a green card is complex, expensive, and long. It also requires you to gather supporting documentation. Knowing exactly which documents...

/ November 21, 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
Steps to Citizenship

Steps to Citizenship

What does it take to become a U.S. citizen? This article outlines the citizenship process in three simple steps. Step 1: Check Your Eligibility The...

/ November 20, 2017
Immigration Software: What is it and how can it help you?

Immigration Software: What is it and how can it help you?

The current immigration system in the United States has remained unchanged for decades. The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 was the last significant reform. To...

/ November 20, 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
What Is Form G-325A?

What Is Form G-325A?

Form G-325A is a USCIS form that collects biographical information of the applicant. It is a supplemental form that is only required in special cases....

/ November 9, 2017
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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
What You Need To Know About Selective Service

What You Need To Know About Selective Service

If you’re a male living in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 25, you’re required to register for the Selective Service, commonly called...

/ November 6, 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
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

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

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

“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

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

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

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
Where do i find my Alien Registration Number

Where Do I Find My Alien Registration Number

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) assigns an Alien Registration Number to every immigrant. This important number is required on immigration paperwork and...

/ September 22, 2017

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
Top Reasons Form n-400 Application is Denied

Top Reasons Form N-400 Application is Denied

Know before you apply. Here are the top reasons why U.S. citizenship through naturalization applications are rejected or denied. Clerical Errors and other Filing Mistakes...

/ September 18, 2017

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

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

Reasons Why Green Card Renewal Is Denied

Green card renewal applications can be denied if you are no longer eligible for permanent residence. This could have serious consequences including deportation. However, it’s...

/ September 13, 2017

What Are My Options After My DACA Status Expires?

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security issued a Memorandum rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Per the terms set forth in...

/ September 8, 2017
Government Dealt Dehumanizing Blow to DACA Recipients

COMMENTARY: Government Dealt Dehumanizing Blow to DACA Recipients

Dane Macaskill is a contributor to the FileRight blog. In providing a quasi-legal status to the 800,000 undocumented people who received DACA, and then robbing...

/ September 7, 2017
The USCIS does offer some benefits to those who are affected by disasters.

Immigration Resources During a Disaster

When mother nature strikes or when wildfires break out it’s important to be ready to act especially if your immigration status depends on it. Wildfires...

/ September 7, 2017
Department of homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the associated press the white house would consider a path to citizenship for DREAMers.

Attorney General Announces End of DACA

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program was created by former President Barack...

/ September 5, 2017

Customer Story: Dino

Dino typically does his immigration paperwork on his own but he wanted to make sure his citizenship application was done right. Check out his story...

/ August 31, 2017

Immigration Forms Getting Longer Under Trump

According to an article published in the Washington Post, the Donald Trump administration has made immigration more difficult for people seeking to move to the...

/ August 30, 2017
Questions on the Citizenship Test

Questions on the Citizenship Test

In order to become a U.S. citizen, you must take the U.S. citizenship test. The test is 2-part: English and U.S. civics. The test is...

/ August 30, 2017

Customer Story: Netsanet

Netsanet says she saw other customer stories online and believed that FileRight was the right choice to fill out her citizenship application. Listen to her...

/ August 29, 2017

More Visa Holders Will Soon Require Interviews for Green Cards

WASHINGTON – Interviews that at one point had been waived for visa holders looking to receive green cards will soon become mandatory, according to the...

/ August 28, 2017
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The Naturalization Process

Naturalization is the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. The process can be long and confusing, but the benefits of citizenship are well worth it....

/ August 28, 2017
What Is a Naturalized Citizen

What Is a Naturalized Citizen

There are two types of citizens in the United States: natural-born citizens and naturalized citizens. Natural-born citizens are born in the United States. This is...

/ August 25, 2017

U.S. Planning to Sanction Countries that Refuse Deportations

WASHINGTON – According to a CNN report the Trump Administration will soon issue visa sanctions if countries do not take back foreign nationals who are...

/ August 24, 2017

Customer Story: Conor

Conor’s parents brought him to the United States before he could walk or talk. He grew up undocumented but saw an opportunity with former President...

/ August 24, 2017
TPS Immigrants Eligible for Permanent Residency, Despite Illegal Entry

TPS Immigrants Eligible for Permanent Residency, Despite Illegal Entry

The number of green cards available for Temporary Protected Status immigrants has been significantly expanded in certain states. Due to recent court rulings, immigrants with...

/ August 23, 2017
FileRight customer Elaine used immigration software to complete her citizenship application.

Customer Story: Duan C

Duan’s children served as her motivation to fill out her citizenship application. Listen to her story. https://d1q9fbkwhm71k2.cloudfront.net/FR/Blog/customerstory/DuanWBug.mp4 Our customers consistently say that FileRight gives them...

/ August 22, 2017

What Happens If DACA Ends?

President Donald Trump has said that DACA recipients can “Rest easy” but the program is being threatened by a group of states who have told...

/ August 21, 2017

Even the Beatles had Immigration Trouble

As part of its A-Files of interest, the USCIS has released immigration documents pertaining to visits to the United States made by Beatles legend George...

/ August 18, 2017

Customer Story: Chand P

Chand was sponsored to come to the United States by his two American children. As he got older he realized he wanted to spend more...

/ August 18, 2017

Cortez Masto Promises to Continue Fight for DACA and Immigration Reform

LAS VEGAS, NV – Democratic Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto was the keynote speaker for a celebration in Las Vegas celebrating the fifth anniversary of...

/ August 17, 2017

Program to Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Partially Terminated

NEW YORK – The Department of Homeland Security ends a program that gave minors fleeing violence in Central America an opportunity to come to the...

/ August 17, 2017