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I-601 And I-601A

I-601 And I-601A "Provisional" Hardship Waivers For Relatives With Unlawful Presence In The U.S.

This article originally appeared in our 2016 Newsletter Some families have heard that their relative is barred from the United States due to prior unlawful presence, and needs a waiver to obtain a family green card. The unlawful presence waiver is ne… Read More
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Can My U.S. Citizen Child…

Can My U.S. Citizen Child Help Me?

This article originally appeared in our 2016 Newsletter This is a common question, here are the scenarios where your U.S. citizen child might help you get a green card (permanent residency) if you are in the U.S. unlawfully. If you are outside the Un… Read More
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The New ICE Detention and…

The New ICE Detention and Removal/Deportation Priorities

The following is a summary of the new ICE memo issued on February 18, 2021, relating to ICE’s detention and deportation priorities under President Biden. These policies are effective immediately for the next 90 days, and can impact current cases al… Read More
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Citizenship Act of 2021

Citizenship Act of 2021

Democrats introduced legislation last week in the House and Senate, designed to update U.S. immigration laws. The legislation is backed by President Biden. It is not yet official law—it must be passed by both the House and Senate and signed by the… Read More
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Adjustment of Status: Wai…

Adjustment of Status: Waiting Inside the United States for your Green Card Interview

This article originally appeared in our 2016 Newsletter Getting your green card is a two-step process: Step One is an “Immigrant Visa” petition, which declares the category for your green card (usually Family or Employment–More information… Read More
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President Biden’s Immig…

President Biden’s Immigration Proposals: How they may affect you! (January 20, 2021)

Today we welcome President Biden and his speedy attention to immigration laws and reform. Below is a summary of his proposals that he issued today, courtesy of the American Immigration Council, and how they can affect you/your family: An eight-year p… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News
Trump Extends Ban on Cert…

Trump Extends Ban on Certain Green Cards/Visas (June 22, 2020 Proclamation)

By Susan E. Hill On June 22, 2020 President Trump extended his previous ban (April 22, 2020) and also added in certain temporary visas. The ban is effective immediately until December 31, 2020, for the following categories: Green cards Only applies t… Read More
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Avoid These Mistakes in Y…

Avoid These Mistakes in Your Supporting Evidence

By Alary E. Piibe All immigration cases must be supported by evidence. The evidence should be clear, relevant and consistent with your claim. Here are common mistakes to avoid with your evidence. Errors on officially issued government documents Immig… Read More
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Categories: Tips and Strategy
Proposed USCIS Filing Fee…

Proposed USCIS Filing Fee Increases—Apply Before They Go Into Effect!

by Hill & Piibe, June 12, 2020 In November 2019, USCIS published a lengthy notice in the Federal Register about its intention to raise filing fees. As of the writing of this blog, it has not yet finalized the fee increases, and there is no antici… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News
O Visas and EB-1 Green Ca…

O Visas and EB-1 Green Cards for Extraordinary Ability—You Might Qualify!

By Susan E. Hill We handle many O visas and green cards for Extraordinary Ability people, and quite often people don’t believe they qualify until they talk to us. “Extraordinary ability” is a generic category which covers most occupations and f… Read More
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