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USCIS announced that TPS for Syrians will be extended

USCIS announced that Syrians who have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be eligible to re-register for TPS for another 18 months.  However, USCIS has not yet issued rules for how to re-register.  So, please do not file any forms or send any mon…
Categories: Immigration News

Am I eligible for a provisional waiver under the new August 29, 2016 rule?

Maybe.  In 2013, USCIS began to adjudicate provisional waiver applications before the immigrant traveled to his or her home country.  If USCIS grants a provisional waiver, the immigrant then leaves the United States and goes to an interview at the…

Can I get my Green Card without leaving the U.S.?

We are asked this question several times a week.  The answer, like so many in immigration law, is “it depends.”  Generally, people seeking lawful permanent residence (a “green card”) must be interviewed at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy.  How…

Deferred action for parents of U.S. citizens is not effective

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced new programs for undocumented people who have been living in the United States since 2010.  One program would allow parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents to obtain Deferred Action for…
Categories: Immigration News

Can the Waiver Rule Change Proposed by USCIS Help Your Family?

In 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a “Notice of Intent” to change the regulations so that it would be easier for foreigners who are spouses, parents and children of U.S. citizens to obtain lawful permanent reside…
Categories: Immigration News