Urgent Time Sensitive News for Spouses and Children of Lawful Permanent Residents

For the first or perhaps the second time in the last 10 years, all priority dates for Family-based Category 2A will be current—for the month of August at least. Family-based category 2A includes spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 of Lawful Permanent Residents. This news is particularly relevant to spouses and children of LPRs who are living in the US legally in nonimmigrantAn...
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August 2013 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its August 2013 Visavisa allows the bearer to apply for entry to the U.S. in a certain classification (e.g. student (F), visitor (B), temporary worker (H)). A visa does not grant the bearer the right to enter the United States. The Department of State (DOS) is responsible for visa adjudication at U.S. Embassies and Consulates outside of the U.S. The...
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USCIS Redesigns Replacement Citizenship and Naturalization Certificates

U.S. CitizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected. and Immigration Services (USCIS) began issuing redesigned certificates for citizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to...
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Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

In United States v. Windsor, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as an unconstitutional violation of the Fifth Amendment. Section 3 of DOMA limited the definition of marriage to opposite-sex unions for couples seeking federal benefits.  As a result of the Court’s decision, U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents can now sponsorThere are...
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