F2A Category for Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents Retrogresses

In our last newsletter, we reported that the Family-based Category 2A will be current for the months of August and September 2013. This allowed thousands of Lawful Permanent Residents to file applications for residency for their spouses and children under the age of 21. Unfortunately, due to the high demand, as of October 1st, 2013, the F2A category will regress slightly and have a cutoff date of...
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New Process for Verifying Identity at USCIS Interviews

As of September 9, 2013, United 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 using a new verification tool called “Customer Identity Verification” (CIV) at its local field offices.  The new program...
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Only 1% of DACA Cases Denied a Year After Program Inception

One year after the inception of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, The Brookings Institute has assembled data to analyze whether the program is benefitting eligible applicants to provide limited-term protection from deportationThe formal removalThe expulsion of an alien from the United States. This expulsion may be based on grounds of inadmissibility or deportability. of...
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DOS Releases October 2013 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its October 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 Approves 10,000 U Visas

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) has approved the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrantAn alien who seeks temporary entry to the United States for a specific purpose. The alien...
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