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Immigration Amnesty For Liberians And Parole In Place: Unexpected Gifts From NDAA 2020 Bill

22 December 2019

Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova President Trump is hard on Immigration issues: under his administration, we have all heard news of family separation, travel ban, and expansion of expedited removal. Yet, on December 20, 2019, he signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, a military spending bill, that contained one ...

Former Conditional Residents Will Be Able To Readjust Without The Court Proceedings

22 November 2019

Author: New York Immigration attorney Alena Shautsova When a person receives the status of a permanent resident before his or her marriage is more than 2 years old, or if a person is an investor, he or she usually will become a conditional resident, with the residency given for 2 years. That condition from the residency will have to be removed b ...

Trump’s Health Insurance Plan For Immigrant Visa Applicants

07 October 2019

Author: Alena Shautsova President Trump recently announced that starting November 3, 2019, all Immigrant visas for those who are not exempt from the public charge rule should be denied unless a person can demonstrate that he/she will have approved health insurance coverage in the US within 30 days of entry or can cover the medical expenses. To a ...

New Public Charge Rule

12 September 2019

Author: New York Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova Will you or our family member be regarded as a public charge under the new rules that come into effect on October 15, 2019? The answer is crucial: if it is a YES, it means you or your loved one may not be able to receive a green card (permanent residency) in the United States or even come to ...

Green Card Based On Marriage To The USC

23 July 2019

Author: Alena Shautsova One of the ways to obtain a US permanent residency without leaving the US is through marriage to a US citizen. However, not everyone will be eligible for this route. Here are the most common issues that arise when someone is marrying a US citizen: 1. BONA FIDE MARRIAGE The first requirement for adjustment would be to pr ...

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: How To Serve Your Parents

15 July 2019

Author: Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is a good option for children (under 18 or 21 depending on the state law) who were abandoned, neglected or abused by one or both parents and who now are seeking legal status in the US. The first step in obtaining the status would be to go through Family court proceedi ...

Summary Of Recent Immigration Law Changes

08 May 2019

Author: Alena Shautsova Immigration law is one of the fastest changing areas of practice. It is so because unlike in other law areas, the changes may come from the President, USCIS, Board of Immigration Appeals and courts in addition to ... law itself. Here are the key points of what happened within the past month: President Trump announces ...

BIA Motion To Reopen SUA SPONTE

08 May 2019

Author: Alena Shautsova If removal or deportation proceedings were lost, a person will have an order of deportation/removal against them. At times, a person would fail to appear in Immigration courts proceedings completely and will have an order of removal/deportation entered against them in absentia. But an order of removal does not mean that a ...

VAWA And 212(h) Waiver

20 March 2019

Author: New York Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova VAWA is relief available to certain batted spouses, parent and children, of USC or LPR. 212(h) waiver helps those applying for adjustment of status or an Immigrant visa to waive inadmissibility related to certain convictions, including, at times, aggravated felony convictions. 212(h) waiver i ...

Proposed Dream And Promise Act 2019

14 March 2019

Author: New York Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova With the new year comes new hopes: the House Democrats introduced a new Immigration Bill that potentially can help millions ...those who have TPS and Dreamers. The Bill, if passed, would allow TPS holders to file for a green card directly. Then, once a person spends five years in a green card ...

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