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Who Is Affected By Trump’s Immigration Proclamation 2020

29 June 2020

Author: USA Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova NYC Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova provided a summary of Trump’s recent Immigration proclamations. On June 22, 2020, President Trump signed a new Immigration proclamation that effectively foreclosed most of the legal immigration into the United States. This was the second proclamation related t ...

212(h) Immigration Waiver For Criminal Conviction

10 June 2020

Author: NYC immigration lawyer ALENA SHAUTSOVA NYC immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps non-citizens to obtain a waiver of inadmissibility in connection with criminal convictions that are affecting one’s application for adjustment of status or United States visa. Almost all criminal convictions, and at times, even arrests will complicate a pe ...

Trump’s Executive Order Banning US Immigration For 60 Days

23 April 2020

Author: NYC Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova On April 22, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration into the United States for 60 days starting April 23, 2020, at 12 pm. The following classes of immigrants will be affected: Persons who are not in possession of a valid immigrant visa; Persons who are outside ...

Tips On How To Not To Lose Your Immigration Status At The Time Of Covid-19

10 April 2020

Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova COVID-19 definitely altered our lives and plans. Now, here I give you help and practical tips that will save you time, money and potentially our Immigration US status. 1. What to Do if You Need to File I 751 or Other Petition to Remove Conditions On A Green Card and Stuck Overseas Due to Coronav ...

USCIS Sends Hidden Messages To VAWA Applicants Who Know Where To Look!

17 March 2020

Author: VAWA Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova Recently, USCIS adopted a practice to issue C(31) EAD for VAWA cases. The EAD is being mailed to you without any explanation. There are no other notices, until some months later a person receives a notice of deferred action approval. The employment authorization category under the c(31) is reserve ...

How To Avoid Rejections Of Submission By USCIS

13 March 2020

Author: Alena Shautsova USCIS continues to update its policy manual to reflect the latest changes in how it is processing various requests for US Immigration benefits. When a person submits his or her package to USCIS, at times it gets rejected. Why would USCIS reject a submission? What would be a filing date when a person corrects the mistakes ...

New Travel Ban: Questions And Answers

03 February 2020

Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova On January 31, 2020, President Trump expanded travel ban by adding six new countries to the list of countries nationals of which cannot come to the U.S. without waivers. This new ban, unlike the previous ones, concerns Immigrant visas only. Which countries are included in the new travel ban 2020 ...

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 ...

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