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Rescission Of Adjustment Of Status

20 February 2020

Author: US green card lawyer Alena Shautsova Mr. X applied for his US citizenship after being a green card holder in the US for much longer than 5 years. His naturalization application was pending for a long time and finally, he was called for the interview. The interview went well, but the officer said she needed more time to issue a decision. At ...

US Citizenship: Automatic Citizenship For Children

18 February 2020

Author: NYC Immigration Citizenship Lawyer Alena Shautsova A person who was brought to the USA as a child may not know that he or she is already a citizen. Often, children do not worry about their immigration status and continue to renew their green cards up until the time they need to travel overseas or there is some sort of legal issue. At tim ...

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 ...

How To Get An E Visa In The US

14 January 2020

Author: Business visa lawyer Alena Shautsova An E Visa, commonly referred to as a business visa, can be obtained by 3 types of foreign nationals whose country has an appropriate treaty with the United States, specifically a treaty of commerce and navigation: Traders – people who engage in substantial international trade of goods, services or te ...

Changes To Adjustment Of Status Policies For TPS Holders

29 December 2019

Author: Green Card Lawyer Alena Shautsova The changes to the policy happened right before the start of the holiday season, December 20, 2019. Unfortunately for some, these changes are not gifts. Since the development of temporary protected status (TPS), and the ability to travel outside the country temporarily and return if you obtained a special ...

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 ...

Asylum Backlog, Decision Delays And Follow Up

28 October 2019

Author: New York Asylum attorney Alena Shautsova Asylum cases that were filed before January 2018 may be pending for a very, very long time: years. At times, a person appears for an interview, but the decision is taking much longer than the usual two weeks. If you need to submit additional evidence before your interview, in New York, new materi ...

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 ...

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