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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 ...

RFE, NOID And NOIR: Can You Still Win Your Case?

06 March 2019

Author: US Green Card Attorney Alena Shautsova Every applicant for Immigration benefits is probably aware of certain notices USCIS may send such as request for more evidence (RFE), notice of intent to deny (NOID) and notice of intent to revoke (NOIR). As it turns out, it is not so bad if you receive such notices, because according to the recent ...

214(b) Visa Refusal: Can Legal Net Help?

05 February 2019

Author: US Visa Attorney Alena Shautsova 214(b) denial of the US visa application is one of the most common reasons why a person cannot enter the US. This denial may be caused because a consul determined that a person has an immigrant intent while applied for a non-immigrant visa, or because the person failed to meet requirements for a visa:   a ...

Tips For Dealing With The NVC

05 February 2019

Author: US Immigrant Visa Attorney Alena Shautsova National Visa Center is a “middle man” between the applicant/petitioner and the consulate when one is applying for immigrant and certain non-immigrant visas. You will need to deal with the NVC prior to appearing for a visa interview and here, knowing certain its practices will help tremendously. ...

New Policy Changes For Citizenship English Requirements Waiver

21 December 2018

Author: US Citizenship Attorney Alena Shautsova One of the requirements for naturalization is for the person to be able to read, write and speak English. In some cases, however, the US government may waive this retirement if a person can establish that he/she has a certain disability that prevents him or her to learn English. In such a case, a p ...

Do Not Leave USA If I 131 Advance Parole Is Pending!

20 December 2018

Author: NY Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova Form I 131 can be used for a variety of applications connected with travel: A refugee travel document, parole in place, a reentry permit, etc. Often, persons who have a pending adjustment of status in the US, for example, would apply for permission to travel abroad while the application is pending. F ...

Waiver For Travel Ban 3.0

06 December 2018

Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova In June of 2018, the US Supreme court allowed Trump’s Travel Ban 3.0 to be implemented. According to this Ban, nationals of certain countries cannot receive a visa or enter the US without a waiver. The country affected by the Ban are Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. Accordin ...

New Proposed H1B Regulations

06 December 2018

Author: New York Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova President Trump ordered Immigration authorities to make changes to the employment Immigration law, and the changes are coming. The administration posted a copy of the proposed H1B rules that would change the landscape of the H1B immigration. Specifically, the new rules would require all emp ...

Immigration Changes: How US Midterm Elections Can Affect Your Status

08 November 2018

Author: US Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova 2018 midterm elections are over: Republicans won the Senate, and Democrats the House. It means that now, more than ever, the Congress will be divided, and any law will be even harder to pass. The Senate has some important powers that would limit all House’s initiatives to challenge the current pow ...

Marriage Fraud And 237(a)(1)(H) Waiver

20 October 2018

Author: New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova False statements during the immigration process generally make a person inadmissible and deportable but eligible for a waiver. However, some particular statements come with even worse consequences: permanent bar from the US and disqualifier for any immigration benefits. For example, claims to US ...

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