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Blog Posts in October, 2019

  • Who Can I Sponsor for a Family-Based Visa?

    United States citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) may sponsor certain relatives who live abroad for a family-based visa. This temporary visa provides the first step for many immigrants seeking full U.S. citizenship down the line. Learn which relatives you may sponsor for a family-based visa and how to do so. Types of Family-Based Visas U.S. immigration law separates family-based visas ...
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  • Featured Issue: Public Charge Changes at USCIS, DOJ, and DOS

    On October 11, 2019, the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York enjoined and restrained the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and USCIS from “enforcing, applying, or treating as effective” the DHS Public Charge Final Rule. In addition, the court specifically enjoined the government from implementing the use of any new or updated forms whose submission would be required under ...
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  • USCIS Will Only Accept New Editions of Forms I-485, I-129, I-539, I-864, I-864EZ, and I-944 if Postmarked on or After October 15, 2019

    October 9, 2019 USCIS published the new editions of Forms I-485 , I-129 , I-539/I-539A , I-864 , I-864EZ , and I-944 . USCIS updated its website to state: USCIS will accept the current edition of this form if it is postmarked on or before Oct. 14 . USCIS will not accept it if it is postmarked on or after Oct. 15, 2019 . A dated receipt from the courier service used (such as UPS, FedEx, or DHL) is ...
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  • Family-Based Visas 101

    Family-based visas are many immigrants’ first step on their path to full United States citizenship. Current U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) may sponsor certain relatives to receive a green card or a family-based visa based on their family relationship. Learn more about family-based immigration and how to sponsor a relative who lives abroad for a green card or a family-based ...
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