New Edition of Form I-589 And Changes to Supporting Documentation, Requirements and Filing

Filing new edition of the Form I-589 Applicants NO LONGER NEED to submit:

o a passport-style photo,
o multiple copies of the form,
o multiple copies of the supporting documentation.

Prosecutorial Discretion Request: Questions and Answers

Under U.S. immigration law, Prosecutorial Discretion (PD) refers to the power that U.S. immigration agencies (ICE, as well as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP)) to decide where to focus its resources and whether or how to enforce the law against an individual. In practice, PD allows DHS attorneys to decide which cases to focus on and how they want to proceed in individual cases, such as agreeing to remove a case from the immigration court docket through dismissal or administrative closure, or agreeing to stipulations on issues such as relief, bond, or continuances. PD is authority, exercised by the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, on a case-by-case basis, and does not create a right or entitlement for any noncitizen.

USCIS set to increase the Filing Fees from October 2, 2020

On August 3, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finalized changes to the fees U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) charges for various immigration applications. In sum, DHS is increasing fees drastically, adding a new $50 fee for asylum applications, limiting fee waivers, slightly discounting fees for forms currently available for online filing, and charging separate fees for Forms I-765 and I-131 when filed with a pending or concurrently filed Form I-485. These changes are effective October 2, 2020—thus, any application, petition, or request postmarked on this date or later must include payment of the fees established by DHS’s final fee rule. Note that litigation may impact the effective […]

Trump Administration Expands Ban on Legal Immigration and Restricts Employment Authorization for Asylum Seekers

President Trump issued a proclamation continuing Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020, and suspending and limiting the entry of any individual seeking entry pursuant to any of the following nonimmigrant visas: (a) an H-1B or H-2B visa, and any individual accompanying or following to join such individual; (b) a J visa, to the extent the individual is participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program, and any individual accompanying or following to join such individual; and (c) an L visa, and any individual accompanying or following to join such individual. The proclamation shall apply only to any individual who: (i) is outside the […]

Trump signs another executive order banning immigration into the U.S. for 60 days with Exceptions

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Trump signed a proclamation that becomes effective on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET), and suspends the entry of any individual seeking to enter the U.S. as an immigrant who: ● Is outside the United States on the effective date of the proclamation; ● Does not have a valid immigrant visa on the effective date; and ● Does not have a valid official travel document (such as a transportation letter, boarding foil, or advance parole document) on the effective date, or issued on any date thereafter that permits travel to the United States to seek entry or admission. The following categories are exempted from the proclamation: 1. Lawful […]

Follow my analysis of the new rule amending B-2 Non-immigrant Visa Application requirements in efforts to deter to “Birth Tourism”

One of the best opportunity to understand the analysis of the new rule amending B-2 non-immigrant Visa application requirements from Immigration Attorney in Houston Claudine Gasana. What is Birth Tourism? Birth tourism is the process of travelling to another country for giving birth in that country. When a baby is born in a country like United States even if the mother is of different nationality, the baby will be the country’s citizen according to the constitution. The podcast explains all the details in the native language Swahili, all about birth tourism and how it can impact B-2 visa petitioners. So here B-2 visa attorney Claudine discusses the new rules that […]