Question: Hi Allan, Art and Charis urgently need their niece, Mina, to come to the US from the Philippines in order to help with the birth and care of twins being born this month. Charis is about to give birth. Currently, the US consulate in the Philippines has suspended visa services with the exception of […]
Afghans seeking safety in the U.S.
The U.S. State Department has provided options for those with approved Immigrant Visas (IV), those awaiting approval pending an IV interview, and those without petitions. Please note that this situation continues to change rapidly. Option 1: Repatriation Assistance Who is Eligible for Repatriation Assistance: Afghan IV Holders Pending Afghan IV Applicants, IF: Your petition has […]
LPR Green Card Holders Who Are Unable to Timely Return To US
US lawful permanent resident “green card” holders need to maintain primary residence in the US. Primary residence generally means being physically present inside the US more than half the time on a rolling annual basis. Problems in Maintaining US Residence Some LPRs are unable to return to the US on time. Others are on ex-pat […]
Biden Reinstates DACA Protocols
On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Memorandum entitled, “Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)” (“The Memo”). The Memo directs the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, to “take all actions he deems appropriate consistent with applicable law, to preserve and fortify DACA.” There are no […]
Update on Asylum Litigation
On July 16, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a joint rule in the Federal Register attempting to limit access to asylum for individuals who traveled through a third country on their way to the United States.
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