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Shorter Visa Wait for Nurses and Doctors Proposed

By Reuben Seguritan The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the United States greatly. There are over 1.4 million confirmed cases, with close to 85,000 deaths. More cases are expected in the coming weeks when many states will lift lockdown orders and allow their residents to go back to work and allow businesses to begin again. There Read the full article…

Trump Suspends Entry of Immigrants

By Reuben Seguritan Effective on April 23, 2020, President Trump suspended for 60 days the entry of any person seeking to enter as immigrant. The executive proclamation stated that the suspension was necessary because the immigrants presented a risk to the US during the economic recovery following the 2019 novel Coronavirus outbreak. The proclamation further Read the full article…

Inside Trump’s proposal to suspend legal immigration amid the coronavirus crisis
As coronavirus crushes jobs, Trump will sign order banning some immigrants
Impact of Covid-19 on Immigration Cases and Petitions

By Reuben Seguritan As of March 18, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suspended all operations to help slow the spread of Covid-19. USCIS announced that they are closed until May 3, 2020. All appointments for biometrics, interviews and naturalization oath takings were cancelled. These appointments will be rescheduled once the government Read the full article…

Adjustment of Status while in Removal Proceedings

By Reuben Seguritan An applicant may file for an adjustment of status (I-485 application) while he is in removal proceedings. Removal proceedings is the procedure of the government to remove aliens who are illegally in the United States or who are otherwise inadmissible to the US. However, since the applicant is already in removal proceedings, Read the full article…

New Public Charge Rule Creates Uncertainty and Fear

By Reuben Seguritan Beginning on February 24, 2020, the USCIS and the US Department of State (DOS) began implementing the new Public Charge rule to all immigrant visa applicants abroad, applicants adjusting to permanent status who are in the US and all nonimmigrant visa applicants who are seeking to extend their nonimmigrant stay in the Read the full article…

Court allows Trump to withhold funds from ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions
Justice Dept. Establishes Office to Denaturalize Immigrants
Provisional Waiver for Same Sex Couples

By Reuben Seguritan Individuals who are not eligible to adjust their status have to depart the US to process their immigrant visa at a US embassy or consulate abroad. The problem is if they leave, they will be subject to a 3 year or 10 year bar from reentering the US because of their unlawful Read the full article…


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