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Albany Hospital Sued by Nurses Union for Threatening Penalties Against Immigrant Recruits
Courts Block New Public Charge Rule

By Reuben Seguritan On October 11, 2019, the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of Washington and Northern District of California temporarily stopped the implementation and enforcement of the Final Rule of the US Department of Homeland Security entitled “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds”. This is known as Read the full article…

Renew Green Card or File for Citizenship

By Reuben S. Seguritan When an alien obtains his lawful permanent residence (LPR) status, he is closer to becoming a US citizen. Generally, the LPR must meet certain requirements in order to file his N-400 Application for Naturalization. These requirements are: he must be a lawful permanent resident (have a green card); demonstrate continuous permanent Read the full article…

Medicare Eligibility for New Immigrants

By Reuben Seguritan Medicare is a US federal government insurance system primarily for people who are 65 years old or older. Medicare has several parts. Part A covers hospitalizations, surgeries, etc. Part B covers outpatient benefits, for example doctor’s office visits, laboratory tests and X-ray procedures. Part D covers prescription drugs and other such items. Read the full article…

Certain Out of Status Aliens May Apply for Adjustment

By Reuben Seguritan The Trump administration has been implementing the immigration laws and rules strictly. Hence, if a person is unlawfully in the United States, he may be deported, unless there is a legal ground for him to remain in the US. Furthermore, if a person is unlawfully in the United States, he generally cannot Read the full article…

New Public Charge Rule Could Limit Immigration

By Reuben Seguritan   The Department of Homeland Security published on August 14, 2019 a final rule changing the standard to be used in determining whether a person who seeks to be admitted or to adjust status is likely to become a public charge and therefore inadmissible to the US. A public charge is an Read the full article…

Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration
U Nonimmigrant Visa for Victims of Crimes

By Reuben Seguritan   The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has just released a law enforcement resource guide to assist law enforcement in issuing certifications to help victims of crimes obtain a U visa.   The U nonimmigrant visa (U visa) is granted to victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or Read the full article…

Revocation of Approved Visa Petitions

By Reuben Seguritan   A US citizen or US permanent resident may file an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative to bring their relatives to the United States. These are known as family-based petitions. A US company or employer or agent of the employer may file an I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker to bring an Read the full article…

Closing of USCIS International Offices Could Create Backlog

By Reuben Seguritan     U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will close all of its international field offices by March 10, 2020. It has not given a definite timeline as to which offices will close on which date. But it has closed the UCSIC Ciudad Juarez Field Office in Mexico last June 30 and Read the full article…


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