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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…

Top immigration official says ICE is ready to deport 1 million undocumented immigrants
Entering the U.S. Under a Different Name

By Reuben S. Seguritan     If an alien enters the United States by using someone else’s name, this is considered as fraud or willful misrepresentation of a material fact and is a ground of inadmissibility. This act will prevent the alien from obtaining lawful permanent residence or a green card.   However, the alien Read the full article…

Trump vows mass immigration arrests, removals of millions of illegal aliens starting next week
U.S. immigration agency to transfer citizenship paperwork from busy offices, hoping to reduce wait times
Petitioning an Illegitimate Child

By Reuben Seguritan   One of the ways of immigrating to the United States is through a family petition. This is done by a US citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) by filing a Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative for his spouse or child with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In Read the full article…

US citizenship, immigration services to close Manila office

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