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Administrative Processing After Visa Interview

By Reuben Seguritan August 8, 2018   After a person is interviewed at a US Consular office, he will be informed if his application is approved, denied or under administrative processing. The administrative processing of applications is a necessary procedure that helps the US government determine who may or may not be issued a visa. Read the full article…

Denaturalization Task Force Created

By Reuben Seguritan   July 25, 2018   The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it is creating a new office that will investigate cases of naturalized citizens who may be denaturalized or their US citizenships revoked because of offenses or violations they committed or failed to disclose during the application Read the full article…

6 states and NYC sue US over immigration-related policy
New Policy Increases Risks of Deportation

By Reuben Seguritan   July 11, 2018   A new USCIS policy that was published on July 5, 2018 requires the issuance of a deportation notice or Notice to Appear (NTA) to those who are not lawfully present in the US after their applications or petitions are denied.   Also included in the policy are Read the full article…

NTA with no time or place does not stop Cancellation of Removal

By: Reuben Seguritan   June 27, 2018   A recent US Supreme Court decision on cancellation of removal could benefit thousands of nonpermanent residents who are currently under deportation proceedings or who have been ordered removed, or who have already been deported.   Cancellation of removal is a relief available to nonpermanent residents who are Read the full article…

Conversion of Family-Based Petitions and Retention of Priority Dates

By: Reuben Seguritan   June 13, 2018   Filing family-based petitions for relatives is the way to reunite family members and bring them to the United States. However, due to the decades-long wait for the visa numbers to be available, some life changes might have occurred which could affect the family-based petition.   Some family-based Read the full article…

Closed Deportation Cases to be Reopened

By: Reuben S. Seguritan   May 30, 2018   In May 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered that deportation cases previously closed should be reopened. This is in line with the Trump administration’s policy of deporting all illegal immigrants, regardless of whether they pose a threat to the public safety or whether they have ties Read the full article…

Children Born Outside of the US May be US Citizens at Birth

By Reuben Seguritan   May 16, 2018   When a child is born in the United States, he or she is a United States citizen at birth. If a child is born outside the United States, the child may also be a US citizen at birth, so long as at least one parent is a Read the full article…

Green Card Revocable Even During I-751 Process

By Reuben Seguritan   May 2, 2018   When a foreign national obtains a green card through marriage to a US citizen, this green card is conditional until the second anniversary of the marriage. Within 90 days before the second anniversary of the marriage, the US citizen and the foreign national spouse should jointly file Read the full article…

A Marriage Used to Prevent Deportation. Not Anymore.