The good news: Need to replace a lost, damaged or expired permanent resident card (“green card”)? It can now be done on a mobile phone. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has an app which can be downloaded after creating an online account at https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov But be careful: Replacing a green card, like any… Read More »
An immigrant that has come into the United States and has been granted rights for working and living permanently in the U.S. becomes a permanent resident and receives what is referred to as a “green card.” Delays in the green card process, whether due to the applicant’s unfamiliarity with immigration law and procedures, or the immigration bureaucracy moving… Read More »
Immigration extreme hardship waivers for non-citizens can be very tricky. The government’s decisions vary. On October 7th USCIS drafted guidance on the I-601 Extreme Hardship Waiver. The American Immigration Lawyer’s Association has a video about this. What does this mean for people seeking the immigration extreme hardship waiver? USCIS likely may not have a final memo… Read More »
If you or a family member of yours are encountering possible removal from the United States, you will most definitely want to hire a deportation defense lawyer. Although you might feel that if the judge is told a compassionate story they will allow you or your family member to stay in the United States, this… Read More »
U.S. green cards (identity cards), which lawful permanent residents were granted with have a date printed on front for expiration. These have ten years before expiration at which it is expected for you to do a green card renewal. Doing so, involves a process of handing in, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card Form I-90,… Read More »
Is there a greater terrorist threat along the Canadian border than from the border we share with Mexico? Some analysts think so, as reported in The Texas Standard. The U.S. may underestimate the terrorist threat along the lesser-patrolled Canadian border, which has 6,000 agents assigned. By contrast, there are 18,000 patrol agents for the Mexican border, even… Read More »
A Houston program provides upward mobility, political empowerment and educational opportunity for poor citizens and immigrants. The New York Times Op Ed says “It’s a strategy that can — and should — be implemented nationwide.”
The U.S.D.O.S. reported a tech glitch that has temporarily halted their ability to issue visas and U.S. passports. Read about it here. They’ll keep us updated.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a revised Anti-Discrimination Policy Statement to include prohibition against gender-identity discrimination, included now within forbidden discrimination based upon sex. The agency already prohibited discrimination on account of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, whistleblower or EEO activity retaliation, and… Read More »
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