Immigrant Visa Processing Delays

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most U.S. embassies and consulates are still not operating at full capacity. A significant backlog of Immigrant Visas has been created. Please Review the AILA Release below for more information! Consult with The Immigration Law Offices of...

Be Aware of Delays in Immigration Receipt Notices

While some people have received their receipts for Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status; Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers; and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (EAD), it is not unusual to have to...
Traveling for Permanent Residents during Pandemic Times

Traveling for Permanent Residents during Pandemic Times

During the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions can change quickly for both lawful permanent residents and others seeking to enter or return to the United States. Please see the document below for information about traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...
Form I-944 Public Charge Update: Declaration of Self-Sufficiency

Form I-944 Public Charge Update: Declaration of Self-Sufficiency

Important Facts You Need to Know Form I-944, or the Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, is a complex step recently introduced to the green card application process. The form, in short, requires additional information and documentation to be submitted along with a green...

DACA Stays in Place

From Huffpost today:  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, will remain in place, keeping nearly 650,000 undocumented young people safe from deportation, thanks to a ruling on Thursday by the Supreme Court. The court ruled that President Donald...
Understanding Liberian Refugee Immigration Provision

Understanding Liberian Refugee Immigration Provision

New policies in the U.S. immigration system have now made it possible for qualifying Liberian immigrants to apply for a green card and begin their path to permanent U.S. residency. As North Carolina’s premier immigration lawyers, we’re uniquely qualified to assist...
Public Charge Rule Challenged

Public Charge Rule Challenged

Public Charge Rule Challenge Recently there have been some new developments in the Public Charge Rule proposed by the Trump administration. In three separate states, federal judges have blocked the changes. The Public Charge Rule was set to take effect on October...
What You Need To Know About Public Charge Rule Changes

What You Need To Know About Public Charge Rule Changes

On August 14, 2019, DHS (Department of Homeland Security) finalized the new public charge rules which will become effective on October 15th of 2019.  The Trump administration, published the proposed new public charge rules on October 10th of 2018. The proposed rule...
H4 EAD News and Updates

H4 EAD News and Updates

H4 Visas are granted to immediate family members (spouses and underage children) that have obtained an H1B with status that was extended beyond 6 years under the AC21 Act. The H4 allows family members to become gainfully employed in the US while accompanying their H1...
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