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Tag: Permanent_Resident

  • New EB-5 Rule Nearly Doubles Minimum Investment

    USCIS has recently published a final regulation changing the EB-5 Program that awards permanent resident status to certain investors who create at least ten new jobs for U.S. workers. This new EB-5 rule will be effective for I-526 filings arriving at USCIS on or after November 21, 2019. The new EB-5 investments must be at least $900,000...

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  • Presidential Proclamation to Block Entry for Uninsured Immigrants

    On October 4, 2019, President Trump issued a proclamation that will require legal immigrants to gain approved health insurance coverage within 30 days of their entry to the U.S, unless they can prove that they are in a financial position that allows them to cover their own foreseeable medical expenses...

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  • Featured Clients of the Month: Ted & Austhin

    Congratulations to our clients, Ted and Austhin, who recently completed the marriage-based green card process and were successfully approved! Ted is a U.S. citizen and Austhin is a citizen of Indonesia. Austhin recently received her ten-year green card with the help of our firm after filing an approved Form I-130 and attending an immigrant visa […]

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  • What is Direct Consulate Filing?

    Direct Consulate Filing (DCF) is an expedited process through which a United States citizen living overseas can petition the government for an immigrant visa for his or her immediate relatives. DCF requires that, instead of sending an I-130 petition back to the United States, the citizen sends it to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in […]

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  • A Proposed Solution to the Green Card Backlog

    A new bill has just been introduced in both houses of the United States Congress that would make a dramatic change to the current immigration system by scrapping the per-country limit on green cards. Bill HR 1044, also known as the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, proposes that green cards be issued by category and […]

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  • USCIS Implementing Signature Confirmation Delivery Service for Important Documents

    Beginning April 30, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began phasing in use of the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery service. The USPS service is now used to mail Green Cards and other secure immigration documents. It is important to note, however, that the first phase of this new delivery method […]

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  • The “One-in-Three” Rule

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a policy memorandum (PM-602-0158) providing guidance on the EB-1C immigrant visa category, specifically the “one-in-three” rule. Just for some background, the EB-1C category enables multinational managers and executives who have been employed outside the U.S. for at least one year to immigrate to the U.S. to continue […]

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  • Maintaining Green Card Status

    Once an individual is granted lawful permanent residence, that person maintains their status indefinitely. A green card holder is permitted to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis, but there are several ways that you can lose your status. Unlike a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident can be removed from […]

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  • Can a U.S. Green Card be Revoked?

    Generally, a Green Card allows the holder to live and work in the U.S. on a permanent basis, but your rights as a lawful permanent resident are not absolute. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets forth various grounds upon which a non-citizen may be deported. Keep in mind, however, an individual’s status as a […]

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  • U.S. Green Card Applicants Must Choose Consular Processing or Adjustment of Status

    Obtaining a U.S. Green Card is a two-step process. The first step is filing either an I-130 or I-140 petition. The Form I-130 is designated for family members who are filing on behalf of their foreign national relative, while the I-140 is reserved for employers sponsoring a foreign national employee. The second step of the […]

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