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Should You Hire an Immigration Consultant, Notario, or Lawyer?

Should You Hire an Immigration Consultant, Notario or Lawyer? The difference between an immigration consultant, notario, and immigration lawyer all sound similar but are very different. It is important to understand what each type of professional does before making your choice as there could be long-term consequences depending on which one you choose! Immigration law …

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Attorney Consultation Tips

Booking a consultation can be exciting, intimidating, and seem uncertain for what to expect. By following these recommendations, you will no doubt be ready to confidently book a consultation and figure out if you’ve found the right attorney to handle your case.

New USCIS Policy Alert: Employment Authorization for Victims of Crimes with Pending U-Visa Petitions

USCIS will now let people with a pending U visa petition work while they are here. People can get an EAD (employment authorization document) card if they live in the US and have a pending U visa petition. This is called the Bona Fide Determination Employment Authorization (BFD EAD) process. You can read the policy update here…

Biden Immigration: Green Cards for DACA and Closing the Border

With a focus on immigration reform, this week the U.S. House of Representatives passed a set of immigration bills that will allow DACA holders a path to citizenship. Prior to this, DACA was a way to defer deportation or removal from the United States, but it didn’t solve the problem of gaining status. President Biden …

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US Citizenship Test to Go Back to The Way it Was: Biden Administration Rolls Back Test Changes

◾️Some applicants will be able to choose if they take the 2008 version or the 2020 version if their interviews fall before April 19, 2021 ◾️Applicants who file after March 1, 2021 will be scheduled to take the original 2008 version of the exam (with 100 questions) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on …

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Let’s Talk About Immigration: President Biden’s Immigration Policies and Changes

President Biden Makes Immigration Changes On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, Biden signed several executive orders and directives on immigration. Some people believe the orders are meant to reverse Trump’s immigration policies. However, these orders primarily call for a review, rather than ending Trump policies—although the Biden’s administration had said it would get rid of these …

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DACA Prevails-Judge Finds that Chad Wolf’s Appointment was Invalid

A federal judge in New York has ruled that acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf assumed his position unlawfully. The decision invalidated Wolf’s suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the Trump administration wrongly tried to shut down protections under the Obama-era legislation known as …

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