USCIS Brings Back Family Reunification Programs for Haitians and Filipino Veterans

USCIS Brings Back Family Reunification Programs for Haitians and Filipino Veterans

By Melissa Cruz, Immigration Impact Two parole programs that were terminated under the Trump administration are getting a second life under President Biden. The Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) program and The Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) program aim to reunite eligible U.S. citizens and residents with certain family members who live abroad and who are waiting […]

Immigrant Grassroots Groups to Vice President Harris: Ignore Parliamentarian and Pass a Path to Citizenship

Immigrant Grassroots Groups to Vice President Harris: Ignore Parliamentarian and Pass a Path to Citizenship

US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about the Biden administration’s decision to release $39 billion from the American Rescue Plan. – Washington, DC – April 15, 2021 (Shutterstock) New York, NY: On October 5, 2021, grassroots groups delivered a letter to Vice President Harris urging her to use her authority as President of the Senate […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical Examinations

COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical Examinations

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. We are updating our policy guidance in accordance with […]

USCIS Extends Evidence of Status for Conditional Permanent Residents to 24 Months

USCIS Extends Evidence of Status for Conditional Permanent Residents to 24 Months

Starting Sept. 4, 2021, USCIS is extending the time that receipt notices can be used to show evidence of status from 18 months to 24 months for petitioners who properly file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, or Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status. We are making the change […]

Report: Pathway to Citizenship for 10 Million Would Boost GDP by $1.7 Trillion

Report: Pathway to Citizenship for 10 Million Would Boost GDP by $1.7 Trillion

“Free them all” – A call to action to denounce mass deportations, family separation and child incarceration along with Palestinians. – Brooklyn, NY USA July 4th, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Rafael Bernal, The Hill Granting a pathway to citizenship to all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. would boost the nation’s economy by $1.7 trillion over the […]

Democrats, Led by Cortez Masto, Seek Answers From Citizenship and Immigration Services on DACA Delays

Democrats, Led by Cortez Masto, Seek Answers From Citizenship and Immigration Services on DACA Delays

Catherine Cortez Masto Speaking and Pointing At Nevada State Democratic Convention. – Reno, NV – June 23, 2018 (Shutterstock) By Daniella Diaz, CNN (CNN)A group of Democratic senators, led by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, sent a letter to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services demanding an explanation on processing delays for applications related […]

Nine Years After DACA, Dreamers Still Wait for Path to Citizenship, Immigration Reforms

Nine Years After DACA, Dreamers Still Wait for Path to Citizenship, Immigration Reforms

Activists wearing a t-shirt reading “Undocumented and Unafraid” and “Latina Power” at a rally to protest president Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA Downtown Portland, OR, on September 5th, 2017 (Shutterstock) By Rocco Vertuccio, NY1 QUEENS — Protected from deportation under the DACA program, starting a career as an electrical engineer is one of the […]

Harris Calls for Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers on DACA Anniversary

Harris Calls for Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers on DACA Anniversary

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris holds a conversation about Northern Triangle countries of Central America and the migrants to the southern border, at the White House, Washington D.C.,22 April,2021. (Shutterstock) By Morgan Chalfant, The Hill Vice President Harris on Tuesday renewed a push for immigration reform, calling on Congress to create a pathway to citizenship […]