The Biden Administration Needs to Change Course on Green Cards Before It’s Too Late

The Biden Administration Needs to Change Course on Green Cards Before It’s Too Late

Washington DC, USA – February 10 2021: President Joe Biden delivers remarks to Department of Defense personnel, with Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III. (Shutterstock) By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact The Biden administration failed to issue many of the immigrant visas—more commonly known as green cards—that were allotted last […]

A New Win for Immigrants as USCIS Agrees to Restore Path to Permanent Residency for TPS Beneficiaries

A New Win for Immigrants as USCIS Agrees to Restore Path to Permanent Residency for TPS Beneficiaries

Washington, DC – October 23, 2017: Immigration reform protesters demonstrate outside the White House calling for no further deportations and a means to gain legal residency and a path to citizenship. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke In December 2019, Trump’s administration decided to slightly modify an immigration condition which they described as a ‘mere clarification ‘that […]

U.S. Adopts Rules Easing Path to Green Cards for Abused, Neglected Minors

U.S. Adopts Rules Easing Path to Green Cards for Abused, Neglected Minors

By Daniel Wiessner, Reuters March 7 (Reuters) – U.S. immigration authorities released new policies on Monday that will make it easier for immigrant minors who are victims of parental abuse and neglect to qualify for green cards, finalizing changes first proposed more than a decade ago. The rules from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) […]

Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants

Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants

There are an exceptionally high number of employment-based visas available this fiscal year (October 2021 through September 2022). In partnership with the U.S. Department of State, we are committed to attempting to use all these visa numbers. There are many more visas available in the first (priority workers) and second (workers with advanced degrees or […]

Clarke, Meng, Torres, Issue Joint Statement Urging Secretary Antony Blinken to Amend the Diversity Visa Program

Clarke, Meng, Torres, Issue Joint Statement Urging Secretary Antony Blinken to Amend the Diversity Visa Program

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) joined by Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06), Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15), and 46 of their colleagues, sent a letter to Secretary Antony Blinken urging him to either rescind or amend the Diversity Visa Program and remove the unnecessary restrictions of the Passport Rule: “The Diversity Visa Program was […]

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Permanent Residency for Some Immigrants

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Permanent Residency for Some Immigrants

By Andrew Chung, Reuters The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to let immigrants who have been allowed to stay in the United States on humanitarian grounds apply to become permanent residents if they entered the country illegally, siding with President Joe Biden’s administration. The justices, acting in an appeal by a married couple from […]

Biden’s 2021 Amnesty Pointers

Biden’s 2021 Amnesty Pointers

President Biden sent a bill to Congress on day one to restore humanity and American values to our immigration system. There are certain things that every immigrant should do before applying for any immigration benefit, whether it be a green card or U.S. citizenship or other temporary status. While this is only a proposal and […]

USCIS to Replace Sticker That Extends Validity of Green Cards

USCIS to Replace Sticker That Extends Validity of Green Cards

Starting in January, we will replace the sticker that is currently issued to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to extend the validity of their Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card (PRC or “Green Card”), with a revised Form I-797, Notice of Action. LPRs file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, when their Green Cards expire […]

USCIS’ Changes to ‘Affidavit of Support’ Make It Harder for Americans to Sponsor Immigrant Family Members

USCIS’ Changes to ‘Affidavit of Support’ Make It Harder for Americans to Sponsor Immigrant Family Members

By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a rule that would make it much more difficult for U.S. citizens and legal immigrants—especially those experiencing financial hardship—to sponsor family members for green cards. If the rule goes into effect, the process of family-based immigration will become even more cumbersome and restrictive. […]