What You Need to Know if You Plan to Use the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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ATLANTA, Georgia. The EB-5 immigrant investor program offers entrepreneurs the ability to obtain green cards for themselves, their spouses, and their children if they make a substantial investment in the U.S. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, individuals can qualify for the immigrant investor program if they invest in U.S.-based commercial projects or businesses, or establish a business that …

H1B Visa Applicants Face More Paperwork Than Ever

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The paperwork required to receive an H1B visa has increased dramatically under the Trump administration, in its effort to build the invisible wall to reduce legal immigration to the United States. As part of the administration’s promise to crack down on ALL types of immigration, the Trump administration has increased the bureaucracy H1B applicants and employment visa applicants face. What …

Getting Documentation Right for Marriage-Based Green Cards More Important than Ever

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The Trump administration has implemented many policy changes that may have led to increased delays in green card applications.  Many marriage green card clients are waiting longer periods before they get their first interview, and average processing times now exceed a year in virtually every part of the United States. This is adding a great deal of stress to an …

How Will the Trump Administration Screen Green Card Applicants for Using Welfare Benefits?

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ATLANTA, Georgia. There are many barriers individuals and families face when seeking family-based green cards for their loved ones. Recently, immigrants have become aware of one more. According to USA Today, the Trump administration is looking more closely at whether immigrants can support themselves. Under federal laws, immigrants applying for green cards must be able to show that they can …

Immigration News and Updates for October 2018

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USCIS has proposed an aggressive “Public Charge” regulation that is NOT in effect (despite fears to the contrary). But, has also put into effect its new “deportation” policy, at least to a limited extent, and thankfully not applying it to employment based cases (for now) There is also lots of updated immigration news below Enjoy! Tambien, puede leer estas noticias …

Immigration News and Updates for Mid-September 2018

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The USCIS has gone live with its new policy to deny applications and petitions without requests for evidence, but has delayed its new policy to automatically issues Notices to Appear in Deportation Court if denied. There is also lots of updated immigration news below Enjoy! Tambien, puede leer estas noticias en Espanol! Upcoming Events We regularly speak at community events, …

USCIS Announces Fee Hike for Premium Processing Fee for Forms I-129 and I-140

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On August 31, 2018, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it was adjusting the premium processing fee for both Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers. The premium processing fee is currently $1,225. On October 1, 2018, this fee will increase to $1,410. This is a 14.92 percent increase from the current fee.

Current Events in Immigration Law: Judge Orders Return of Two Asylum-Seekers to U.S. and Threatens to Hold Attorney General Sessions in Contempt of Court

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U.S. immigration law and policy is notoriously complicated and is characterized by frequent changes. Since President Trump took office in January 2017, there’s been an emphatic uptick in changes to immigration law and policy. It seems that every week brings another, if not several, changing developments to the U.S. immigration law landscape. At the immigration law firm of Kuck | …

Immigration News and Updates for August 2018

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USCIS has put on hold one of its new policy memos pertaining to placing immigrants in deportation proceedings, if, after their case is denied, they have no lawful status. Why? Read below and find out! There is also lots of updated immigration news below Enjoy! Tambien, puede leer estas noticias en Espanol! Upcoming Events We regularly speak at community events, …

9 Questions To Ask Before You Hire an Immigration Attorney

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Given the current administration’s tightening and unrelenting enforcement of an already wildly complicated immigration system, it is essential to have excellent legal help on your side to successfully navigate the process toward finding immigration relief, permanent residence, and ultimately citizenship in the United States.  The question becomes, HOW do you find a great immigration lawyer to resolve my immigration problem?  …