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?  …

Immigration News and Updates for July 2018

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The Trump administration has issued two new policies at USCIS that promise make life more difficult for business and family based immigrants. This means, more than ever, that you need experienced and properly training immigration experts on your side when filling for immigration benefits. There is also lots of updated immigration news below Enjoy! Tambien, puede leer estas noticias en …

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In His Own Words: A Kuck | Baxter Paralegal Shares His Personal Immigration Story

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The identity of the United States is firmly rooted in the idea that this country is a “nation of immigrants.” In fact, up until February 22, 2018, the mission statement for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services governmental agency (“USCIS”) described “America’s promise as a nation of immigrants.” While the wording of this mission statement has been changed, this country …

Five Options TPS Holders Have to Remain in the United States When TPS Ends.

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By:  Charles H. Kuck, Managing Partner, Kuck Baxter Immigration.  Now that we know TPS is ending for Hondurans and El Salvadorans, it is essential that correct information about options be available.  Be very careful before choosing your path forward, and make sure you are talking to experienced immigration lawyers who understand both TPS and all of immigration law. 

Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Trump Travel Ban

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On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld Trump’s controversial travel ban. The Supreme Court ruling in Trump v. Hawaii was divided 5-4 along partisan lines, with conservative justices in the majority and liberal justices in the dissenting minority. To read a copy of the entire opinion, click here.