H-1B: What You Need to Know About Requests for Evidence

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ATLANTA, Georgia. Reports indicate that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are making more Requests for Evidence for H-1B applicants and that it is possible that more H-1B applications are being denied. While the Request for Evidence doesn’t necessarily mean that your application will be denied, applicants must take these requests seriously and provide documentation before the deadline. If you fail …

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 …

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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 …

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.

70% of People Detained in Recent ICE Raids Were “Non-Targets”

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At the end of July, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 650 people during a four-day operation that targeted individuals who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border as unaccompanied alien children (UACs) and family units. According to a recent report from TIME, only 193 of the 650 people detained in this second iteration of Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve were the actual targets …

Why DACA Students Must Be Able To Pay In-State Tuition in Georgia

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Earlier today, June 15, 2017,  I presented arguments on behalf of DACA recipients in Georgia the Georgia Court of Appeals, seeking to sustain the decision of the Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge (Judge Tusan), in ordering the Georgia Board of Regents to consider all DACA recipients eligible for in-state tuition, if they otherwise meet the tuition requirements.  Here is …