Learn more about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how it can help you with your immigration case. The FOIA statute 5 USC §552 .
The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), issued a precedential decision on asylum law, providing more guidance on how asylum applicants can meet the requirements of showing that a government is “unable or unwilling” to protect them from harm by private actors. Matter of C-G-T-, 28 I&N Dec. 740 (BIA 2023). When An Asylum Applicant Doesn’t … Read moreWhen Is A Government “Unable or Unwilling” To Protect Someone & Sexual Orientation Is A PSG
Mayor Eric Adams remains steadfast in proceeding with a substantial $432 million contract awarded to DocGo, a medical services provider, for the housing and care of migrants in New York. This decision has faced scrutiny from City Comptroller Brad Lander, who voiced concerns about DocGo’s suitability for this role and emphasized their expertise in medical … Read moreNYC Mayor Awards $432 Million No Bid Contract to Controversial Organization Despite Litany of Recent Scandals
The number of visas that are available for immigrants coming to the United States is limited under the law. The limitations are determined annually and then a monthly visa bulliten is published based on the number of visas used. The visa bulletin is used to determine when a visa is available. As an example this … Read moreVisa Bulletin
There are exceptions and modifications to the naturalization requirements that are available to those who qualify for U.S. citizenship. USCIS also provides accommodations for individuals with disabilities. The general exemptions to the English requirement based on age are described below.
Questions and answers regarding dual citizenship with the United States and potential ways you could lose your U.S. citizenship.
Immigration Bond (money to be released from ICE custody) After ICE has taken a foreign national into detention prior to removal proceedings, the foreign national can ask the immigration judge for bond. This is a certain amount of money that they pay to the court in exchange for being released until the resolution of the … Read moreGetting Back Your Immigration Bond
USCIS announced to policies that will be taking effect on September 13, 2023. Anyone attending an asylum interview after September 13, 2023, will be required to bring an interpreter to their interview if they are not able to do the interview in English. See the new affirmative asylum interpreter requirements below. AFFIRMATIVE ASYLUM INTERPRETER REQUIREMENTS … Read moreAsylum Interview Interpreter Requirements Updated
PETITIONING FOR RELATIVES Type of Relative for Whom You May Petition Immigration Benefit Related Forms Spouse Children (unmarried and under 21) Sons and daughters (married and/or 21 or over) Parents, if you are 21 or over Siblings, if you are 21 or over Green Card (permanent residence) Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative Form I-485, … Read morePetitioning for Relatives
Non-citizens who marry U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents while in removal proceedings must show by clear and convincing evidence that the marriage was entered into in good faith. See INA § 245(e)(3). What is commonly called, “the bona fide marriage exemption” must be requested in writing and submitted with Form I-130. See 8 C.F.R. § 204.2(a)(1)(iii)(A). The request must state … Read moreBona Fide Marriage Exemption