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  • Change to Regulations Regarding SIJS Applicants Getting Married

    Change to Regulations Regarding SIJS Applicants Getting Married

    Previously if a SIJS applicant who had an approved I-360 had to remain unmarried until their priority date became current and they completed the adjustment of status process to obtain legal permanent resident status or their I-360 would be automatically revoked per 8 CFR §205.1(a)(3)(iv). A change to the regulations—at 8 CFR § 204.11(b)(2)—now requires…

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  • Calculating CSPA Age (NEW POLICY)

    NEW USCIS POLICY FOR CALCULATING AGE UNDER THE CHILD STATUS PROTECTION ACT (CSPA) SEE UPDATE POSTED ON THE USCIS WEBSITE, FEBRUARY 14, 2023. USCIS issued updated guidance regarding when an immigrant visa number “becomes available” for the purpose of calculating a noncitizen’s age under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA).  Prior to this, USCIS considered a child’s age “frozen” if a visa…

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  • Establishing Extreme Hardship

    ESTABLISHING EXTREME HARDSHIP There are several forms of relief and immigration benefits that require a noncitizen to establish extreme hardship or variations of extreme hardship (such as exceptional and extremely unusual hardship). Most commonly I-601A and I-601 visa waivers require a showing of extreme hardship and cancellation of removal for non-permanent residents requires a showing of…

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  • Document Checklist For I-485/I-130 USCIS Interview

    Document Checklist For I-485/I-130 USCIS Interview

    Checklist of Documents to Bring to Your USCIS Interview (I-130 or I-1485) For Marriage-Based Cases For married couples who are preparing to attend their USCIS interview after submitting their Form I-130 Visa Petition and/or Form I-485 Adjustment of Status interview, you can use this checklist to gather supporting documents to bring to your USCIS interview.

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