Blog

Asylum One-Year-Deadline Noose Loosened

these immigrants,  the majority of whom may be potential asylum applicants (in fact, most are released upon expressing a positive fear of returning home) -fail to comply with the one-year-deadline. For years, this one-year-filing requirement has been the bane of their existence

Read More

Trump to establish National Vetting Center for immigrants

  © Getty Images President Trump is set to establish a “National Vetting Center” on Tuesday to improve the vetting process of individuals coming into the United States, according to a White House daily schedule. The national security memorandum Trump plans to sign will give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other government agencies a [..]

Read More

Affirmative Asylum Interview Scheduling

  Affirmative Asylum Interview Scheduling Starting January 29, 2018, the Asylum Division will give priority to the most recently filed affirmative asylum applications when scheduling asylum interviews. USCIS’ predecessor, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), first established this interview scheduling approach as part of asylum reforms implemented in January 1995. This approach was in place [..]

Read More

Recently Enacted State Immigration Laws

In the course of the first year under the Trump administration, states and localities have increasingly pursued immigration policies that serve the best interests of their own communities.

Read More

Why and how U.S. Visas get Denied

This article is about why and how U.S. Visas get denied while others are granted. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) establishes the types of visas available for travel to the United States and what conditions must be met before an applicant can be issued a particular type of visa. The situations which make a [..]

Read More

Abandonment of Permanent Residency

  When has a lawful permanent resident abandoned residency by being out of the country for too long? There is no fixed period of time that will trigger abandonment, but LPRs are treated as seeking re-admission if they have been absent from the United States for a continuous period of longer than 180 days or [..]

Read More

Visa Priority Dates Explained

At Musinguzi Law, we always start by clarifying that there are visa priority dates which reflect statutory limits to the number of foreign nationals and/or immigrants who may be granted U.S permanent residency (commonly known as, “Green Cards”) under all employment-based and most family-based categories.

Read More

When does my Visa Expire?

My visa is Valid for 10 Years. Can I stay here until then?

No. This period is only the length of time you are permitted to travel, using that visa, to a United States port-of-entry, like an airport or a border post

Read More

El-Salvador TPS Work Permits Extended Through Sept. 9, 2017

All Work Permits or Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that had previously been extended by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador designation that were expiring on Sept. 9, 2016, were made valid through March 9, 2017, that was a 6-month extension. DHS has just automatically extended the validity [..]

Read More