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 [..]
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.
Individuals who owe the IRS more than $50,000 and are concerned about their ability to travel internationally should take immediate steps to address their tax liabilities before their passports are restricted by State Department.
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
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 [..]
To counter VOICE, Rep. Jared Polis launched a database intended to tell positive stories about immigrants called SAINT – Saved by American Immigrants National Taskforce.
Travel Ban Reloaded: In brief by Martin Musinguzi, Esq.
Six countries are affected: Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen
Iraq was left off the list this time
Current visa and green card holders are not affected by this order
It explains the basis for including the six countries.
The White House released more focused and broad roadmap on immigration yesterday about how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementing President Trump’s immigration Executive Orders on border security and immigration enforcement. What is in the memos? 1. An end to long-standing protections for children. DHS intends to strip many children arriving [..]
Asylum News Update from Musinguzi Law Group- USCIS has increased the validity period for initial or renewal Employment Authorization Documents for asylum applicants from one year to two years.
The EB-5 Investor Visa category is a special type of immigrant visa designed to encourage investment and job growth in the United States. It has been in place since 1990. EB-5 is specifically intended to help immigrants who plan to invest a sizeable amount of money in American business, resulting in job creation. A person’s [..]