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 [..]

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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 [..]

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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.

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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

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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 [..]

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What you need to know about the New Memos on Immigration Enforcement

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 [..]

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