USCIS offices throughout the country are cancelling immigrant interviews in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local offices include, but are not limited, to Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. USCIS also announced the temporary suspension of premium processing service for fiscal year (FY) 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions. USCIS will resume premium processing for [..]
Category: Advisory Articles
Okey, what is Voluntary Departure (VD) again? – or Salida Voluntario en Espagnol? Voluntary departure occurs when you leave the U.S. on your own using your own money if no form of relief from removal is available to you (such as asylum, marriage-based adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, etc)
Applicants, beneficiaries, representatives and attorneys have been able to use this useful tool for real time updates for most pending cases except -dubiously- for Asylum cases or applications. However, you can now check the status of your Affirmative Asylum (Form I-589) case using USCIS’s online case status tool.
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 [..]
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.
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 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 [..]
¿QUIÉNES ESTÁN AUTORIZADO PARA AYUDAR A LOS INMIGRANTES CON SUS ASUNTOS LEGALES? Sólo un abogado matriculado o un representante acreditado está autorizado y calificado para ayudarlo con su caso de inmigración o solicitud de tarjeta de residencia. A diferencia de los consultores, los abogados de inmigración han recibido una educación y formación amplia antes de [..]
WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO HELP IMMIGRANTS WITH THEIR LEGAL MATTERS? [Español] Only a licensed lawyer or accredited representative is authorized and qualified to assist you with your immigration case or green card application. Unlike consultants, immigration lawyers [..]