Category: Firm Updates

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 [..]

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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 [..]

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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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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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Musinguzi Law Group to attend AILA Conference 2014 in Boston, MA

  In an effort to keep abreast with the latest developments in the area of immigration law and leverage all our connections to serve our clients, MLG spares no expense to equip its attorneys and staff with the necessary tools – being a member of and attending the American Immigration Lawyers Association -AILA’s biggest annual [..]

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