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USCIS Premium Processing Fee Increase

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new premium processing fees take effect today, 02/26/2024, increasing the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing. From now on, the new fees will be:

Mexican Mobile Consulate Coming to Corpus Christi!

Nueva Actualización Para agender una cita con el consulado, llame al 1-424-309-0009 el día Lunes 21 de Marzo de las 12 P.M. en adelante. ¡¡ATENCIÓN GENTE!! El Consulado Mexicano vendrá a Corpus Christi el Sábado 26 de Marzo y el Domingo 27 de Marzo. Una cita es necesaria para trámites con el consulado. Para agender…
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How the House spending bill sets a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants

The reconciliation bill would create the largest mass-legalization program for undocumented immigrants in U.S. history, but it falls well short of a path to U.S. citizenship. Roughly 7 million of the 11 million undocumented immigrants would be eligible to apply for work permits, permission to travel abroad, and benefits like state driver’s licenses, a major…
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Clerical error prevents veteran from becoming a citizen

https://www.kristv.com/veteransinfocus/clerical-error-prevents-veteran-from-becoming-a-citizen CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A paperwork error in the 1950’s is apparently all that’s standing between a Padre Island resident and becoming a United States citizen. Joe Venslauskas moved to this country from Germany with his family in 1950, at the age of three. He’s been here 71 years and served this country. A…
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District Court Vacates Third-Country Transit Ban

From our friends at AILA: AILA Doc. No. 20070104 | Dated June 30, 2020 A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge found that the government unlawfully promulgated the 2019 interim final rule that categorically disqualified individuals arriving at the southern border from receiving asylum unless they have already unsuccessfully sought similar protection…
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DACA and the Supreme Court – What happens now?

On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that DHS’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was arbitrary and capricious under the Administrative Procedures Act. The agency failed to consider “important aspects of the problem before the agency.” Specifically, the Court concluded that DHS failed to consider whether to…
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COVID-19 and the Public Charge Rule

From our friends at AILA: AILA Doc. No. 20040231 | Dated April 7, 2020   1. Will getting tested, treatment or preventative care for COVID-19 impact my client’s immigration application under the public charge rule? On March 13, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the agency will not consider “testing, treatment, nor preventative care…
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USCIS Waiving In-Person Interviews

From our friends at AILA: USCIS Waiving In-Person Interview Requirement in Some Instances During COVID-19 Pandemic AILA Doc. No. 20042061 | Dated April 20, 2020 Based on a limited number of responses to AILA’s Call for Examples, it appears as though USCIS is, in some instances, waiving the in-person interview requirement for some applicants and…
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H-1B Workers During COVID-19

From our friends at AILA: Changes in Work Conditions Impacting H-1B Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak AILA Doc. No. 20032631 | Dated March 26, 2020 AILA’s Department of Labor (DOL) Liaison Committee offers the following quick reference with common scenarios and tips to evaluate and consult on the matters discussed below during this unique period in…
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USCIS Proposed Rule with Adjustments to Fee Schedule and Other Changes

From our friends at AILA: USCIS Proposed Rule with Adjustments to Fee Schedule and Other Changes AILA Doc. No. 19110834 | Dated November 14, 2019 DHS proposed rule which would make changes to the USCIS fee schedule. DHS proposes to adjust USCIS fees by a weighted average increase of 21 percent, add new fees, and…
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