Muslim Ban 2.0 – A Brief Synopsis of the Major Provisions Mar08

Muslim Ban 2.0 – A Brief Synopsis of the Major Provisions

This is a brief summary of the Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017. This order rescinds the Executive Order (13769) issued on January 27, 2017 and creates the following new rules and regulations. A summary of what the Executive Order covers is below: Who does the ban apply to?  Foreign nationals, who do no...

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Lying to Get a Visa – Don’t do it Aug09

Lying to Get a Visa – Don’t do it

Why do people lie to get a visa or an immigration benefit?  I frankly don't know.  But, it seems people lie often to get an immigration benefit, without realizing the consequences of their actions.  It could end up haunting them for the rest of their lives. Section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) provides as follows: Any alien who, by fraud o...

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USCIS Announces Final Rule Adjusting Immigration Benefit Application and Petition Fees Dec29

USCIS Announces Final Rule Adjusting Immigration Benefit Application and Petition Fees

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a final rule published in the  today adjusting the fees required for most immigration applications and petitions. The new fees will be effective Dec. 23. USCIS is almost entirely funded by the fees paid by applicants and petitioners for immigration benefits...

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