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USCIS Immigration and Naturalization Fee Adjustment

On January 30, 2024, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the adjustment of certain immigration and naturalization filing fees, as well as the revision of certain forms. The full list of the revised forms and fees that will go into effect on April 1st, 2024 can be found in the USCIS  Frequently Asked…
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Exploring Changes to the Naturalization Test: What to Expect

In 2022, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it was planning to redesign the naturalization test, a crucial step for individuals seeking to become U.S. citizens. The changes in the test, which includes assessments of English language proficiency and knowledge of U.S. history and government, are aimed at improving the test standardization and…
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Dr. King’s Dream and the Door on the Golden Shore: Reflections on Immigration on MLK Day

On this day as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, it’s crucial to remember the echoes of his fight for justice in the ongoing struggle for immigration rights. While separated by decades and seemingly distinct issues, the threads of equality, dignity, and a beloved community bind these movements together. Dr. King’s dream wasn’t…
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Happy New Year!

As we enter a new year, our hearts are filled with gratitude for our outstanding team and remarkable clients who entrust us with their hopes and dreams. Together, we’ve navigated legal minefields, fought for justice, and opened doors to brighter futures for our clients and their families. As we enter a new year, we pledge…
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New Immigration Policy Creates More Opportunities to Migrate to the United States

At the beginning of this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented a new policy that allows certain nationals from Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to apply for Advance Parole. Advance Parole is a travel document that allows migrants to travel outside of the United States, and then legally return. In order to…
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DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine and Sudan

Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted today two Federal Register notices on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukraine and Sudan. These notices provide information about how to register for TPS under each country’s designation. The registration process for both countries begins today and all individuals who want to request TPS under the designation either of…
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George P. Mann & Associates Files Complaint with United Nations

Once in a blue moon, an exceptionally unconscionable judicial decision compels us to take further action and seek out a different method not necessarily to achieve justice, but to bring awareness in order to prevent further injustice. Such a situation occurred this past week when George Mann and Maris Liss, Head of Appeals, filed a…
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Democratic Congress Members Introduce Family Unity Act to Protect Immigrant Families

Yesterday, Congress members Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), and Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (GA-04) introduced the Family Unity Act to protect immigrant families by ensuring due process in certain immigration removal proceedings. According to a press release from Tlaib’s office, the bill would “make a technical fix to the Immigration and Nationality Act…
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TPS Extension for Haitians: What it Could Mean for You

Over the weekend, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This new TPS designation enables Haitian nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Haiti) currently residing in the United States as of May 21, 2021 to file initial applications for TPS,…
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