Gone! The I-944 and the August 2019 Public Charge Rule

Effective March 9, 2021, the I-944 (Declaration of Self Sufficiency) is gone for all adjustment of status (I-485) applications, retroactively and moving forward! The 2019 Public Charge Rule implemented during the Trump administration is gone too, so you will not need to provide any Public Charge-related information on forms I-129 or I-539 for change of…
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Holocaust Remembrance Day and Why it Must Serve as a Lesson for our Immigration Policies

Since becoming an UN recognized memorial day in 2005, January 27th has marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day. A day to commemorate the genocide of 6 million European Jews by the Nazis during World War II. The date of January 27th was chosen because it was the day Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps,…
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A New Age is Dawning In Immigration

The Biden Administration is expected to pursue epic changes to America’s Immigration Policies. We should see a return to the American tradition of welcoming immigrants. This includes a greater understanding and sympathy toward the millions of refugees and migrants stranded in various parts of the world seeking an opportunity to begin life anew in a…
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The Story of the Old Chest

When George Mann and his parents set foot in New York in the fall of 1964 after having crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a ship appropriately named, “SS Independence,” the only items they carried were the clothes on their back, a few dollars in their pocket, and an old chest. This chest held the few…
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International Migrants Day

Today marks the United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Migrants. An important date for many reasons among them, to remind us of the many contributions immigrants make to the United States, the fight against discrimination towards migrants or “illegals”, and the right for every human being to seek asylum. The past four years of the…
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Immigrants and Pan American Aviation Day

When most people picture the arrival of immigrants in the United States, they might think of a ship arriving in New York, the sight of the Statue of Liberty in the distance, and eventually processing through Ellis Island. Although that may have been the case over a century ago, today, the vast majority of immigrants…
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Human Rights Day: Migration as a Human Right

If there is one thing to take away from the horrible year that has been 2020, it’s that protecting and advocating for human rights is more important than ever. The key values of our society such as fairness, dignity, equality and respect are in need of more support than ever before. 2020 and the COVID-19…
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A New Day Has Dawned

Our prayers for new leadership in the White House have been answered. So what does it mean for us? For the country? For the world?  First, there is the immediate concern about the transition period between now and January 20, 2021. President Trump will remain in power until then but the world is already beginning…
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