What is Special Immigrant Juvenile Status?

If you are in the United States and need the protection of a juvenile court because you have been abused, abandoned or neglected by a parent, you may be eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification. If SIJ classification is granted, you may qualify for lawful permanent residency (also known as getting a Green Card).…
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What is Happening With USCIS: A Quick Rundown

A recent New York Times article described the precarious financial situation U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) finds itself in following three of Trump administration leadership and now, the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are some of my main takeaways: In 2016, USCIS had 15,828 Employees. Three years later, USCIS Had grown to 18,866 employees a 19%…
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Impacto de los beneficios de desempleo en los solicitantes de la Green Card

¿Podrían ser afectados negativamente los portadores de la Green Card por solicitar los beneficios de desempleo? La respuesta es: No.     Hoy en día la pandemia del COVID-19 azota al mundo sin precedentes y por lo mismo, muchos inmigrantes se enfrentan a situaciones financieras muy difíciles. Millones de personas en todo el país se quedaron sin…
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Unemployment Benefits’ Impact on Green Card Applicants

Will Collecting Unemployment Benefits Negatively Impact Green Card Applicants? Short Answer: No. With this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic plaguing the world, many immigrants are faced with tough financial decisions. Millions of people across the country are left without jobs or with little to no sources of income, forcing them to consider applying for assistance from the…
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Update: You May Now Qualify for the Provisional I-601A Waiver

USCIS Building in Orlando. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Benjamin Thompson. Immigration law can be extremely confusing and difficult to navigate, especially as reform policies are increasingly politicized in presidential campaigns. But despite all the media rhetoric, it appears as though there might be some good news afoot regarding immigration reform. On July 15, 2015,…
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