When applying for legal permanent residency a “public charge” is an intending immigrant who is expected to primarily subsist off public cash assistance. These individuals are often denied green cards when they apply for residency, but the definition of a public charge could soon change. A proposal from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) … Continue reading
Here’s where our law office will post news updates on immigration news in the country and California, as well as law changes and general important information.
On October 1, 2018, USCIS increased the I-907 premium processing service filing fee to $1,410 from $1,225. USCIS also released a new Form I-907 (10/01/18 edition). The old version of Form I-907 (06/26/18 edition) can be filed until 12/02/2018. Premium Processing Service provides expedited processing for certain employment-based I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker) and … Continue reading
The USCIS has announced exciting news for Conditional Permanent Residents seeking to remove conditions on their conditional legal permanent residence. Starting June 11, 2018, USCIS will begin to issue receipt notices extending conditional residence for 18 months instead of 12 months due to increased processing times for Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence and Form … Continue reading
In early July of 2017, the Trump administration delayed the commencement of the International Entrepreneur Rule, which would have allowed certain start-up founders to stay in the United States for 30 months (with possible extensions), so they could build and grow their businesses in the U.S. A lawsuit was filed in federal court to stop … Continue reading
Lawful permanent residents who file an Application to Replace their Permanent Resident Card (a form I-90), can now file their form and upload evidence entirely on a mobile device. Permanent residents will now find that navigating the online process is simpler, making the process of renewing or replacing Green Cards more convenient. The new mobile-responsive … Continue reading