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Bringing Your Sibling to the U.S.: A Journey Through the I-130 Petition Process

In the realm of U.S. immigration, the process of bringing a sibling to the States often appears labyrinthine, filled with steps and procedures that can bewilder even the most determined. Today, we delve into this intricate process, aiming to demystify the journey and provide clarity for those embarking on this path.

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USCIS Updates Policy on Family-Based Conditional Permanent Residency

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its Policy Manual guidelines on family-based conditional permanent residence. The update clarifies the process and requirements for Form I-751, which is used to remove conditions on residence, especially in cases involving waivers for battery or extreme cruelty. It also notes that noncitizens can...

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USCIS Denies Pending Forms I-131 for Abandonment Due to International Travel

While the Presidential Country Ban is still impending, its removal will be beneficial for a certain visa category group: the P-visa group. This visa allows internationally recognized athletes, entertainers, entertainment groups, performers, and artists to visit and perform in the United States if they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

There are four categories under...

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What are the requirements to receive a P-1 visa?

With temporary visas becoming scarcer for immigrants due to new caps and tightened restrictions, artists, entertainers, and athletes may apply for a P-1, P-2, or P-3 visa to secure their lawful status in the U.S.  P visas are temporary worker visas that allow an...

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USCIS UPDATE: Filing Location Updates for Certain Forms I-131


We are given to understand that USCIS has been denying Form I-131 advance parole applications for abandonment in instances where the applicant has traveled abroad during the pendency of the application. The pending Form I-131 application is being denied even if the applicant has a separate valid advance parole document or a valid H,...
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The P-1A Visa: Allowing Talented Athletes to Come to the U.S.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced updated guidance for adjudicating requests for P-1A nonimmigrant classification for internationally recognized athletes.

The guidance clarifies the meaning of the phrase “major United States sports league or team” as used in the regulations, 8 CFR 214.2(p)(4)(ii)(B), and specific to internationally recognized athletes, a category that is distinct from the...

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