New DHS Process Offers Pathway to Permanent Residency for Certain Noncitizen Spouses of U.S. Citizens

On June 18, 2024, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new initiative aimed at providing a pathway to lawful permanent residency for certain noncitizen spouses of U.S. citizens. This process is designed to consider, on a case-by-case basis, requests from individuals who meet specific criteria, offering hope to many long-term...

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Exploring the Path to a U.S. Green Card Through the National Interest Waiver (NIW)

For many ambitious professionals around the world, the National Interest Waiver (NIW) represents a critical pathway to achieving their American dream. This special provision falls under the EB-2 visa category, specifically designed for individuals with exceptional abilities or who hold advanced degrees. In this blog post, we will explore the specifics of...

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New USCIS Process for Remote Payment of Application Fees

Starting February 1, 2024, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revolutionizing its fee payment method for field office filings. Applicants, attorneys, and accredited representatives can now pay fees by mail or remotely, eliminating the need for in-person appointments at field offices. This applies to most forms, with the exception of...

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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 Introduces Family Reunification Parole Program for Ecuadorian Immigrants

he U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a new Family Reunification Parole (FRP) process for Ecuador, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s approach to create legal migration pathways and reduce irregular migration. This invitation-only process allows eligible Ecuadorian nationals, who are beneficiaries of an approved Form I-130, to be considered...

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