USCIS Updates Guidance for Family-Based Immigrant Visas

USCIS Updates Guidance for Family-Based Immigrant Visas

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is issuing guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on family-based immigrant visa petitions (including Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative and, in limited situations, family-based Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant). This includes explaining how we handle correcting approval notice errors and requests for consular processing or adjustment of status, as well as routing procedures for approved petitions. A petitioner submitting Form I-130 must inform USCIS of the beneficiary’s current address and whether the beneficiary wants consular […]

How to Find the Perfect Immigration Lawyer

How to Find the Perfect Immigration Lawyer

By Pearl Phillip In a world where borders are becoming increasingly porous, immigration has become a critical aspect of modern life. Whether you’re seeking refuge from persecution, pursuing better economic opportunities, or reuniting with loved ones, navigating the complex legal landscape of immigration can be daunting. You may need an immigration lawyer if you’re facing issues such […]

Top 5 States with the Highest Percentage of Immigrants in the United States

Top 5 States with the Highest Percentage of Immigrants in the United States

By Chris Tobias The United States is known for its diverse population, with immigrants significantly shaping its demographic and cultural landscape. Here are the top five states with the highest percentage of immigrants based on recent data: California California has the largest immigrant population in the United States. As of 2022, immigrants comprise about 26.6% […]

Adams ‘Excellent Swimmers’ Comment is Racist and Divisive, and He Owes NYers an Apology

Adams ‘Excellent Swimmers’ Comment is Racist and Divisive, and He Owes NYers an Apology

Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com New York, NY—Yesterday, NYC Mayor Eric Adams said in his weekly press briefing that asylum seekers are “excellent swimmers” and should become lifeguards in New York City. Murad Awawdeh, President and CEO, New York Immigration Coalition: “New Yorkers are looking to Mayor Eric Adams to unite our City, not foment more […]

U.S. Announces New Sanctions Against Nicaragua Over Migration, Human Rights Abuses, Ties To Russia

U.S. Announces New Sanctions Against Nicaragua Over Migration, Human Rights Abuses, Ties To Russia

By Bo Erickson | CBS News The Biden administration announced new sanctions and other restrictions on Nicaragua Wednesday, aiming to curb migration to the U.S. southern border and penalize the country for alleged human rights abuses and its close ties to Russia. Some of the actions against the country are being taken to address “significant concern […]

Departments of Homeland Security and Justice to Announce “Recent Arrivals” Docket Process for More Efficient Immigration Hearings

Departments of Homeland Security and Justice to Announce “Recent Arrivals” Docket Process for More Efficient Immigration Hearings

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. Editorial credit: Tennessee Witney / Shutterstock.com Justice Department Finalizes Rule to Allow for More Efficient Immigration Judge Dockets Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick B. Garland today announced a new Recent Arrivals (RA) Docket process to more expeditiously resolve immigration cases of certain noncitizen single […]

Taking Welcoming Work to New Heights in the Lone Star State: Welcoming Interactive 2024

Taking Welcoming Work to New Heights in the Lone Star State: Welcoming Interactive 2024

By Micaela McConnell | Immigration Impact Six years ago, the Dallas City Council passed a resolution to make the city more welcoming for immigrants and long-time residents alike. The city council proposed policy recommendations to address the unprecedented challenges immigrants and refugees in the Texas city face. Alongside the resolution, the city, in collaboration with multisector stakeholders, […]

New Biden Campaign Ad on Family Separation Drives Home What’s at Stake for Trump’s Second Term on Immigration

New Biden Campaign Ad on Family Separation Drives Home What’s at Stake for Trump’s Second Term on Immigration

Editorial credit: Tennessee Witney / Shutterstock.com By America’s Voice Washington, DC — The Biden-Harris campaign today released a new ad targeting voters in key 2024 states tied to today’s six-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s family separation policy, which separated children from their parents and remains one of the darkest chapters of Trump’s or any other modern presidency. The ad, […]

Hundreds Pack Clinton Hill Town Hall About ‘Frustrating, Disastrous’ Migrant Mega Shelter

Hundreds Pack Clinton Hill Town Hall About ‘Frustrating, Disastrous’ Migrant Mega Shelter

Debbie Dangerfield holds a sign questioning Councilmember Crystal Hudson’s absence from a Clinton Hill community meeting about the Hall Street migrant shelter, May 6, 2024. Credit: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY By Gwynne Hogan More than 200 Clinton Hill residents crammed into a standing room only meeting Monday night to raise their concerns about a compound of sprawling migrant […]

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