If you are living in the U.S. without documentation or a visa, in most cases it is not possible to apply for permanent residency. You may be able to receive a green card through a spouse with citizenship or your adult child if you are without status, but if you are applying after having committed immigration violations in the past, then you will need to request a I-601 waiver first. Unlike the I-601A waiver, which applies to applicants who are in the U.S. unlawfully, the I-601 waiver for grounds of inadmissibility is for those who in the past entered the […]
At times, no action is taken by the USCIS on applications for green cards or citizenship for years. In cases in which USCIS provides no answers or updates, it is possible to file a writ of mandamus, a federal lawsuit to force the agency to take action. To file a writ of mandamus, you must meet four conditions. One, you must have a lawful right to the request. Two, the USCIS must have a clear duty to perform the action ordered. Three, you must not have any other options available. Four, the processing time for your case must be unreasonably […]
Starting October 1, 2022, which marks the beginning of the 2023 fiscal year, country quotas on employment-based green cards are expected to be eliminated.
Recently, cases that fall under the Bridge Gap Policy have been closely screened. If you are looking to change your status to the F-1 visa, it’s strongly recommended that you speak with a lawyer before proceeding.
The DACA program, which defers action for undocumented youths, has been reinstated to its pre-Trump administration form. The program is back to accepting new applicants, issuing two-year work authorization and allowing recipients to apply for advance parole for overseas travel.