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Acquiring or Deriving U.S. Citizenship by Birth or Through Parents

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: US Citizenship

If you were born on U.S. soil, were born to U.S. citizen parents, or became a naturalized U.S. citizen and have been living in the United States, you clearly have U.S. citizenship. However, many other people are U.S. citizens and don’t know it. For instance, you may be a U.S. citizen if you have… Read More »

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Public Charge Rule

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Public Charge Rule

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted for public inspection in the Federal Register a final “public charge” rule that will dramatically expand the number of immigrants that DHS could deem ineligible for green cards and admission to the United States on account of income level and prior use of certain public benefits such… Read More »

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How the Elimination of the 30/60 Day Rule (And the Replacement with the 90-Day Rule) May Affect Your Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Adjustment of Status

In September of 2017, the Department of State made changes to the “Rule Book” (Foreign Affairs Manual), which had a big effect on new applications for adjustment of status. The change included getting rid of the 30/60 Day Rule and instead using the 90-Day Rule. What was the 30/60 Day Rule? General rule: A… Read More »

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The New Expedited Removal Rule Gives ICE More Power — Here’s How You Can Protect Yourself

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

On July 23rd, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a new expedited removal policy change that could put more undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation. This rule also means that U.S. citizens could potentially be erroneously detained if they’re questioned by immigration officials and don’t have sufficient proof of citizenship on them. Overall,… Read More »

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