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What is PERM? Applying for a Green Card Through Your Employer

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Naturalization, PERM

What is PERM? Applying for a Green Card Through Your Employer If you have an employer in the United States, you may be able to get your lawful permanent residence status (green card) through that employer. Several common forms of green card sponsorship through employment begin with PERM labor certification. Continue reading to learn… Read More »

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Asylum Eligibility and Applications Questions and Answers

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Asylum Interview, Immigration Asylum Laws

Questions and Answers: Asylum Eligibility and Applications Who Is Eligible to Apply for Asylum? You may apply for asylum if you are at a port of entry or in the United States. You may apply for asylum regardless of your immigration status and within one year of your arrival to the United States. You… Read More »

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When Inadmissibility Grounds for an Alien can be Waived

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: 601 waiver, Provisional Waivers, Visa Waiver

When Inadmissibility Grounds for an Alien can be Waived Grounds of inadmissibility are applied only to non-citizens who are seeking admission to the United States. The term admission refers to a non-citizen obtaining lawful entry into the United States after an immigration officer inspected him or her. A non-citizen is considered an applicant for… Read More »

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Consequences for False Claims to US Citizenship

Consequences for False Claims to US Citizenship

Consequences for False Claims to US Citizenship An alien may be considered inadmissible or invalid because of a false claim to U.S. citizenship. A false claim includes; A false representation of being a U.S. citizen, and A false claim in order to get benefits that the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) or any other federal… Read More »

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Writ of Mandamus for Immigration Application Delays

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: US Citizenship

Writ of Mandamus for Immigration Application Delays Recent changes to immigration law have only served to complicate and lengthen existing procedures, and the current backlog of cases has virtually eliminated the possibility of achieving immigration goals in a timely and efficient manner. Those applying for visas, permanent residence, and citizenship are waiting months and even years… Read More »

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

How to file for TPS

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Recipients

How to file for TPS (temporary protection status) Temporary protection status is granted by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (Secretary) to eligible foreign-born individuals who are unable to return home safely due to conditions or circumstances preventing their country from adequately handling the return. When can the Secretary designate a country… Read More »

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USCIS Civics Test Naturalization Interview

Changes to the USCIS Civics Test for Naturalization Applicants

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Naturalization, Naturalization Interview, USCIS

NEW changes to the USCIS Civics Test for Naturalization Applicants USCIS has revised the civics test for all naturalization applicants who apply after Dec. 1, 2020. Now, a USCIS officer will ask you to answer 20 (out of 128) civics questions. Previously, it had been 10 questions out of 100. You must answer at… Read More »

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Considerations for Citizen and Non-Citizen Divorce

Considerations for Citizen and Non-Citizen Divorce Many non-citizens marry U.S. citizens, yet, non-citizens have the opportunity to obtain legal permeant residence in the United States though their U.S. citizen spouse. While the paperwork and documents are sent into the USCIS to process whether or not a non-citizen can obtain legal permanent residence, the couple… Read More »

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What is the H-1B Cap-exempt? How is it Applied? How Does it Work?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: H1B, H1B to Green Card Process

What is the H-1B Cap-exempt? How is it Applied? How Does it Work? What is a Cap-Exempt H-1B? H1B cap-exemptions are for nonprofit that are affiliated with an institution of higher education. The H1B is a nonimmigrant visa that is given to foreign workers with special occupations. The H1B visa cap dedicated 65,000 petitions… Read More »

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What happens if an asylee uses passport?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Asylum Interview

What happens if an asylee uses passport? Asylees can travel outside the United States with refugee travel documents. It is essential that the asylee not return to her home country until she has become a U.S. citizen and can travel with a U.S. passport. If the asylee does return to her home country, DHS… Read More »

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