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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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Green card after divorce

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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Asylum new york immigration

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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employment based green card

Applying for a Green Card Through Your Employer

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Adjustment of Status, Employment-Based Immigration

Applying for a Green Card Through Your Employer: employment-based permanent residence The employment-based permanent residence process is generally comprised of three phases: PERM Labor Certification: Recruitment and Prevailing Wage Determination I-140 Application for Immigrant Visa and Proof of Ability to Pay I-485 Adjustment of Status The PERM labor certification: The PERM labor certification includes… Read More »

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T visa Adjustment of status

Victims of Human Trafficking: T Nonimmigrant Status

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: T Nonimmigrant Status, USCIS

Victims of Human Trafficking: T Nonimmigrant Status. What are the Benefits of T Visa? Green Card for a Victim of Trafficking (T Nonimmigrant) | USCIS T Visa T visa, also known as T nonimmigrant status, is a type of visa that allows victims of human trafficking and immediate family members to remain and work… Read More »

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U Visa Lawyer

What are the Most Common Reasons for U-Visa Denials?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Denial Notice from USCIS, u visa

What are the Most Common Reasons for U-Visa Denials? Most Common Reasons for U-Visa Denials According to the latest USCIS study several reasons were found why a petition was denied, however, only a few occurred with such frequency that USCIS could develop an estimate of the occurrence relative to the population of denied petitions…. Read More »

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VAWA I-360

After Your I-360 (VAWA) Is Approved, what is next?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: I-360, VAWA

After Your I-360 (VAWA) Is Approved, what is next? After USCIS approves your I-360, you can begin to prepare your application to adjust your status (receive a green card). If the abuser is a U.S. citizen, you are eligible to apply to adjust status as soon as your I-360 has been approved. If the… Read More »

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Immigration Lawyer Victims of human trafficking

The Difference Between T Visa and U Visa

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: T Nonimmigrant Status, u visa

Victims of Human Trafficking: The Difference Between T Visa and U Visa Congress created both the “T” visa and the “U” visa to encourage victims of serious crimes to work with law enforcement officers without fear of facing deportation. Both visas are intended to root out and prevent human trafficking, although they cover other… Read More »

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