USCIS Announces Fee Increases

USCIS Announces Fee Increases

Homeland Security recently announced that Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be increasing its fees. The administration will increase fees on businesses, new citizens and international students who need work authorization. The new fee rule from USCIS is...
The Politics of Sanctuary Cities

The Politics of Sanctuary Cities

The things we see and hear, read, or write, affect our emotions. What do you feel when you hear or read the words “sanctuary cities”? Do you feel anger? fear? disgust? hope? relief? acceptance? The term “sanctuary” means a place of refuge or...
Unemployment Benefits, Stimulus Checks &  Public Charge

Unemployment Benefits, Stimulus Checks & Public Charge

The Trump Administration’s “public charge” rule went into effect on February 24, 2020. Shortly after, there were two events that have caused concern among my clients and their ability to obtain immigration benefits. In the first event, in March, with the vast majority...
Public Charge & Inadmissibility

Public Charge & Inadmissibility

Recent changes to the green card process U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has implemented the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule on Feb. 24, 2020. Under the Rule, USCIS will look at multiple factors to determine if someone is likely...
Foreign Affairs, Romance, and Immigration

Foreign Affairs, Romance, and Immigration

The spark of attraction knows no borders. In fact, the more exotic we find the object of our desire, the more we are attracted. So, with Valentine’s day around the corner, here are some thoughts on the path of true love with a foreign national. Step 1: Love is in the...