United States Citizenship comes with many rights and responsibilities. And while U.S. citizenship is the goal of many immigrants, the journey there can seem long and confusing. Sometimes, rules regarding certain immigration benefits and procedures can be changed, leaving applicants even more confused. Follow the USImmigrationForms.com blog to stay on top of all the most current news and tips about applying for U.S. immigration benefits.

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Seeking Asylum At The U.S.-Mexico Border

Under current U.S. policy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is allowed to engage in a process called “expedited removal.” These days there are no guarantees for anyone trying to escape poverty or violence in their country by seeking asylum in the United States. But for those who make the long and difficult journey through […]

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Apply for Asylum while in Legal Nonimmigrant Status

A lot of prospective clients approach our firm with questions about how to apply for asylum, while they are in the United States in a legal Nonimmigrant Status. Particularly when they are in F-1 Student Status, or when they are working in the United States on an H-1B, for example. When prospective clients ask us […]

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What Does It Mean If My Asylum Status Is Pending?

Recently, the number of people seeking asylum here dramatically increased, creating backlogs and delays in processing by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which processes most asylum applications (except for those already in deportation proceedings). If you are waiting to hear from USCIS, you are not alone. As of March 2018, USCIS had […]

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Seeking asylum in the U.S. under Trump

With the U.S. government constantly imposing harsh restrictions, these are scary and uncertain times for people seeking safety and freedom in the United States of America. Along with fear, there is also a lot of confusion. One of the biggest sources of this confusion is that people are getting conflicting information about who is affected […]

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What Happens If USCIS Denies My Asylum Application After The Interview?

If you have applied for asylum in the United States, you are probably anxious about what will happen after your interview. Unfortunately, you won’t get a decision straight away. Instead, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will most likely ask you to come back to the asylum office in a couple of weeks. In […]

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Important Notice Regarding Changes In U.S. Deportation Policies

For one, the Federal Government is no longer able to excuse certain groups of deportable foreign nationals from potential deportation as they could in the past. This means that every alien that is technically deportable (for any reason), can be deported. Secondly, the immigration authorities are now making it their general priority to deport (remove) […]

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What is inadmissibility under U.S. Immigration Law?

Inadmissibility means that an individual is unable to seek admission or legal status in the U.S., due to a prior bad act or other wrongdoing by the individual. Individuals subject to the rules of inadmissibility include noncitizens, who: entered the country without inspection [without speaking to a border agent], individuals paroled into the US, or […]

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Visa categories for foreign athletes

P Visas: Athletes and Entertainers There are two visa categories for foreign athletes and entertainers to come to the United States for a temporary period of time. The two categories actually mirror each other quite a bit, however the legal standards are different. O visas have a higher legal standard: extraordinary ability; while a P […]

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Official reasons for denial of the N-400 or application for citizenshipBut before we do, let’s summarize the legal or “official” reasons a USCIS officer can deny an application following the initial naturalization interview. These include the applicant’s failure to demonstrate or otherwise provide acceptable evidence of: Lawful entry into the country and official recognition as […]

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LGBT and Business: those who run away from Russia

Greenberg said that the attitude of the immigration services towards the Russians because of their political situation in the world has not become worse. The number of immigrants has increased – “in most cases they are victims of corruption in Russia”. Refugee status is requested by a large number of Russians, since it is easier […]

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Requesting Immigration Records with the Freedom of Information Act

Generally, anyone can request information under FOIA, including non-U.S. citizens, corporations, organizations, or universities. The information requested broadly includes any documents, photos, videos, maps, and electronic records from these federal agencies. FOIA can be especially helpful in immigration cases, for many different reasons and situations.  Often, people want to know exactly why their petition was […]

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How do you apply for an EB-5 visa?

This article will lead you through the application process for EB-5 immigrant investors. For more basic information about the general EB-5 program requirements, please see our article: What is the EB-5 visa program and what are the requirements? If you have not already read that article, followed by its sister article, What are EB-5 regional […]

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What are EB-5 regional centers?

This article will lead you through EB-5 regional centers and their investment requirements.  For more basic information about the general EB-5 program requirements, please see our article: What is the EB-5 visa program and what are the requirements? As well as the article on the application process available, here.  If you have read these articles, […]

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General Overview Are you an immigrant looking to invest in, or create a business in the United States, and hoping to eventually become a US Citizen? Well, the EB-5 program may be a great option for you! The EB-5 program is an employment-based immigrant visa that was created by Congress in the Immigration Act of […]

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Visa and Immigration Options for Athletes

Are you an athlete that wants to come to the United States in order to play your sport? Well regardless of whether you are a professional athlete, an amateur athlete, or a student athlete, this article is intended to provide you with an overview of the best options available. What option you select, will generally […]

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Extreme hardship

Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, you may be able to resolve the matter by filing Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). By completing and submitting this form, you are essentially asking the agency to overlook the reason for inadmissibility and issue […]

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The E-2 “Treaty Investor” Visa

Want to live in the United States? Always dreamed of starting and investing in your own business? If so, an E-2 “Treaty Investor” Visa might be the right visa to allow you to live, invest, and work in the United States. The E-2 Visa allows “treaty investors” to come and work in the United States […]

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How does Family-based Immigration Work?

This article is intended to give you an overview of the various Immigrant Family Preference Categories that exist, the amount of visas available in each category annually, and how the caps and previously issued visas affect the number of visas that might otherwise be available in any given category. This article is meant to complement […]

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