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Tahmina Watson Visa Bulletin

1 Month Until Final Public Charge Rules Take Effect

In just a little over a month, on October 15, 2019, the “Public Charge” rules will take effect, and will fundamentally change how USCIS makes public charge determinations for those applying for greencards. The rule will significantly raise the standard for how greencard applicants are judged in their ability to remain “self-sufficient.” It is difficult[…]

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DHS Proposes Changes to Immigration and Travel Forms to Collect Social Media Information

Earlier today, DHS proposed changes to several immigration-related and travel-related forms, publishing a 60-day notice and request for comments in the Federal Register. The proposed changes will allow DHS to collect social media information from applicants seeking immigration-related benefits and from individuals seeking to be admitted into the United States. The immigration-related forms DHS is[…]

USCIS Aims to Decrease Processing Times for N-400 and I-485

  USCIS announced recently a new strategy aimed at reducing processing times for N-400s and I-485s, both of which have nearly doubled in the past several years. The strategy calls for shifting caseloads between field offices, from ones inundated with backlogs to those field offices with less traffic. For applicants, this means getting scheduled for[…]

F2A is current for all countries- green card holders- get ready to file!

The August 2013 visa bulletin comes with some great news for F2A preference category folks.  The F2A category is for spouses and children (under 21) of green card holders, or legal permanent residents.  The priority date jumped ahead almost 2 years making all the priority dates current.  That means, anyone eligible can file their I-485[…]

USCIS to Issue Employment Authorization and Advance Parole Card for Adjustment of Status Applicants

Watson Immigration Law welcomes the below update copied fromthe  USCIS website.  Our clients can greatly benefit from this improved service. Feb. 11, 2011 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it is now issuing employment and travel authorization on a single card for certain applicants filing an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust[…]