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Delays in I-765 or I-485 Work Authorization

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has communicated that work authorization applications have been suffered delays. The report shows the delays occurring after the stage of getting the I-765 or I-485 approved but before receiving the employment authorization card or permanent residency card. Causes for the I-765 / I-485 Delay USCIS has linked the work authorization…

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Obama’s Accountability Administrative Actions on Immigration

Back in November, the President issued his executive action to address the immigration system. Prior to it being held up in courts, it would have impacted border security, prioritizing deportation where appropriate and improving the system for high skill workers, students and similar individuals. Unlike the Presidents executive action, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)…

201508.24
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New Form for Affidavit of Support

Beginning October 6, 2015 and recently announced by USCIS and Department of State, it will be required for just about all intending immigrants who require the affidavit of support to overcome public charge provision to use new forms. The forms impacted are Form I-864 and I-864A. Changes to Form I-864 and I-864A The standard and obligations of…

201507.17
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Notice: Return your DACA cards by July 30

3 year DACA Work Permit Holders Must Exchange for a New 2 Year Permit If you were issued a 3 year EAD, you must return them to the federal government in exchange for a 2 year permit. The administration is beginning the process of visiting homes of 3 year permit holders this week. Visiting over…

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DACA Recipients With 3 Year EADs Must Return EAD by 7/17/15

USCIS sent a letter to DACA recipients who have not returned their three-year Employment Authorization Document (EAD), stating “USCIS must receive your EAD by 7/17/15. Failure to return the invalid EAD without good cause may affect your deferred action and employment authorization.” On July 7, 2015, Judge Hanen in the Texas v. United States litigation issued an Order setting…