USCIS Implements Policy Guidance on Issuance of Notices to Appear

Posted in Immigration

On October 1, 2018, USCIS implemented a new policy guidance that was first issued on June 28, 2018, that will lead to an increase in the number of Notices to Appear (NTAs) for immigration court proceedings issued to applicants before USCIS. Per a September 27, 2018, teleconference, USCIS has indicated that it intends to implement […]

DHS Proposes Dramatic Change to “Public Charge” Ground of Inadmissibility

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Individuals seeking admission to the United States, through an adjustment of status or through consular processing, are required to prove to the satisfaction of the U.S. government that they will not become what is known as a “public charge.” Essentially, the U.S. wants to ensure that immigrants will be self-sufficient or have other means of […]

Can I Travel Overseas While My Adjustment of Status Petition is Pending?

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Yes, provided that you have first received advance parole. Generally, when individuals file for adjustment of status, they also request advance parole on Form I-131. The advance parole document allows individuals to be paroled into the United States upon their return from overseas travel for so long as the adjustment petition remains pending. However, if […]

What Is the Difference Between Temporary Protected Status and Asylum?

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Two types of immigration categories that get confused quite frequently are temporary protected status (TPS) and asylum. TPS and asylum are both humanitarian in nature and reflect the United States government offering refugees an opportunity to come to the United States because they’re no longer safe in their home country. In that regard, the two […]