Celebrating Presidents’ Day 2020

Christians Law, PLLC is celebrating Presidents’ Day 2020 by posting some useful facts and resources related to the U.S. holiday. Happy Presidents’ Day, everyone! Presidents’ Day 2020 is here and Christians Law, PLLC is celebrating by posting some useful facts and resources related to the federal holiday. Read below to learn some things about Presidents’…

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Coronavirus Impacts USCIS Causing Office Closures

Coronavirus impacts USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) by causing it to close its offices in Beijing, and Guangzhou, China. Coronavirus impacts USCIS by causing international field office closures — The illness is affecting immigration worldwide, including the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’s international field offices in China. For at least ten (10) days…

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90 Day Early Filing Date Calculator

A 90 day early filing date calculator is available on the USCIS website for permanent residents ready to apply for naturalization. If you are a lawful permanent resident waiting to apply for naturalization, the USCIS has a valuable tool for you to use on its website. You may apply 90 calendar days before the completion…

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Good Moral Character Guidance Expanded

USCIS updates Good Moral Character guidance in its policy manual, expanding information on unlawful acts to be considered. As a naturalized U.S. citizen might tell you, there is a “Good Moral Character” requirement that must be met as part of the naturalization process. Good Moral Character (GMC) must be established by naturalization applicants from the…

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NTAS Bulletin Released by DHS

The DHS released a new NTAS Bulletin two days after President Trump ordered the killing of Qassem Soleimani. A new NTAS Bulletin has been released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), coming only two days after the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, ordered the killing of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani. NTAS stands for…

ICE Blasts Cook County

ICE blasts Cook County for failing to honor over one thousand detainers in FY 2019. ICE blasts Cook County, Illinois in one of its most recent news releases. It scathingly alleges Cook County law enforcement agencies failed to honor over 1,000 detainers it sent during Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, requesting that the agencies notify ICE…

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H-1B Petitioners Must Register

H-1B petitioners must first register with the USCIS prior to filing cap-subject petitions. H-1B petitioners must be prepared to register with the USCIS prior to being eligible to apply, and await the selection process. Six days ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published notice in the Federal Register, “Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to…

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Green Cards for Liberians Available Under LRIF

LRIF creates temporary space for green cards for Liberians; pathway to U.S. citizenship. Green cards for Liberians are available under the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness act (LRIF). Last month, the USCIS announced that in accordance with Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF), Section 7611 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, it will begin accepting…

DACA Arrest Report Released

The USCIS released a DACA arrest report in obvious move to dissuade the public from favoring the DACA program. In a move that appears to be part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to eliminate the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, the USCIS released a DACA arrest report on November 16, 2019, detailing the…

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Waivers of Removability and Otherwise Admissible

Petitioner seeking waiver of removability held “Otherwise Admissible” in Fares V. Barr   Recently, in Fares v. Barr, No. 13-71916 (9th Cir. 2019), the Ninth Circuit held that a petitioner seeking a waiver of removability was “otherwise admissible” for purposes of immigration law after receiving a denial when applying for naturalization for failing to return…