Green Card News and Updates

The latest news from the USCIS about US Green Cards or permanent residency in the United States. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for a US Green Card in America, visit our section on the US Green Card.

New Policy on US Citizenship for Children of US Troops Born Overseas

September 10, 2019 / /

Recently, United States immigration officials justified a new policy for military members brought forward by the Trump administration. This new policy states that some children born to U.S. service members and government employees overseas will no longer be automatically considered citizens of the United States. Previously, their children would be considered to be both living […]

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Trump Administration Plans to Deny Green Cards to Immigrants on Food Stamps and Other Public Aid

September 5, 2019 /

On Monday, the Trump Administration announced a new rule that would enable officials to deny green cards to migrants if they believe the recipients have or will receive public benefits like food stamps, Medicaid, or housing vouchers. This new rule is the administrations latest effort to slow the amount of legal immigration to the United States, regardless of Trump’s previous […]

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H1B Cap Lifted Indians

Green Card Country Cap Lifted, Benefits H-1B Indian Holders

July 16, 2019 /

This past week the US House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act or HR1044 bill. The act seeks to lift the seven percent country cap on Green Cards. Lifting the per-country cap on Green Cards would mainly benefit high-tech professionals on H-1B work visas from countries like India. Some Indians wait decades […]

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UK to US Immigration

How to Immigrate to the US from the UK

August 14, 2018 /

Thousands of immigrants come to America to pursue the ‘American Dream’. The United States is the second most popular country from UK emigration. The US is filled with many different cultures and diversity. Many UK citizens see the country as a country full of great prospects, many different climates and world wonders to see. You […]

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Secrets to a Green Card

Top 6 Secrets to Getting a Green Card

March 3, 2018 /

Although holders of Green Cards are typically known as Lawful Permanent Residents, Green Cards are not forever. The much sought after cards are renewable every ten years and they can be withdrawn for committing a serious crime. Typically after obtaining a Green Card people will upgrade to a U.S. citizenship, which is for life. Before […]

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US Citizenship Rates Increase Under Trump

July 18, 2017 / /

US Citizenship Rates US citizenship rates have escalated in the face of Trump’s strict immigration policies. With plans to crack down on illegal immigration and reduce legal immigration to the United States, the Trump Administration has instilled fear among thousands of people who already live in the US.  With this fear in the background, many […]

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Supreme Court Makes It Difficult to Revoke US Citizenship

June 30, 2017 / /

Maslenjak v. United States Out of 7,000 – 8,000 petitions a year, the Supreme Court only hears about 80 cases. This year, an immigration case made its way to the highest court in the United States. Maslenjak v. United States concerns Divna Maslenjak (a Serbian woman) on one end and the US government on the other. On Thursday, June […]

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Green Card Lottery Winners Have Been Picked

May 4, 2017 /

What It Takes To Win A Green Card On May 2nd, 2017, over 14 million people found out if they won the 2018 U.S. Green Card lottery. This lottery process is sometimes known as the diversity visa lottery. Although over 14 million people applied for a green card, only about 50,000 people will receive one. […]

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Diversity Visa Program: The Next US Green Card Lottery

April 20, 2016 /

Update May 10, 2019: After holding the randomized computer drawing, the U.S. State Department has announced the winners for Fiscal Year 2020 of the Diversity Visa Program, which hands out 50,000 permanent resident cards, known as green cards, each year, despite President Donald Trump’s promise to end it. Update September 10, 2018: The next green card lottery winners will […]

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Same Sex Immigration

US Green Card for Same Sex Immigration

October 6, 2015 /

DOMA No More: An Important Update For Same-Sex Couples Seeking Status With the United States Supreme Court finding The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, the Department of Homeland Security has been quick to react. Under the direction of President Barack Obama, the DHS along with all other Federal agencies of the United States Government […]

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