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US Temporarily Restricts Visitor Travel from India
It was announced that the United States plans on restricting travel to the US from India due to the increased amount of COVID cases in India. Recently, a US aircraft left from California to India with COVID-19 relief supplies. Some of these supplies include oxygen cylinders, medical masks, rapid test kits, and medical masks. Airlines […]
New COVID-19 US Travel Restrictions
President Biden signed new travel restrictions on Monday, January 26, 2021 to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The temporary ban was created to prevent most non-citizens of the US to enter if they have recently been to any largely infected country. Some countries have a new strain of COVID-19 that will be […]
New US Immigration Policy Based on Communist Party Affiliation
The USCIS issued a new us immigration policy guidance within the USCIS Policy Manual on October 2nd, 2020 that addresses inadmissibility based on membership in or affiliation with the Communist Party or any other totalitarian party. Being affiliated with these parties is inconsistent and conflicting to the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States […]
How Coronavirus Has Impacted International Couples
Coronavirus has taken a huge toll on Americans and foreigners the past 6 months with no end date in sight. As the pandemic and spread of COVID-19 has slowed down, many are still being impacted, especially international couples. In the US, you can find restaurants, stores, and other in-person establishments slowing re-opening by taking precautions […]
No-Blank Policy for US Applicants
Last fall, the USCIS introduced another roadblock modification to the immigration system making it harder for foreign nationals to come to the US. It began rejecting applications unless every single field was filled in, even those that obviously did not pertain to the applicant which is called the No-Blank Policy. No-Blank Policy Immigration lawyers and applicants […]
Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility for US Applicants
Self-sufficiency has long been an important principle to immigration law since our nation’s earliest immigration statutes. Since the 1800s, Congress announced that aliens are inadmissible to the US if they are unable to care for themselves without becoming public charges. On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule regarding how they determine if someone applying for admission or adjustment of status […]
Need to Enter the US When the Borders are Closed? Get the VisaPlace Entry Package!
Do you want to enter the United States during its travel restrictions during COVID-19? You may be able to! VisaPlace is offering a special Entry Package offer to help you enter the US while its borders are closed. Currently the United States has travel restrictions for many foreigners in efforts to keep the Coronavirus contained. […]
Travel Restrictions Between Canada and US to be Extended
Both Canada and the United States have settled on a plan to extend the ban on all non-essential travel between the two countries through June 21 in order to continue the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. This was brought to each nations attention on Tuesday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about the topic. The […]
What is an I-212 Application/Waiver?
Unfortunately for many different reasons, individuals have found themselves in situations resulting in deportation or removal from the United States whether it was intentional or unintentional. The I-212 waiver is available for those foreigners stuck in that type of situation. Essentially, it is an application for permission to reapply for admission into the US. This […]
Is US Immigration Closed?
No, not completely! There are only a couple of immigrant visas programs suspended but only temporarily for 60 days. Most of US Immigration visas and programs are still open! President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he has partially suspended immigration to the United States, with the aim of keeping foreigners out of local jobs during the […]
Trump Executive Order Suspending US Immigration: What This Really Means and What You Should Do
*Update 4/23/2020 11:07am The rule largely hits negatively the following groups – Parents of US citizens, Siblings of US citizens, Spouses and minor children of permanent residents, Green card lottery winners People NOT effected (These visa are still open) Spouses & minor children of US citizens, Special Immigrant Visas, EB-5 investor visas, Temporary visas of any kind—All work, […]
If My US Visa Has Expired, What Do I Do?
Many times individuals have found themselves in a situation where their US Visa has expired and as some may know, it’s extremely important to understand what that means for one’s immigration status. Whether you are on a visitor visa, study permit, or work permit, an expired visa is something to take seriously as it could […]
US Immigration Lawyers Plan to Sue Government in Response to Coronavirus
On April 3, 2020, the American Immigration Lawyers Association filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Immigration Lawyers demanded that the USCIS suspend/freeze visa deadlines for foreign nationals in the US. Within the filed suit the lawyers demanded “immediate suspension of immigration benefit deadlines and the maintenance of status for […]
Section 1325 Immigration Law: Effects, Changes
What is Section 1325? Blease’s law passed and became Section 1325 in the U.S. Code. For the first time in U.S. history, the law made it a crime for some people to cross the border. Section 1325 is set to incriminate offenses relating to (1)improper entry into the United State, (2)entry into marriage for the […]
Is USCIS Processing Immigration Applications?
Yes! The USCIS is still processing US immigration applications. Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has suspended in-person services until at least April 1st. This was an effort to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Although the in-person services, the USCIS is still processing immigration applications! The only […]