The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS or the Service) made an announcement July of 2016 regarding the expansion of the existing rule governing the provisional waiver process. This rule will allow certain individuals that were eligible by statute but not covered by the 2013 rule, to apply for the waiver. The waiver was created to support family unity. Under the original rule, only some immediate relatives of a U.S. citizen was eligible for the waiver process.
This is the “Final Rule”. It is called final because under the 2013 rule only immediate relatives of a U.S. citizen were eligible to apply for the process and now, the final rule covers all the eligible the individuals that were covered by the statute. Qualification for this waiver requires that the applicants to establish that their U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident spouse or parents would experience “extreme hardship” due to the inadmissibility of the applicant into the country.
This this rule there is also an updated Form I-601A, (Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver). uscis.gov/i-601a
This rule goes came into effect on August 29th, 2016. Applicants must use the updated version of the form.
Immediate family of a member of the United States Armed Forces, whether spouses, children and parents who have died in combat while they were serving and active; now will be benefited to obtain citizenship.Military service are usually categorized as US Army, Navy, US Navy (Marines), Coast Guard and certain components of the National Guard and the Army Reserve. Continue reading “Family benefits for American citizen’s survivors of war”
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS or the Service) made an announcement July of 2016 regarding the expansion of the existing rule governing the provisional waiver process. This rule will allow certain individuals that were eligible by statute but not covered by the 2013 rule, to apply for the waiver. The waiver was created to support family unity. Under the original rule, only some immediate relatives of a U.S. citizen was eligible for the waiver process. Continue reading “Final Rule For Tthe Unlawful Precense Waiver Process”
Over the past 14 months, Donald Trump has been telling anyone that he will not only construct a big border wall along the U.S. southern border, but also that Mexico will have to pay for it.
After Trump landed in Phoenix he discovered that Enrique Peña president from Mexico had tweeted that he announced to the Republican presidential nominee during a private meeting that Mexico would will refuse to pay for the construction of a wall typically to guard only the United States.
Continue reading “Donald Trump’s visit to Mexico ends with President Peña debating his comments”
Anytime immigration knocks at your door before you open the door you have the right to ask whether ICE officer brought a warrant or not.
What is a warrant? A warrant contains specific information about the person they are looking for and also specifies the reason why they are looking for that person.
ICE can use many tactics against you such as:
1. We just need to answer some questions
– Do not answer any questions, you have the right to remain silent until the officer gives you the warrant signed by a judge.
2. We need you to sign a document
– Do not sign any document that you cannot understand or that is not under your name.
3. The officer may present you a warrant
– Immediately note that the warrant contains your full name, otherwise you are not required to open the door if the order is not in your name.
4. An ICE officer may lie about another person they are looking for
– Do not fall for any of these tactics you can protect your rights.
Share this information to help inform people in our community about the steps to be taken in such situations. Do not be afraid you also have rights!
Let’s start by naming one of the greatest remedies to cancel the deportation to cause hurt the immigration judge by the situation that you and your family are going through. For an immigration service officer can grant such remedies you will have to demonstrate the level of difficulty for which you and your family can go through if you were deported. It is very important that you understand what is required to cancel a deportation.
Continue reading “The law of 10 years: Canceling the deportation”
A spouse, child or abused parent may file a petition auto immigrant visa under the law of violence against women or known as VAWA for its acronym in English. The VAWA program allows certain spouses, children or parents of US citizens and certain spouses, children or parents of permanent residents who obtain a residence card.
These people are eligible to submit its own request without necessarily having knowledge of the abuser. This law was established to allow victims to feel secure and independent of the abuser, the VAWA program applies both to women and men. The abuser will never be notified that his victim this self-asking what immigration benefits under the law of VAWA program.
Continue reading “Permanent residency for abused women and children”
Financing a good education when you don’t have a legal immigration status can be very difficult, but not impossible. Here we shared 5 different scholarships for all students who do not have documents in the United States.
Amount: $ 500- $ 5,000 (for 34 students) It is considered with priority: February 28, 2015 Last day to apply: March 30, 2015
– Minimum 3.0 GPA
– Hispanic origin
– The first generation to attend college
– Demonstrate financial need
– For high school students, students transferring from community college, or university students.
– For more information on this scholarship visit: https://univision.hsfts.net/#/
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