The United States does offer a pathway by which a US citizen can file a petition to bring a sibling to the United States as a permanent resident. Siblings are “Fourth Preference” family class immigrants which does mean they could wait a long time before they are allowed to enter the United States or receive…

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.  DHS will open a 60-day public comment period for the public to submit comments relevant to the proposed rule. The new rule would fully reinstate DACA.  Further, it…

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If you have a valuable employee that you’d like to keep around indefinitely then you can sponsor them for a green card by going through a specific application process. You can only do this for EB visa holders or dual-intent temporary work visa holders like the H1-B, the L-1, and the O-1 work visas. Here’s…

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The Biden administration has announced that it would begin accepting new applications for the Central American Minors (CAM) initiative, an Obama-era immigration policy that aims to offer a safe and legal way for migrant children to reach the southern border. Upon announcing that new petitions will be accepted, the departments of State and Homeland Security…

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The Diversity Visa was established in 1990 to increase the number of immigrants from nations who have not, historically, sent as many people to the United States.  How many diversity visas are there? The US government issues roughly 50,000 diversity visas every year.  Who is eligible for a diversity visa? Prospective immigrants from countries who…

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On July 26, 2021, US Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California introduced H.R. 4681, also known as the Let Immigrants Kickstart Employment (LIKE) Act. The bill rewards immigrants who want to establish and develop venture-capital backed start-up companies in the United States in the hopes that this will lead to economic growth and create jobs for…

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You might be surprised to learn that marriage fraud is big business. For example, in 2020 a California resident by the name of Chang Yu “Andy” He was arrested for coordinating sham marriages between Chinese nationals and U.S. citizens in exchange for cash. How much cash? $10,000 up front, then $25,000 when the Chinese national…

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Visitor’s visas are called “B” visas, and they’re the most common type of visa that USCIS issues. They come in two forms: the B-1 visa for business visitors and the B-2 visa for people who are coming to the United States either to visit family members, or as tourists. A B visa lets you be…

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USCIS announced that the original lottery conducted earlier this year did not result in sufficient numbers of selections to reach the yearly numerical cap.  They will be conducting a second lottery among those who filed their registration to fill the cap.  Selectees will be notified via their online USCIS account if they are chosen in…

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Once you successfully complete the process to become a United States Citizen it is very difficult to take your citizenship away from you.  However, there are a limited number of circumstances in which it is possible to revoke your United States citizenship. Here’s what you need to know.  You can have your citizenship revoked if…

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