Court blocks Trump's 'public burden' immigration rule in several states

On Tuesday, August 4, a federal appeals court blocked the Trump administration's controversial "public burden" rule in three states, which has kept many immigrants afraid to seek medical attention during the coronavirus pandemic, writes CNN. The court blocked the execution of the rule in Connecticut, New York ...

5 worst mistakes immigrants make when applying for US citizenship

The dream of hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the United States is to take the Oath of Allegiance one day during a naturalization ceremony and become a US citizen, the Miami Herald notes. Immigrant lawyers recommend that those who are eligible to apply for citizenship do so now: before ...

'Terrible Consequences': New USCIS Rules for US Asylum Seekers Come into Effect

In late June 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced two regulatory changes aimed at making it impossible for asylum seekers to work legally in the United States while they await their asylum applications. By increasing the obstacles, ...

USCIS Raises Prices for Immigration Services: Full Changelog

Effective October 2, 2020, a new US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) service fee rule will take effect. The agency has been working for almost nine months to change the structure of immigration fees and have presented updated prices on the official website of the Department of Internal ...

'The Last Nail in the Coffin': How USCIS Financial Problems Destroy US Immigration

Kenneth Palinkas commutes every week from his home in Queens to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Federal Plaza in New York. He's carrying a suitcase full of green card applications and status adjustments, which he is reviewing and ...

US National Visa Application Center: what it is for and how it works

The National Visa Application Center (NVC) is the part of the US Department of State that performs visa pre-processing tasks on behalf of US embassies. Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, NVC handles most of the basic processing of immigrant visas (green cards) to take the burden off each embassy. Also…

USCIS announced a large-scale delay in the issuance of green cards and work permits

The massive delay in the production of green cards and other documents, including work permits, stems from budget problems at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), CNN reported. According to a warning issued on July 22 by the agency's ombudsman, the continuing backlog in the production of green cards and other documents was ...

States of the USA, where Russians are best treated: impressions of an immigrant

The author of the Rides on the Shelves channel on Yandex.Zen shared her own impressions of which American states are good at treating newcomers and immigrants from Russia. Further - from the first person. The United States and Russia perceive each other with distrust, this is a fact. And at ...

Contradictory and confusing: what's wrong with Trump's promised changes in US immigration policy

US President Donald Trump has promised changes in immigration policy. However, Trump's comments on this matter were contradictory and confusing, AP notes. Trump spoke out about immigration innovations after the Supreme Court rejected his attempts to end the DACA program, which protects ...

'Strong and very soon': Trump has announced a change in US immigration policy

U.S. President Donald Trump has long sought to redefine the U.S. immigration system in order to base immigration on merit rather than family ties. Immigration remains one of the defining accents of Trump's election campaign, aimed at re-election in November this year, writes ...

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