A Win in Niz-Chavez v. Garland

Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed immigrants a major win in Niz-Chavez v. Garland. The case concerned the requirements in the Notice to Appear, the charging document in removal proceedings. This decision has major implications on a non-permanent resident’s eligibility for Cancellation of Removal. Congress enacted IIRIRA in 1996 limiting a non-lawful permanent resident’s eligibility for…

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USCIS Re-designates Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status. The Temporary Protected Status program shields nationals of Syria and those who last resided in Syria from removal from the United States. The program also allows these nationals to apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that permit them to work…

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USCIS Designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has designated Venezuelans for Temporary Protected Status. The Temporary Protected Status program shields nationals of Venezuela and those who last resided in Venezuela from removal from the United States. The program also allows these nationals to apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that allow them to work…

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Biden’s “New Green Card” Rule

Since the election of President Biden and the new immigration rules that were adopted, we have been getting many calls regarding the “new green card rule”. However, the Biden administration has not established a new green card rule, but has, through executive orders, changed some old ruled established by the Trump administration. What are some…

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AILA Wins Injunction Against EOIR Fee Increases

On December 18, 2020, the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the Department of Justice organization responsible for immigration court administration published a new rule to increase filing fees before its agencies. The rule increased filing fees for almost all forms filed before immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Almost immediately, advocacy groups sued…

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Five Questions Answered About United States Permanent Residence

Permanent residence in the United States is a dream for many. It is the first step towards gaining United States citizenship. I will discuss five key questions when it comes to permanent residence in the United States. I hope this will help you determine if you qualify for residence and how to keep permanent residence…

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Federal Court Review Of Immigration Petitions

Can I Sue the U.S. Government for Denials of Immigration Benefits? I’m Ahmad Yakzan from the American Dream™ law office and the leader of the American Dream team™. Today I want to talk to you about something that’s very important which is federal court review of immigration petitions. Now, we’re not talking about removal proceedings…

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All You Need To Know About K Visas

A K visa might be a great way to an expedited process to bring your significant others to the United States. The K visa allows either a fiancé or a spouse to come to the United States to process their permanent residence. In the post I will discuss the K visa process, things to watch…

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Who Is Eligible to Self-Petition For VAWA?

One of the best laws Congress passed to protects victims of domestic violence if the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The act allows battered and abused spouses of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to self-petition for permanent residence. The VAWA self-petition is confidential, and the abuser will not be informed of the initiation…

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All You Need To Know About Citizenship Through Naturalization

Anyone who is born in the United States is automatically a citizen under the 14th Amendment. So one question I get asked a lot, how do I become a citizen if I were not born in the United States. In this post, I will discuss citizenship through naturalization. So, here’s all you need to know…

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