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November is USCIS Military Family Month
Mario A. Godoy

In appreciation for the support military families provide for military members, November is USCIS Military Family Month. Spouses and children of activ...

Are You Eligible For A USCIS Fee Waiver?
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognizes that some applicants cannot afford to pay immigration filing fees. USCIS has established ...

Do You Serve In The US Military But Are Not A Citizen – Yet?
Mario A. Godoy

Since 2002, USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) has naturalized more than 148,000 U.S. military service members at home and abroad. If y...

Duplicate PIMs No Longer Needed for Form I-129 Submissions
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that a duplicate Petition for Non-Immigrant Workers (PIMs) copy is no longer needed for Fo...

Federal Marijuana Pardons Do Not Apply To Undocumented Immigrants
Mario A. Godoy

President Joe Biden recently announced pardons for nearly 6,500 Americans convicted on federal marijuana possession charges. This is part of an execut...

Are You Eligible For Naturalization?
Mario A. Godoy

Do you want to become a U.S. citizen – but you’re unsure if you are eligible? The  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rece...

Ethiopia Designated for Temporary Protected Status
Mario A. Godoy

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Ethiopia has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months on October 21, 202...

New Naturalization Disability Waiver Is More Accessible
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has shortened and simplified the naturalization disability waiver. This is the waiver that exempts i...

USCIS Extends Some COVID Deadlines
Mario A. Godoy

In good news for immigration applicants caught up in the immigration backlog caused by the pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)...

New Venezuela Immigrant Policy Launches Oct 12
Mario A. Godoy

The Biden administration recently extended a program allowing Venezuelans in the United States to legally stay in the U.S. under Temporary Protected ...

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