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10 Benefits Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen: Free Guide
Mario A. Godoy

Are you a green card holder living in the United States? You pay taxes just like everyone else. You have to follow the rules like everyone else. But y...

Do You Live In A Mixed-Status Household: Free Guide
Mario A. Godoy

How would you feel if one or both of your parents were facing the threat of deportation? Or your spouse? What about a sibling? What type of fear would...

Updated Evidence Guidelines for O-1B Visa Applicants
Mario A. Godoy

An O-1B nonimmigrant visa is for foreign nationals who have extraordinary abilities or achievements in the arts, motion picture, or television industr...

Immigration and Women’s History Month
Mario A. Godoy

Women immigrants have played an essential role in the growth and development of the United States. Women from all over the world have migrated to Amer...

USCIS Clarifies Occupations Eligible For H-1B Visas
Mario A. Godoy

USCIS has clarified which ‘Specialty Occupations’ are eligible for H-1B visas in response to a lawsuit challenging Trump-era restrictions ...

Check The Status of Your USCIS Receipt Notice
Mario A. Godoy

Are you waiting for your receipt notice on a pending USCIS case? Are you concerned you may have missed the delivery of a U.S. Citizenship and Immigrat...

USCIS Interview Waivers for Marriage Based Visa
Mario A. Godoy

USCIS has recently started waiving interviews for certain marriage-based visa applications. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has requ...

Illinois Proposes Bill To Allow Noncitizens to Vote In School Board Races
Mario A. Godoy

Illinois state lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow noncitizens to vote in school board races. But only if they have children enrolled in...

Updates to Age Calculation for Certain Adjustment of Status Applicants
Mario A. Godoy

USCIS made updates to age calculation for certain adjustment of status applicants on February 14, 2023. They also updated how they calculate the age o...

US to Allow L-1 and H-1B Visa Holders to Renew Without Leaving the Country
Mario A. Godoy

The U.S. State Department plans to resume allowing H-1B visa holders to renew their visas without leaving the country. Under a pilot program to launch...

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