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Proposed Rolling Green Card Registry Date
Mario A. Godoy

A proposed change to the registry law section of U.S. immigration law could allow hundreds of thousands to become green card holders to apply for perm...

USCIS Restores TPS Travel Authorization
Mario A. Godoy

Effective immediately, TPS holders may once again seek travel authorization from USCIS by requesting a TPS Travel Authorization. U.S. Citizenship and...

USCIS Recruits Citizenship Ambassadors to Encourage Naturalization
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recruited 8 citizenship Ambassadors to encourage naturalization applications. Most ambassadors a...

Venezuela TPS Extended Through March 2024
Mario A. Godoy

The Biden administration has extended a program that allows Venezuelans currently in the United States to legally stay in the U.S. under Temporary Pro...

USCIS to Reissue 280,000 Available Green Cards
Mario A. Godoy

USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) is working against a September 30 deadline to reissue 280,000 available green cards and avoid the re...

Expedited Green Cards for STEM Applicants Gets Bipartisan Push
Mario A. Godoy

A new proposed amendment to the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act H.R. 7900 would provide expedited green cards for STEM applicants in ce...

What Happens If You Get Divorced After Receiving A Green Card?
Mario A. Godoy

Conditional green card holders who are on a two-year green card through marriage typically file a joint petition with their spouse to have a removal o...

Form I-130 Tips to Avoid Delays and Extra Fees
Mario A. Godoy

On July 11, 2022,  the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman issued tips to avoid delays and extra fees when filing Form I-130...

Top 5 Birth Countries for Naturalized Citizens in the US
Mario A. Godoy

To celebrate the 4th of July, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held naturalization ceremonies across the United States t...

Supreme Court Rules the Biden Administration Can End MPP
Mario A. Godoy

On June 30, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Biden administration has the authority to end MPP (the Migrant Protection Protocols), commo...

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