Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

February 1 is National Freedom Day: Our Resolve To Fight Human Trafficking
Mario A. Godoy

Wednesday, February 1, is National Freedom Day. President Abraham Lincoln signed a resolution to abolish slavery on February 1, 1865, which became the...

New Illinois US Rep Delia Ramirez Is A Latina Child Of Immigrants In A Mixed Household
Mario A. Godoy

New Illinois U.S. Representative Delia Ramirez gives hope and pride to many Illinois immigrants. Democratic state representative Delia Ramirez made hi...

Expired Green Card Travel Tip
Mario A. Godoy

USCIS reminds green card holders who plan to travel outside the country that if your green card is expiring and you have filed an I-90 to replace it, ...

New Green Card Application Form Goes Into Effect December 23
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a new form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (AOS), tha...

USCIS Extends Green Cards 24 Months For Naturalization Applicants
Mario A. Godoy

Green card holders who apply for naturalization got an early Christmas present this year. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is automat...

Stokes Interviews and Marriage Green Cards
Mario A. Godoy

An American citizen can file a visa petition to sponsor a spouse to get their own green card. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (...

How Polish Nationals Can Get A Green Card In Chicago: Free Guide
Mario A. Godoy

900,000 Polish Americans live in Chicago and the surrounding area – and you or your loved one could become one of them! It is unsurprising that ...

Validity of Green Cards Extended to 24 Months
Mario A. Godoy

On September 28, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that effective September 26, it has automatically extended the validity o...

New Rules Make It Easier for Low-Income Immigrants to Get Green Cards
Mario A. Godoy

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that a new regulation “will codify longstanding standards that dictate when immigrants can b...

Final Rule Published On Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility
Mario A. Godoy

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the final rule on September 8 that restored the Public Charge rule for noncitizens. It also r...

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