Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

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...

How To Transfer a Green Card to Another Employer
Mario A. Godoy

Under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act (AC21), some H-1B professionals can transfer their employment-sponsored green card...

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 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...

What Is An Affidavit of Support for Family Based Green Card?
Mario A. Godoy

If you want to sponsor a family member to move to the United States, you will be asked to complete an Affidavit of Support to demonstrate that you are...

Sunday, July 24 is National Parents Day: Help Your Parents Get Their Green Card
Mario A. Godoy

In 1994, Congress unanimously passed “The Parents’ Day Resolution” and established the fourth Sunday of July as a day to celebrate and recognize...

Responding Promptly to a Request for Evidence
Mario A. Godoy

If you apply for an employment-based green card, you may receive a Request for Evidence (RFE) for your Form I-693 from USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Imm...

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