Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

New Immigration Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans
Mario A. Godoy

The Department of Homeland Security announced on January 6, 2023, new immigration processes through which nationals of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Vene...

What Is An Expedited Immigration Request?
Mario A. Godoy

Many foreigners are concerned about the immigration backlog that USCIS is currently experiencing. In the best of circumstances, U.S. Citizenship and I...

USCIS Announces New Guidelines for 1 Year EAD For Laid-Off Workers
Mario A. Godoy

Many H-1B workers and other nonimmigrant workers have suffered from widespread layoffs in recent months. This includes foreign workers in the technolo...

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...

USCIS Issues New Guidance to Minimize Immigration Delays
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), on November 16, 2022, issued an alert for immigration attorneys and the public who scan and upload ...

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 ...

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...

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)...

Phase 3 of USCIS I-140 Premium Processing Starts Sept 15
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began expanding premium processing earlier this year for certain petitioners who have a pending Form...

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