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September 17: What Does Citizenship Day 2022 Mean for Immigrants?
Mario A. Godoy

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution. On September 17, Americans celebrate Constitution Day 2022 in addition to Ci...

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...

What Does the DACA Final Rule Mean?
Mario A. Godoy

The Biden administration has issued a final rule on the DACA program for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children with the goal of stre...

Beware of Immigration Scams
Mario A. Godoy

Immigration scams and fraud are serious problems and hurt innocent foreign victims and businesses. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides ...

Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program Resumes

Family reunification remains a key component of U.S. immigration policy. Currently, the Cuban people are confronting a humanitarian crisis, and the Un...

How To Sponsor Your Wife For a Green Card: Sunday September 18 Is Wife Appreciation Day
Mario A. Godoy

Happy wife, happy life! Wife Appreciation Day is on September 18. Also called National Wife Day, it is a day for husbands to show and tell their wives...

National Grandparents Day is September 11: Do You Want to Sponsor Your Parents For A Green Card?
Mario A. Godoy

Family reunification is an important part of United States immigration policies. Family reunification is the best opportunity for someone to qualify t...

USCIS Reaches 65,000 H-1B Visa Cap For 2023
Mario A. Godoy

USCIS announced on August 24, 2022, that it reached the federally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for 2023 as well as the 20,000 H-1B visa for the US ad...

Adoptee Rights Campaign: Citizenship Rights for Adult Intercountry Adoptees
Mario A. Godoy

According to the Adoptee Rights Campaign, since the close of WWII,  Americans have adopted more than 500,000 children from more than 100 countries. T...

Proposed Permanent Virtual I-9 Document Review
Mario A. Godoy

The United States Department of Human Services  (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has proposed new rules to permanently allow employers...

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