Considerations for Legal Permanent Residents Outside of the US Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

By Radhika Balaji, Associate Attorney The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedent amount of uncertainty‚ÄĒseveral proclamations, travel restrictions, and government lock downs have prevented many from freely traveling back to the US. Unfortunately, amidst the pandemic, the USCIS has not provided relief to Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) of the US who are stuck out…

USCIS Announces Final Rule to Be Published on Fee Increases

By Roujin Mozaffarimehr Today, USCIS announced that it plans to publish its final rule in the Federal Register on Monday, August 3rd, 2020 to increase fees across the board for immigration-related filings. A copy of the rule for public inspection can be found here. Notable changes include: I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (online…

Program that offered a quick path to Citizenship to foreign nationals through Military Service may not be delivering on that promise

Program that offered a quick path to Citizenship to foreign nationals through Military Service may not be delivering on that promise MAVNI (Military Accessions Vital to National Interest), is a program that was created in 2009 by the Defense Department in order recruit foreign nationals that possess specific skills that are considered valuable to the…