Category Archives: Immigrant Visa

Green Card Holder Stranded Outside the US Due to COVID-19

As more and more individuals have found themselves stranded outside the US due to COVID-19, the question for permanent residents is more than mere inconvenience.  A US legal permanent resident is bound by fixed time frames. Specifically, an absence from … Continue reading

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Trump Executive Order Bans Most Immigration for 60 Days

Regardless of country, President Trump has banned immigration of those outside the United States as of midnight on April 23, 2020.  This means that a) those seeking admission to the US as immigrants, b) are located outside the US and … Continue reading

Posted in Adjustment of Status, Department of State, Diversity Visa Lottery, DV-2020, EB-5, Family Immigration, H-1B, Immigrant Visa, L-1 Visa, O-1 Visa | Leave a comment

FAQ on New Public Charge Rules – Part 1: Trouble ahead for Older Immigrants, Diversity Lottery Winners, and Immigrants without Job Offers, English Skills, or University Education

What are the new Public Charge Rules? Section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act makes inadmissible immigrants who are “likely at any time to become a public charge”.  Practically speaking, in the past, if the sponsor in the United … Continue reading

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