Exceptions to Suspension of Entry Due to COVID Surge in India – What to Know and How to Apply for a National Interest Exception Waiver

2021-05-13T21:13:33+00:00May 13, 2021|

Introduction For the past 10 days, we have been fielding calls from clients who have a compelling need to travel to, or from India. Unfortunately, the Presidential Proclamation[1] that went into effect on May 4th has made an already complex situation, more difficult. The US Embassies in India have suspended all routine non immigrant [...]

Presidential Proclamation Limiting Entry of Certain Nonimmigrants

2020-06-23T01:43:40+00:00Jun 23, 2020|

This evening, President Trump issued a proclamation continuing Proclamation 10014 from April 22nd   At the outset, here is what you need to know: Most domestic immigration – H-1Bs, L-1s, Os, Ps and all other forms of nonimmigrant visas including, H-1B CAP filings are unaffected Change of Employment and Extensions of nonimmigrant status can continue [...]

USCIS Expands Guidance Related to Naturalization Requirement of Good Moral Character

2019-12-17T15:56:32+00:00Dec 17, 2019|

USCIS expanded its policy guidance regarding unlawful acts that may prevent an applicant from meeting the good moral character requirement for naturalization. The commission of, or conviction or imprisonment for, an unlawful act, during the statutory period for naturalization, may render an applicant ineligible for naturalization should the act be found to adversely reflect on [...]

Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the U.S. Healthcare System

2019-10-10T14:43:50+00:00Oct 10, 2019|

On 10/4/19, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of immigrants who “will financially burden the U.S. healthcare system,” effective at 12:01 am (ET) on 11/3/19. Immigrants must have approved health insurance coverage within 30 days of entry, or be able to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs. Please see presidential document for more [...]

USCIS Announces Plan to Improve the Naturalization Test

2019-07-24T16:11:52+00:00Jul 24, 2019|

USCIS is revising the current naturalization test with improvements to ensure it continues to serve as an accurate measure of a naturalization applicant’s civics knowledge and that it reflects best practices in adult education assessments. The former USCIS director signed the Revision of the Naturalization Civics Test Memorandum. This memorandum announces the revision of the [...]

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