Green card renewal time? Here are some tips to help the process go smoothly.
What is Temporary Protected Status?
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a provisional immigration status granted to nationals of certain countries experiencing problems that make it difficult or unsafe for the national to return.
The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a country for TPS because of temporary conditions such as national armed conflict or civil war, an environmental disaster (such as an earthquake or flood), or another extraordinary, temporary condition.
The Trump Administration has proposed changes to the international student visas. A summary of the proposal has been prepared by Penn State Law and is available here: https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/pdfs/Immigrants/FJISummary9-27.pdf
At this point, these rules have not been approved. People in the US on student visas continue to be governed by current rules.
Divorce is never easy. But if you’re a foreign national in the US, divorce can affect your US immigration status. Below, I will discuss whether or not a divorce could affect your permanent resident status. If you are in the US as the spouse of a visa holder, the divorce may render your status invalid as of the date of the divorce.
Another day brings another change to US immigration law and practice. As of yesterday, September 29, 2020, a federal court ordered a preliminary injunction against USCIS from implementing its fee increases, which were set to go into effect for all cases filed on or after October 2, 2020. See https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2020/09/30/judge-blocks-uscis-fee-increases-heres-why-it-happened/#6954d313583a.
Injunctions are temporary, and USCIS may ultimately win its campaign of raising fees. With that do not file any application without carefully checking the fees as of the date that you file your application, especially if you are filing after October 2, 2020.
Contact my office if you would like to discuss your immigration status and immigration options that may be available to you.