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The USCIS Temporarily Extending Validity Period of Form I-693

Commencing August 12, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily extending the validity period for Form I-693 due to COVID-19 related delays in processing. This extension was put in place to ensure that applicants are able to complete the needed medical examinations required for immigration into the…
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What to Know About 3-10 Bar Waivers in New York

The United States has issued many rules and regulations when it comes to being able to enter the country. If an individual fails to follow the proper protocols and enters the United States, they may face a 3-10 Year Bar. This can impact not only the individual barred from entering…
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Green Card and Social Security Number Applications Now in One

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced this month that immigrants that are applying for a green card within the United States can now also apply for a Social Security number all through the same application. This new policy of morphing the green card and Social Security…
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New Immigration Agency Director Appointed | What to Know

On August 3rd, Ur Mendoza Jaddou was appointed as the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Read on to learn more about the new director. What is Jaddou's Background? Before being appointed director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Jaddou served as chief counsel at USCIS from June 2014…
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What to Know About Naturalization in New York

The process of naturalization can be complex, but knowing what to expect can make it easier. Read on to learn more about the process. How Can I Obtain Naturalization? There are three main ways one can obtain citizenship, including: Family-based: This is an option if you are an immediate relative…
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H-2B Petitions for Returning Workers 2021 | What to Know

The H-2B visa programs allow United States employers to bring foreigners to the country in order to fill nonagricultural jobs. The work is temporary, meaning it will only occur one time, it is seasonal work, or it is either peak-load or intermittent need. This is a highly competitive program for…
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