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November 24, 2020
HISTORY OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (VAWA) ACT AS LAW

At the time of this election and all of us waiting with bated breath to see the swearing-in of Joe Biden as the new President of the United States, I thought this would be a good opportunity to remember the history of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed 26 years ago in 1994 by […]


November 18, 2020
USCIS updates policy manual for Green Card Case Interviews

USCIS makes an update to the Policy Manual instructing its officers what are the Positive and Negative Factors to consider in Family-based, Asylee and Work-Based Green Card Interviews  USCIS makes an update to the Policy Manual instructing its officers what are the Positive and Negative Factors to consider in Family-based, Asylee and Work-Based Green Card […]


November 5, 2020
COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS CAUSING RISING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

For many women these times of the Covid-19 pandemic and political upheaval in US are HARD times of BIG stress and they are experiencing domestic violence every day. For many, staying home together is NOT safe. Women all around us, in rich and poor neighborhoods, women of all colors and religions, uptown and in the […]


November 4, 2020
5 UPDATED TIPS FOR MARRIAGE-BASED GREEN CARD PROCESS

Hi, guys! Marina Shepelsky here. I am an immigration attorney for almost 20 years, and today I want to give you 5 updated tips for improving the process of Green Card through Marriage to a US Citizen, after all the recent changes to the process and the Public Charge inadmissibility (Public Benefits) Rules: When filing […]


November 2, 2020
How to see if you are eligible for asylum?

(1) ASYLUM First, does the following apply to you: 1. Did you come to US less than 1 year ago? 2. Are you unable or unwilling to return to your native country? 3. Are you in one of the 5 protected categories – will your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or […]


August 5, 2020
USCIS FEES ARE INCREASING AS OF OCTOBER 2, 2020

On August 3, 2020, USCIS published a Final Rule that changes many USCIS application filing fees. On average, the new amounts are 20% higher than the current numbers. The last time USCIS updated its fee structure was in December 2016 by a weighted average increase of 21%. This Final Rule also created new filing fees. […]


August 5, 2020
Big Divorce news of the day, and this one involves celebrities!

Dr. Dre’s wife Nicole Young is going to have a separate mini-trial to void her Pre-Nup that she signed under duress in her divorce case. In other words, she wants the court of declare her Pre-Nuptial Agreement invalid and not follow its terms when dividing up the couple’s assets and awarding alimony. Andre Romelle Young, […]


July 27, 2020
VAWA I-360 PETITION WITH GREEN CARD

VAWA I-360 PETITION WITH GREEN CARD — LEGALIZE IF YOU ARE STILL UNDOCUMENTED IN U.S. AND MARRIED TO a U.S. CITIZEN OR a GREEN CARD HOLDER WITH MARRIAGE PROBLEMS.


July 27, 2020
USCIS GOES ROGUE AND FOLLOWS ITS OWN AGENDA INSTEAD OF OBEYING FEDERAL COURT RULINGS AND BLOCKS DACA APPLICANTS

A Supreme Court ruling and a Maryland federal court ruling ordering USCIS to continue processing DACA applications are not good enough for USCIS.


July 27, 2020
ICE BANS NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM ENTERING US TO ATTEND ONLINE ONLY CLASSES

ICE announced on July 24, 2020 that despite the settlement with Harvard and MIT, only currently enrolled F-1 ans M-1 international students can attend ‘online only’ classes. No new students can come for colleges that will do classes online.  ICE will bar entry to NEW F-1 and M-1 international students who received their student visa […]


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