ICE has sent letters to certain DACA recipients saying it will file to administratively reopen closed deportation cases against them. Many of these deportation cases were closed nearly a decade ago, and are against DACA recipients with little or no criminal record. If are a DACA recipient or your case is reopened, we might be […]
USCIS Expands Guidance Related to Naturalization Citizenship Requirement of Good Moral Character (GMC)
Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an applicant for naturalization must establish GMC. Although the INA does not directly define GMC, it does describe certain acts that bar establishing GMC of an applicant. Examples of unlawful acts recognized by case law as barring GMC include, but are not limited to, the following:
Travel outside the United States if I have a greencard application (I-485) adjustment of status application pending
No, not without advance permission. If you depart the United States with a pending Form I-485, you have abandoned your application unless you receive permission in advance from USCIS to return to the United States (Advance Parole)
Additionally, CBP may also consider you ineligible to return to the United States as an F-1 student because your […]
The first decision established that two or more DUI convictions automatically disqualify an immigrant from having “good moral character.”
The second decision decreases states’ ability to modify low-level crimes to avoid triggering immigration consequences. Modifications will now only apply to immigration proceedings if the modification was specifically because of a procedural error.
These decision have serious consequences […]
Courtesy and extracted from ILRC.ORG
The new public charge rule was published on August 14, 2019, but will not go into effect until October 15, 2019. The rule might be stopped or delayed beyond that date by courts.
The new public charge rule does not apply to any immigration applications filed before October 15, 2019.