The I-797 Form is a document the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses to communicate with applicants. Learn what it means and what to do here.
Immigration General Articles
The Form I-765 is a request for an Employment Authorization Document or EAD, which is more commonly known as a work permit. If you will be in the U.S. temporarily and will need a job, you will likely have to file an EAD. Your “work permit”, as you can see below, will be a standard […]
The immigration policy of President Trump has been called hard-line, devastating, cruel, un-American, and anti-family. People are quick to offer their opinions but slow to dive into the actual legislation to discover what it really says. Today we will do just that: dive in. On August 3, Trump announced his support of S. 1720, a […]
In polls, Americans and immigrants alike overwhelmingly cite economic opportunities as the number one reason people choose to immigrate to the United States (74%). About half of Americans believe that once immigrants are here, their talents, experiences and hard work strengthen our nation and in particular improve food, music, and the arts while around a […]
Filling out government forms is never a walk in the park, and mistakes can lead to costs and delays. Confidence in what kind of information your I-90 application is asking for takes a lot of stress out of your submission. Off the tops of our heads, most of us don’t know what our “class of […]
The journey began in Mexico right before Christmas. My mother picked me and my sister up early from school one day. I remember my sister and I were overjoyed to see her because she was usually busy with work and didn’t have time to pick us up from school. I was only seven years old […]
Form N-400 is used to apply for U.S. citizenship through the naturalization process. Lawful permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States who meet the eligibility requirements can file form N-400 to request citizenship. If you need to apply for citizenship, get started here. A green card allows you to become a lawful permanent […]
In 2012, then-Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that her department would not deport certain undocumented young people who came to this country before they were 16 years old. As long as these people were not a threat to national security and met certain other criteria, they could apply for temporary permission to stay […]
Earlier this year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, and added the I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary. This article highlights the changes they made to the I-130 form and explains what the new I-130A form is for. What is the I-130 form? The I-130, Petition for Alien […]
Originally, green cards didn’t come with expiration dates, but in 1989 the U.S. changed the law. Now all green cards expire after 10 years, at which point lawful permanent residents have to renew their cards. Here’s a guide on how to renew your green card.