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Green Card Wealth Test Blocked by Judge

Many opponents of the green card wealth test were pleased when a federal judge stopped the proposed plan in late July. Although the government has not been halted from using a wealth test to evaluate green card applicants, the move has given non-citizens hope that they will have one less barrier to obtain citizenship.

What is the Green Card Wealth Test?

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Businesses Bring Suit Over New H-1B Visa Rules

Industry groups that represent business owners, manufacturers, and retailers brought suit against the Trump administration alleging that the President exceeded his authority when he announced a plan to halt several work visas that allowed hundreds of thousands of high-skilled foreign workers to hold jobs in the U.S.

The suit was filed on July 21 in federal court in San Francisco against the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department,

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How can I Sponsor Relatives for a Green Card?

Now more than ever, families need to stick together. One way to achieve this goal is by sponsoring family members to become lawful permanent residents of the United States. Helping relatives obtain green cards can be a challenging process, so it is important to understand the proper steps. There are forms that must be completed and evidence to show proof of the sponsor’s status and familial relationship,

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New Visa Rules for International Students

In addition to record numbers of casualties, the current COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily lives and caused widespread uncertainty. As the fall season approaches, educators at all levels must make decisions about whether to offer in-person classes. Many health experts are recommending a completely virtual approach to prevent a surge in cases, but this approach may have unintended consequences for international students.

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule that would adjust fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests

Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule that would adjust fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recovers its costs of services.

A recent USCIS fee review determined that current fees do not recover the cost of providing adjudication and naturalization services.

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Will Lying Lead to Citizenship Denial?

Character matters, especially to United States officials who examine citizenship paperwork from foreign applicants seeking naturalization. One way that non-citizens can prove they are of good moral character is by being truthful. Though it might be tempting to lie about past experiences or a current issue, lying only makes the road to citizenship harder or even impossible.

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