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Temporary Protected Status: An Overview For 2022

What are the benefits of Temporary Protected Status? Is TPS the same as Asylum? Can Temporary Protected Status Lead To A Green Card? Who Qualifies For Temporary Protection Status? How do you apply for TPS? How Long Does It Take To Get Temporary Protection Status? What’s new in TPS for…

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Marriage Based Green Cards: Top Questions & Mistakes 2021 / 2022

Does Getting Married automatically get me a green card? How long does it take to get a marriage based green card? Does criminal activity or border crossing affect marriage based or family immigration? Can I still apply for marriage-based immigration if I am gay and from a country where it…

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Extraordinary Ability? How to be approved quickly for a US visa

What are the categories for Extraordinary Ability? What are the differences between the O-1 Visa & the EB-1A? What is an EB-1A? What is the O-1 Visa for Extraordinary Ability? What is considered an Extraordinary Ability? SO WHY IS IT SO TOUGH TO GET AN O-1 or EB-1A? Getting a…

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DACA Flip Flop Yet Again! Young immigrants in limbo. . .

Is DACA still in place? Who can apply for DACA? Can you currently renew your previous DACA status? If you are not yet a Dreamer, here is what you need to know to apply. Not in the DACA program? Don’t despair. DACA recipients are currently in limbo again Despite the…

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Changes in removal and deportation regulations Feb 2021

ICE Sets Out Temporary New Guidelines for Deportation / Removal

Why Did Ice Need Interim Guidelines? What Has Changed In The Immigration Guidelines For Removal? The 3 Priority Areas: National Security, Border Security & Public Safety In the whirlwind of change that has marked the beginning of the Biden administration, ICE has received some changes to their guidelines for removal…

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Green card expired? Don't panic. Here's what you need to know.

Expired Green Card? Don’t Panic. Here’s What To Do.

What Is A Green Card What Happens When My Green Card Expires What Problems Do I Face From Having An Expired Green Card We’ve been getting a lot of panicked phone calls lately from clients who have been granted their permanent residency, but whose green cards are expiring. To this…

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who is better for immigration Trump Or Biden?

Trump or Biden? Who will be better for Immigrants & Immigration?

The election next week is shaping up to be one of the most contentious in history. There is a lot of uncertainty, not only of outcomes, but also as to whether either side will respect or believe the other is ultimately the winner. Many people fervently feel that it is…

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Green cards are still happening

New Trump Immigration Order Flies in the Face of Common Sense

Obviously it’s an understatement to say that the new Trump order stinks. Temporarily suspending the H1B visa, and other work visas makes no sense, by ignoring the US need for workers in healthcare, schools, camps, technology, and so many other industries especially during Covid.  The mythological argument that immigrants steal…

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Good news about Trump's executive order regarding immigration

Some Good Immigration News During the Pandemic

This week I’m going to be talking about some positive things, and giving people some realistic perspective on the executive order that came out from the President last week. I say realistic because as I try to keep to reminding people: you have to be careful what you read, and…

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Trump stops new green cards, but leaves visas during COVID-19

Trump’s plan to limit green cards: five things you need to know

By now you may have heard that President Trump came out on Twitter saying that: “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into…

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How are immigration courts affected by corona virus. Are courts still open

Updates On The Corona Virus & Immigration

A MESSAGE FROM ALL OF US AT HARLAN YORK & ASSOCIATES: We are working remotely during these trying times to make sure we can still support you in your immigration process. Please know you can call us or schedule online appointments for any of your immigration needs. HERE ARE THE…

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Halloween pumpkins are an imported tradtion that immigrants brought to the United States

Immigrants Brought Us Halloween (and many other great traditions)

Many of the great holiday traditions that we currently enjoy were brought to the United States by way of immigration, and Halloween is no different. Human fascination with death and the afterlife has long been part of our history, but the tradition of celebrating Halloween was originally started in Europe…

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