Articles & News

Fees are going up

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) notified the public that filing fees for almost all applications are going up soon, by an average of 21%. USCIS hasn't announced when the fees are going up, but it will probably be in March 2020, but the Trump administration has not yet announced the...


November 2019 DACA Update

In late June 2019, the US Supreme Court announced that it will hear the case on DACA to determine the future of the program. A decision in the case will come sometime in 2020. Several lower courts have held that the DACA program should continue, but the future of the DACA program depends on how the ...


Changes to the Public Charge Rule in Immigration

As you may have heard, the Trump administration is trying to change immigration rules to make it harder to immigrate to the United States through a family member. One of these changes has to do with being a public charge.A law was passed in 1996 that prevents anyone from immigrating to the Unite...


Naturalization Requirements for US Citizenship

This is a reminder of the requirements to become a citizen of the US. I write this because many clients who come and see me make some wrong assumptions about what they need to qualify for citizenship. So here are the requirements:You must be a permanent resident for 5 years. You must pass a...