Family-Based U.S. Immigration

DACA Termination FAQs

9/5/17 - DACA decision - DHS FAQs - eligible renewals can be filed through 10/5/17 Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Release Date: September 5, 2017 The following are frequently asked questions on the September 5, 2017 Rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. Q1: Why is [...]

Starting October 1, 2017, USCIS Will Require Additional In-Person Interviews for Employment-Based Green Card Applicants and Others

WHAT IS USCIS CHANGING U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin expanding in-person interviews for certain immigration benefit applicants. Starting October 1, 2017, USCIS will begin to phase-in interviews for the following: Adjustment of status (“green card”) applications based on employment Refugee/asylee relative petitions Previously, it was discretionary on whether applicants in these categories [...]

Schunk Law Firm PC – FAQ – How to apply for a foreign relative or friend to enter the US for the holidays

Generally, if the relative or friend wants to visit (and not live in) the United States, and they are from a visa-waiver / ESTA country (http://www.esta.us/visa_waiver_countries.html), no visa will be required. The individual can generally enter the US for up to 90 days as long as there are no criminal or previous US immigration issues [...]

September 8th, 2016|Family-Based U.S. Immigration|

A Follow-Up to the DACA / DAPA US Supreme Court Ruling in U.S. v. Texas

On June 23, 2016, the US Supreme Court had a 4-4 deadlock in U.S. v. Texas. This means that the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) remains blocked. The ruling does not directly impact the original DACA program launched in 2012. [...]

June 27th, 2016|Family-Based U.S. Immigration, News|