Month: September 2017

Green Card Lottery 2019

If you have been waiting to get a green card through the Diversity Visa lottery 2019, the time for you to submit your entry is here. You can file your entry between Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:00 noon and Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 12:00 noon. The requirements for the lottery program have not …

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Immigration Fact of the Week (September 11 – 17)

Quick Facts on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) The DACA program has changed. It has been phased out by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Here are few quick facts about the program. Around 690,000 undocumented youth have received DACA, as of Sept. 5, 2017.  Deferred action status granted under the DACA program does …

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DACA Comes to a Halt, Window to Save for Congress

On September 5, 2017, Jeff Sessions announced the USCIS will be rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program better known as DACA. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will have a 6-month window to determine the future of DACA. USCIS will adjudicate, on a case by case basis, all properly filed DACA applications. According to DHS, …

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In-Person Interview Requirements for Green Card Applicants

Certain green card applicants will soon be required to undergo in-person interviews. This new policy will go into effect on October 1, 2017. This step could further slow down the green card process that is already slow. The requirement is a part of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist …

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Trump to End DACA, Report Says

President Donald Trump is expected to announce plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented by the Obama administration. This program gives young undocumented immigrants a temporary reprieve from deportation. Under this DACA program, more than 800,000 undocumented youth who came here as children have received work permits and a temporary …

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