USCIS Announces a Revised Naturalization Civics Test

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today plans to implement a revised version of the naturalization civics test. The agency first announced plans to revise the civics test in July 2019. USCIS revised the civics test as part of a decennial…

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Flawed new H-1B wage rule makes H-1B visa out of reach for many employers

 The Department of Labor has recently enacted a new wage rule requiring businesses to pay their employees holding H-1B visas a mandated wage of $208,000 ($100 an hour). According to the DOL website, this mandated wage is set regardless of…

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2020 Presidential Election Candidates on Immigration

With the 2020 Presidential Election coming up, Badmus & Associates posts this brief guide to compare the two candidates’ positions on immigration issues of concern such as  USCIS accountability, the legalization of unauthorized immigrants, and legal immigration.  USCIS accountability is extremely…

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Benefits of an Adjustment of Status (Green Card) Application

As defined by the USCIS,  adjustment of status is the process that you can use to apply for lawful permanent resident status (also known as applying for a Green Card) when you are present in the United States.  If you are qualified…

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Immigration Attorney Ann Massey Badmus receives 2020 UN Day Global Leadership Award

The Dallas Chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA, a membership organization devoted to strengthening the US-UN relationship through public education and advocacy, announced its winners for the 5th Annual UN Day Global Leadership Awards. Founded on the…

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Congress Greatly Expands Premium Processing For Immigration Applications

The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021, and Other Extensions Act gives the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) access to premium processing funds to pay for operational expenses.  The Act authorizes premium processing services to employment-based nonimmigrant petitions and associated…

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Physician Immigration Q&A Webinar Replay – August 19, 2020

Enjoy this replay of our August 2020 monthly free webinar exclusively for physicians and medical employers. Physicians, if you have an immigration question on your mind, join us for our next free webinar and get the facts about immigration rules…

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Physician Immigration Q&A Webinar Replay – July 16, 2020

Enjoy this replay of our July 2020 monthly free webinar exclusively for physicians and medical employers. Physicians, if you have an immigration question on your mind, join us for our next free webinar and get the facts about immigration rules…

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USCIS Increases Application Fees Starting October 2, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security announced on Friday, July 31 that US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase its fees by an average of 20% starting on October 2, 2020. USCIS cites the fact that it is 97% fee funded and…

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Federal Court Blocks Trump Administration from Implementing Public Charge Rule During Pandemic

On Wednesday, July 29, a Judge in the Southern District of New York ruled that the public charge rule could not be implemented during a national emergency declaration. The public charge rule is explained in a former blog post as…

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