Why Was My Green Card Application Denied?

Pursuing a green card can be a lengthy and stressful process. Being denied after spending so much time and money on your application is incredibly frustrating, but it does not mean that all hope is lost. With the help of…

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What to Expect at Your Biometrics Appointment

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services  (USCIS) requires a biometrics appointment as part of the process for many types of immigration applications. Here’s what to expect at your biometrics appointment: APPOINTMENT NOTICE You will receive a notice (Form I-797C,…

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USCIS Announces New Proof of Extension of Green Card Validity for I-90 Applicants Replacing Expiring Green Cards

Starting in January 2021, green card holders who file form I-90 to replace their expiring green cards, will receive a Form I-797 notice within 7 to 10 days after the USCIS accepts the application.  This notice will serve as a…

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USCIS Provides Update on Receipt Notice Delays for Forms Filed at Lockbox Facilities

Many applications are filed at USCIS “lockbox” locations such as I-140, I-485, I-130,  I-765 and other applications.  Typically, receipts for these applications are issued within two weeks. But these are not typical times. On January 8, 2021, USCIS issued an…

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Biometrics Appointments Severely Delayed Due to Pandemic

On December 29, 2020, USCIS confirmed what we already know – it is experiencing substantial delays in scheduling or rescheduling application support center (ASC) appointments to collect biometrics.  In its announcement, the USCIS explained that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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USCIS Extends Time to Respond to Requests for Evidence and Other Case Requests Due to Pandemic, Once Again

On December 18, 2020, USCIS issued a new notice, adding to a previous notice, extending the period of time individuals can respond to certain requests. The notice states: USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency RequestsIn response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)…

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Here’s why we oppose Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020 H.R. 1044, as amended by S. 386.

Badmus & Associates joins with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in opposition to the  Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020 H.R. 1044, as amended by S. 386.  Don’t get us wrong.  We absolutely support removing the per-country…

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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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