USCIS Announces Parole in Place Application Process for Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens Opens August 19th
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by Jacob Sapochnick
2d ago
We are pleased to provide our readers with important new updates regarding President Biden’s recent executive order that creates a pathway to permanent residency for undocumented spouses of U.S. Citizens who have been living in the U.S. for at least 10 years, as of June 17, 2024. Those who qualify can apply for “parole in place” a new discretionary program to legalize their status while remaining in the United States. This program is designed to promote family unity, while eliminating the need for undocumented spouses of U.S. Citizens to travel outside the United States to legalize their statu ..read more
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Biden administration extends TPS protections for Yemeni Nationals, Re-Registration Now Open
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by Jacob Sapochnick
1w ago
In this blog post, we share with you an important announcement from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). On July 8, 2024, the Department of Homeland Security announced an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) benefits for Yemeni nationals for an 18-month period beginning from September 4, 2024 through March 3, 2026. The Biden administration has made the decision to extend Temporary Protected Status for Yemeni nationals due to ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions that prevent Yemeni nationals from safely re ..read more
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August Visa Bulletin: Future Retrogression of EB-3, Modest Advancement of EB-2 and EB-3 India Final Action and Dates for Filing and Movement in the Family-Sponsored Dates for Filing Chart
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by Jacob Sapochnick
1w ago
We are pleased to inform our readers that yesterday July 9th, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs released the August Visa Bulletin. In this blog post we breakdown the projected movement of the employment-based and family-sponsored categories in the month of August. USCIS Adjustment of Status For employment-based preference categories, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has confirmed that in August it will continue to use the Final Action Dates chart to determine filing eligibility for adjustment of status to permanent residence ..read more
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SCOTUS Overturns Chevron Doctrine Opening the Door for Immigration Challenges to Visa Denials
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by Jacob Sapochnick
2w ago
The recent Supreme Court decisions handed down in Loper Bright v. Raimondo and Relentless, Inc. v. Dep’t of Commerce, have overturned a longstanding rule known as the “Chevron” doctrine, which eliminates the need for federal courts to defer to federal agency decisions and regulations moving forward. This move essentially strips power away from federal agency interpretations of the law and gives it back to the courts. This is positive news in the world of immigration, considering that a federal agency’s interpretation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) will no longer automatically pre ..read more
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Happy Fourth of July from the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick
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by Jacob Sapochnick
2w ago
On this 4th of July, we at the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick, extend our warm wishes to you and your loved ones. May this day inspire you to embrace the spirit of patriotism and cherish the freedoms we hold dear. Happy Independence Day! Contact Us. If you would like to schedule a consultation, please text 619-569-1768 or call 619-819-9204. Helpful Links ..read more
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DV Update: Appellate Court Reverses District Court Decision Allowing DV 2020 and 2021 Selectees to Obtain Immigrant Visas
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by Jacob Sapochnick
3w ago
A recent appellate court decision handed down on June 25th has reversed a lower court’s decision which previously allowed the State Department to adjudicate and approve diversity visa cases from the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years. The case Goodluck v. Biden, No. 21-5263 (D.C. Cir. June 25, 2024) dealt with the COVID-era presidential proclamation 10014 signed by former President Trump in April 2020, which suspended the entry to the United States of certain immigrant visa applicants following the Coronavirus outbreak. The suspension had a devastating impact on the Diversity Immigrant Visa program b ..read more
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Lo que deben saber los graduados universitarios estadounidenses sobre la nueva Acción Ejecutiva del presidente (soñadores e individuos indocumentados)
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by Jacob Sapochnick
1M ago
La semana pasada el mundo de inmigración vivió un evento sísmico. El Presidente anunció una acción ejecutiva histórica sobre inmigración que cambiará para siempre las vidas de los cónyuges indocumentados de ciudadanos estadounidenses y agilizará el proceso de visas de trabajo de no inmigrantes para los beneficiarios de DACA y otras personas indocumentadas. En esta publicación, compartimos con ustedes todo lo que sabemos sobre cómo la orden ejecutiva beneficiará a los graduados universitarios estadounidenses que buscan visas de trabajo. La acción ejecutiva del presidente Biden se anunció en el ..read more
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What U.S. College Graduates Need to Know About the President’s New Executive Action on Immigration (Dreamers and Undocumented Individuals)
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by Jacob Sapochnick
1M ago
Last week the world of immigration experienced a seismic event. The President announced a historic executive action on immigration that will forever change the lives of undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens and streamline the nonimmigrant work visa process for DACA recipients and other individuals. In this blog post, we share with you everything we know about how the executive order will benefit U.S. college graduates seeking work visas. President Biden’s executive action was announced on the 12th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, first enacted under the ..read more
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Analisando la Orden Ejecutiva del Presidente Biden Que Otorga Protección Legal a Los Cónyuges Indocumentados De Ciudadanos Estadounidenses y Oportunidades Para Dreamers
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by Jacob Sapochnick
1M ago
Source: Flickr Creative Commons Attribution Gage Skidmore A estas alturas ya habrás visto los titulares de las noticias. Ahora analicemos la nueva acción ejecutiva histórica del Presidente Biden sobre inmigración y vayamos al meollo de todo lo que necesitas saber sobre esta orden diseñada para mantener unidas a las familias y brindar más oportunidades a los Dreamers. Proceso para Promover la Unidad y Estabilidad de las Familias– Legalización de cónyuges Indocumentados de Ciudadanos Estadounidenses Hoy, 18 de junio de 2024, el Presidente Biden anunció un nuevo proceso que permitirá la protecc ..read more
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Breaking Down President Biden’s Executive Order Granting Legal Protections to Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens, and Creating Opportunities for Dreamers
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by Jacob Sapochnick
1M ago
Source: Flickr Creative Commons Attribution Gage Skidmore By now you’ve seen the headlines in the news. Now let us break down President Biden’s historic executive action on immigration and get to the nitty gritty of everything you need to know about this order designed to keep families together and provide further opportunities for Dreamers. Process to Promote the Unity and Stability of Families – Legalization of Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens Today, June 18, 2024, President Biden announced a new process that will allow for the legalization of undocumented spouses of U.S. Citizens who ..read more
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