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USCIS Reaches Milestone for Third Straight Year: 10,000 U Visas Approved in Fiscal Year 2012

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today marked a significant milestone in its efforts to provide relief to victims of crimes by approving the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrant status, also referred to as the U-visa. … Continue reading

August 27, 2012

New online resource provides immigration information in up to 22 different languages

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today launched its online Multilingual Resource Center, a new feature on www.uscis.gov. The center provides a central location for USCIS resources in a variety of languages, to include – Haitian Creole, Polish … Continue reading

August 02, 2012

Deferred Action for the young and undocumented

ON JUNE 15, 2012, President Obama announced that his administration through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will grant deferred action for undocumented youth that meet strict eligibility requirements. Deferred action is meant to address the immigration concerns of certain … Continue reading

June 29, 2012

Deferred Action Process for young people who are Low Enforcement Priorities

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) alerts eligible individuals NOT to submit a deferred action request under the Deferred Action Process for Young People memorandum issued by Secretary Napolitano on June 15. If you submit now, your application will be … Continue reading

June 21, 2012

Prevent or delay foreclosure through bankruptcy

THE “automatic stay” in bankruptcy is a powerful tool available to debtors to prevent collection efforts from creditors, including foreclosures. Whether you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition, an “automatic stay” is in effect immediately once a … Continue reading

June 20, 2012

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