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January 2019 Archives

What do I do if I have a "marriage fraud bar?"

The most common type of family-based immigration in the United States is a marriage-based one. In some cases, your foreign-born spouse may have some issues with his or her prior marriage. One of the most challenging issues is a marriage fraud bar.

What are the new H1B rules for 2019?

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced its proposal for a new H1B rule called the Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Cap-Subject Aliens. The new rule would require filers of H1B petitions to electronically register first with the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) during a designated period. The new rule would also reverse the order by which USCIS selects H1B petitions under the cap and advanced degree exemption.

Can you help your family member immigrate to the U.S.?

After immigrating to the U.S. and settling in Illinois, you are gaining more and more optimism about your ability to help your family immigrate. Your desire to be with your family members is fueling your effort to learn more about the immigration process so that you can reunite the people who mean the most to you. 

What is the process for claiming asylum?

There are many ways to immigrate to the United States. If you want to live in Illinois, you need to find the right path for your family. One option is to seek asylum, but do be aware that this option is not available for everyone. You must meet specific requirements, according to the American Immigration Council, and follow the right pathway to claim asylum.

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