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What is the Path to a Green Card for Immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa?

June 3, 2022
Immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa are more likely to come to the U.S. as refugees or immediate family members, making their path to legal permanent residence different, and less unpredictable, from employment based visa holders.

Which Petitions have the Fastest Processing Times?

May 24, 2022
In this post, we use the new update on the USCIS processing database to see which petitions have the longest wait time.

Adjustment of Status Report Summary for Q1, 2022

April 12, 2022
The report for Q1 of 2022 shows that the U.S. has a high level of newly admitted arrivals from Asian and African countries, and also points to well known trends with regards to Mexico, India, and China.

The U.S. Adjusts its Covid-19 Policy for Some International Travellers

March 23, 2022
Green card holders and U.S. citizens returning back to the United States from Ukraine are subject to a negative Covid-19 test exemption based on the national interest.

How to Know your Tax Rate as a U.S. Immigrant

February 1, 2022
Most green card holders will have to pay U.S. federal taxes each year as they will easily pass the Substantial Presence Test. Some LPRs will have decreased tax rates based on tax treaties, but will still need to file a Form 1040 with the IRS.

What are Leading Reasons Immigrants Decide not to Naturalize?

January 20, 2022
Some immigrants cite issues with their finances and footing the naturalization bill, while others simply still hold an attachment to their country of origin and aren’t compelled to become Americans.

Some of the Biggest Companies H1-B Denial Rates Plummeted in 2021

January 14, 2022
Denial rates for certain specialty visas such as the H1-B continue to fall in the United States. Now more companies are able to hire the talent they need as they bounce back after a pandemic year.

Reviewing HHS Public Benefits for Immigrants

November 4, 2021
Receiving federal public benefits can be a confusing process for green card holders and their children. Depending on the U.S. state you live in, you might be eligible for SNAP, Medicaid, or children’s healthcare.

Tips for Green Card Holders Currently Outside the U.S.

October 20, 2021
If you have been outside of the U.S. for longer than a year as a green card holder, you are still a valid LPR. However, here are some tips for navigating the re-entry process hassle-free.

Filling out the I-130A, Step by Step

September 16, 2021
The I-130A needs to be completed by spouses of U.S. citizens or LPRs. The form is meant to supply the USCIS with more direct information about the spouse who is intending to immigrate to the United States.
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