How long does it take for a VAWA Abused Spouse Petition to be Approved?

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has immigration provisions to protect non-resident victims of domestic violence. Though other provisions of VAWA expired in 2018, the immigration provisions do not require congressional reauthorization, and therefore remain in effect. This means that non-citizens and non-residents are still entitled to legal protection in the immigration process. If you …

Basics About the Proposed Public Charge Rule

Of interest to us as Miami immigration lawyers and Austin immigration lawyers is the proposed Public Charge Rule by USCIS. This proposed Public Charge Rule may affect your eligibility to adjust status as an immigrant. Below are some frequently asked questions: What is the proposed public charge rule? For purposes of determining inadmissibility, “public charge” …

What You Need to Know About the New 90 Day Rule

As Miami immigration lawyers and Austin immigration lawyers, we sometimes get questions about the 90 day rule within the immigration context. Below are some frequently asked questions. What is the 90 day rule?The 90-day rule subjects a nonimmigrant to a presumption of having made a willful material misrepresentation at the time of admission or application …

USCIS Issues New Form, I-765V, Application for Employment Authorization for Abused Nonimmigrant Spouse

As a Miami immigration lawyer and an Austin immigration lawyer, I noted with interest, back in early 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memo making victims of abusive spouses in certain nonimmigrant (temporary) visa categories eligible to apply for employment authorization documents (EADs or work permits). The legal basis for USCIS’s …

GOP senators to introduce bill to slash legal immigration levels

As a Miami immigration lawyer and an Austin immigration lawyer, I read with interest that President Trump will appear with a pair of conservative Republican senators at the White House on Wednesday to unveil legislation aimed at slashing legal immigration levels over a decade, a goal Trump endorsed on the campaign trail. Below are some …