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Latest Updates on Immigration Law

Latest Updates on Immigration Law

In the last few weeks, there have been important updates in immigration law. The U.S. government has issued guidelines on Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine and Sudan that will allow citizens of Ukraine or Sudan to seek protection in the U.S.; Prosecutorial...
USCIS Expanding Premium Processing

USCIS Expanding Premium Processing

On March 29, 2022, USCIS announced it would expand on premium processing in order to increase efficiency and reduce its growing caseload that is a result of the coronavirus pandemic and its resource constraints. As of February 2022, USCIS currently has over 9 million...
O Visa – Extraordinary Ability Visa

O Visa – Extraordinary Ability Visa

O Visa-Extraordinary Ability Visa The O visa is a nonimmigrant temporary visa that is granted to individuals, who possess extraordinary abilities in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or have a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in...
New Immigration Rules for Ukrainians

New Immigration Rules for Ukrainians

Temporary Protected Status On March 3, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it designated Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. This allows nationals of Ukraine to stay in the United States under a form of humanitarian...
Administrative closure in Immigration Courts

Administrative closure in Immigration Courts

On July 15, 2021, Attorney General Garland restored administrative closure for immigration courts, reversing former Attorney General Sessions’ previous decision which stated that immigration judges (IJs) and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) lack general...
Travelling to USA and Italy during Covid

Travelling to USA and Italy during Covid

After the Pandemic has hit in 2020, the world has witness constant changes also in the rules regulating travelling. Please find a quick reference in regards with traveling to Italy and United States. Traveling from Italy to the United States The Presidential...
Biden Administration New Travel Protocols

Biden Administration New Travel Protocols

Washington DC- On December 2, 2021, President Biden announced additional travel protocols in immediate response to the World Health Organization (WHO) naming the Omicron variant as a concern. The new travel protocols are designed to combat COVID-19 Delta and Omicron...
Unauthorized practice of law article

Unauthorized practice of law article

-“…But the person who did my immigration papers said it was not an issue and why am I in deportation proceedings, now? -Who filed your application? -Someone downtown, it is an agency that files immigration visas all the time, my friends used them too. -Were they...
Covid 19 Vax and international traveling

Covid 19 Vax and international traveling

On October 25, 2021, President Biden issued Presidential Proclamation 10294 adopting COVID-19 vaccination requirements for all international air travelers to the United States and revoking COVID-19 travel bans. The Proclamation took effect on November 8, 2021 allowing...
2021 NIAF GALA

2021 NIAF GALA

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Gala black tie reception was held on October 23 in Washington, D.C. It is the nation’s premier Italian American reception gathering dignitary parties from all over the world and the public to celebrate NIAF’s 46th...
How to overcome a visa denial

How to overcome a visa denial

How to overcome a visa denial When a alien has past immigration or criminal violations Section § 212(d)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”) allows the U.S. Attorney General to waive most grounds of inadmissibility for non-immigrants seeking to enter the...
Rosa Formisano Award

Rosa Formisano Award

On Twesday, 27 of July 2021, in the Council of the Common of Ercolano City Hall, attorney Antonella Brancaccio has received the National Award for the Culture of the National Contest “Rosa Formisano”. Founder of the eulogy is the Director of “La Voce Vesuviana“,  Mr....
HOPE COMES BACK FOR ASYLUM APPLICANTS

HOPE COMES BACK FOR ASYLUM APPLICANTS

On June 16, 2021, Attorney General Merrick Garland of the U.S Department of Justice issued that Matter of A-B-, 27 I&N Dec. 316 (A.G. 2018) (“A-B- I”), Matter of A-B-, 28 I&N Dec. 199 (A.G. 2021) (“A-B- II”), and Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 581 (A.G....
Supreme Court Decision on DACA

Supreme Court Decision on DACA

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the administration’s plan to dismantle The dreamer Act that has protected 700,000 so-called DREAMers from deportation. The vote was 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the opinion. Under the Obama program,...
The Gayle case: detention centers Covid 19

The Gayle case: detention centers Covid 19

At midnight on Friday, Judge Cooke of the Southern District of Florida issued An Omnibus Order issuing a preliminary injunction certifying a class in the Gayle COVID-19 case and granting a motion to compel compliance with the Court’s April 30 temporary restraining...
Immigrants Executive Order

Immigrants Executive Order

Washington, April 20, 2020:  President Trump announced in the late evening in a tweet post that he will suspend immigrants from coming to the United States. President Trump says his executive order barring new immigration will apply only to people seeking green cards,...
Supreme Court on Immigration Laws

Supreme Court on Immigration Laws

Washington — The Supreme Court on Monday Jan 27, 2020 allowed the current administration to enforce its effort yet to restrict legal immigration by putting aside the blocking of a federal court on public charge regulation. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security...
Overview on public Charge

Overview on public Charge

On October 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a proposed public charge regulation (a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) in the Federal Register for a 60-day comment period. On August 14, 2019, after completing its review of the more than 260,000...
B Visa

B Visa

The B visa belongs to the Non-immigrant visa category, which means that the applicant must prove that he/she has no intention of permanently relocating to the United States. It is divided into 2 categories: B1 and B2. The B 1 is granted to those who wish to open an...
The most common reason why Visas are denied

The most common reason why Visas are denied

Section 214(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act: “Every alien shall be presumed to be an immigrant until he establishes to the satisfaction of the consular officer, at the time of application for a visa that he is entitled to non-immigrant status” In...
ESTA Breaking News

ESTA Breaking News

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2018. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a NEW policy guidance, which supersedes the 2013 Policy Manual. Any application that does not contain the required evidence that should be submitted with applications in accordance...