PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION TEMPORARY HALT TO IMMIGRATION Effective April 23, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation halting all Immigrant and Non Immigrant visa’s for 60 days at all American Embassy’s and Consulates. The issuance of H-1B; TN, L-1 and F-1 non immigrant visa’s are exempt. This proclamation does not apply to those individuals already in…

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All employers are required to fill out completely the I-9 questionnaire when hiring a new employee. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) serves a ” Notice of Inspection ( NOI ) which is also known as an AUDIT. As well as the construction industry, other industries most likely to be audited are: Hotels…

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On February 5, 2020, US Citizenship & Immigration announced new policy guidelines and revised forms to establish either admissibility or inadmissibility based on Public Charge. Under the new rule, instead of evaluating whether someone might become primarily dependent on cash assistance, or Medicaid coverage for long term institutionalization, the new policy is to see who…

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WARNINGS ABOUT MEDICAL AND LEGALIZED MARIJUANA Because of Proposition 64, California law provides that any person 21 years of age or older can legally possess and use marijuana .Because of this, immigrants in California may think that using marijuana will not hurt their immigration status. UNFORTUNATELY THAT IS WRONG!! It is still a Federal Offense…

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The I-601A Waiver is available to individuals who have an approved I-130 petition, and is based on hardship to either a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident spouse, or parent. The rule allows for the pre adjudication in the United States of the waiver for the 3/10 year bar. It permits USCIS to grant a…

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