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CIS Ombudsman Reports That USCIS Backlogs Create an “Avalanche” of Problems

July 26, 2022 12:00 am Published by

USCIS backlogs are not new, but the new CIS Ombudsman’s Annual Report highlights the “avalanche” effect that they create. Backlogs and interminably long processing times have been an unavoidable aspect of working with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly Immigration & Naturalization Service or INS) for decades. But in recent years, the backlogs... View Article

Brief Summary of U.S. Visa Options for Foreign Athletes

February 23, 2022 12:00 am Published by

The United States has long been the most desired destination for professional and amateur athletes from around the world to compete at the highest levels of their sport. If you are an elite athlete and desire to visit the U.S. to pursue the best competition in the world, the following is a brief overview of... View Article

How USCIS Under Trump Discouraged Legal Immigration to the U.S.

June 2, 2021 12:00 am Published by

The leadership and priorities of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”, previously the “Immigration and Naturalization Service” or “INS”) always reflects the executive administration’s philosophy and approach in any particular era. But rarely has USCIS’s mission been dictated and turned against its primary purpose to “serve” immigrants than under the Trump presidency. The prior administration’s... View Article

Brief Summary of the Public Charge Rule

February 23, 2021 12:00 am Published by

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case involving the Trump-era policy referred to as “the Public Charge Rule”. Despite the fact that the Biden administration has already signaled its intent to eliminate the policy, the Court has decided to review and rule on its constitutionality. This is important because... View Article