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Fictitious Marriage not a Bar to I-140

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Petitioner can file Multiple I-130s

[vc_row content_width="grid" triangle_shape="no" css=".vc_custom_1447926565788{padding-top: 70px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-12"][vc_column_text] How Many I-130 Petitions? The Board of Immigration Appeals answered this question by saying "at least 3" I-130 petitions for a marriage green card case. In the case, a United States citizen petitioner applied for immediate relative status for the beneficiary as his spouse under section 201(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1151(b). In a decision dated February 1, 2008, the Field Office director (“Director”) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) denied the beneficiary the immigration benefit sought. The petitioner appealed from the Director's denial of the visa petition. The parties...

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Chicago Immigration Court Moving to 55 E. Monroe

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IMPORTANT USCIS FORMS UPDATE 5.2023

USCIS Forms Update Notice05/26/2023USCIS recently updated the following USCIS form(s): Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status 02/21/2023 08:29 AM EST   Edition Date: 02/21/23. The USCIS will also accept the 12/23/22 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.Form I-485 Supplement J, Confirmation of Bona Fide Job Offer or Request for Job Portability Under INA Section 204(j) 02/21/2023 07:59 AM EST   Edition Date: 02/21/23. The USCIS will also accept the 12/23/22 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on...

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Daily Immigration News Clips – May 18, 2023

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on May 18, 2023. Immigration News from AILA National Immigration News Los Angeles Times 8-year-old girl dies in Border Patrol custodyBy Hamed Aleaziz CNN Senate passes resolution to overturn Biden administration rule that does not penalize immigrants for receiving government benefitsBy Nicky Robertson, Ted Barrett Aljazeera ‘It doesn’t work’: Migrants struggle with US immigration appBy Hilary Beaumont The Hill Texas, Florida laws have Latinos rethinking where they liveBy Rafael Bernal CBS News Migrant border crossings drop from 10,000 to 4,400 per day after end of Title 42By Camilo Montoya-Galvez The Hill Latest border figures show 56 percent drop...

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USCIS Will Provide Proof of Status After Notice of Immigration Judge and BIA Decisions about Immigration Status

Individuals who have been granted asylum or have had their status adjusted by an immigration judge in the United States are entitled to proof of their status. This proof is crucial for several purposes, such as employment, travel, and access to government benefits. In this article, we will delve into the importance of obtaining proof of status for asylees and those who have had their status adjusted by an immigration judge. Employment Proof of status is essential for individuals seeking employment in the United States. Employers are required by law to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires, including...

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USCIS Updates Guidance on Asylee and Refugee Adjustment One-Year Physical Presence Requirement

- USCIS has updated policy guidance on the 1-year physical presence requirement for asylees and refugees applying for adjustment of status. - The update clarifies that both asylees and refugees must satisfy the 1-year physical presence requirement at the time USCIS adjudicates the adjustment of status application, rather than at the time of filing. - The update applies to all adjustment of status and naturalization applications that are pending on February 2, 2023, and applications filed on or after that date. - The guidance contained in the Policy Manual is controlling and supersedes any related prior guidance on the topic. ...

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Daily Immigration News Clips – May 2, 2023

Immigration News from AILA immigration news Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on May 2, 2023. National CBS News Biden administration to let Afghan evacuees renew temporary legal status amid inaction in CongressBy Camilo Montoya-Galvez The Guardian John Oliver on Biden’s immigration record: ‘A different phase of an immigration dystopia’By Adrian Horton The Independent Right-wing think tank files lawsuit demanding Prince Harry’s immigration recordsBy Andrew Feinberg New York Times Fugitive Accused of Killing 5 in Texas Was Deported Several Times, Officials SayBy Jesus Jiménez NBC News Texas Gov. Greg Abbott slammed for calling shooting victims 'illegal immigrants'By Suzanne Gamboa Washington Post Why Gov. Abbott...

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Marriage-Based Green Cards: Scary USCIS “RED FLAGS” for marriage-based green card cases

MARRIAGE BASED GREEN CARD ISSUES One question I get a lot, is what the USCIS looks for when considering the legitimacy of a marriage. The reason that's important, is that a marriage entered into solely for the basis of gaining immigration benefits is unlawful. A sham marriage has been defined by the BIA as a marriage which may comply with all the formalrequirements of the law but which the parties entered into with no intent, or "good faith", to live togetherand which is designed solely to circumvent the immigrations laws. Sham marriages are not recognized forimmigration purposes. See Matter of Patel...

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AILA Daily Immigration News Clips – April 24, 2023

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