USCIS Publishes Interim Rule on T Nonimmigrant Status

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations governing the requirements and procedures for victims of human trafficking who seek T nonimmigrant status. DHS is also streamlining procedures, responding to public comments, and providing guidance on the statutory requirements for T nonimmigrants in order to ensure that the T nonimmigrant status (T visa) regulations are up to date and reflect USCIS’ adjudicative experience.

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How do I help my fiancé(e) become a U.S. permanent resident? I am a U. S. citizen

A U.S. citizen who wishes to marry a non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident can help their fiancé(e) obtain permanent residence in different ways.

One way is to apply for a fiancé(e) visa if your fiancé(e) is overseas and you want to marry in the United States. This visa lets your fiancé(e) enter the United States for 90 days so that your marriage ceremony can take place in the United States. Once you marry, your spouse can apply for permanent residence and remain in the United States while we process the application. If you choose this method, file a Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e).

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How Do I Help My Relative Become a Permanent Resident?

As a citizen of the United States, you may help a relative become a lawful permanent resident of the United States by obtaining what is often referred to as a “Green Card.” To do so, you need to sponsor your relative and be able to prove that you have enough income or assets to support your relative(s) when they come to the United States. You begin the process by filing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.

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Practical Tips: How Undocumented Immigrants Can Prepare For A Trump Presidency

How Undocumented Immigrants Can Prepare For A Trump Presidency. Practical Tips!

MIAMI- Donald J. Trump’s campaign vows to detain and deport “anyone who illegally crosses the border” and revoke DACA, the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, have sown fear among the 11 million immigrants who reside in the U.S. without official authorization. Americans for Immigrant Justice, a nonprofit advocacy group, has been at the forefront of providing legal services to immigrants in Florida and beyond for two decades. I recently spoke with Adonia R. Simpson, supervising attorney of AIJ’s Children’s Legal Program, to learn more about what her group has observed since Trump was elected.

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What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for Trump

What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for Trump

SAN FRANCISCO — Two days after Donald Trump’s victory, immigration experts told reporters to keep a close eye on the president-elect’s transition team and his appointments to key government positions, for clues as to what to expect from his administration once he is sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017.

“We’re hearing a lot of questions and, honestly, a little bit of panic,” said Sally Kinoshita, deputy director of Immigrant Legal Resource Center.

But, she said, it’s important to put the election in context.

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Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

Louis Chan

As AsAmNews predicted, voters elected a record number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Congress Tuesday.

14 AAPI voting members of Congress were elected, surpassing by 2 the previous record.

Those elected include California Attorney General Kamala Harris who will become the first Indian American woman elected to the U.S. Senate. She beat Rep Loretta Sanchez 63% -37%.

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