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TPS Extended through December 31, 2022

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have announced that people who have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal will have their TPS  automatically extended through December 31, 2022. Work permits are also automatically extended through December 31, 2022. You do not need…

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VAWA and U: What are the differences?

VAWA, or the Violence Against Women Act, and “U” nonimmigrant status are two immigration forms of relief that apply to many immigrant victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence can be physical or emotional harm. A lot of people know VAWA and U exist, but many people confuse these two forms…

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Child Tax Credit 2021: How does it work?

In March 2021, Congress passed an increased Child Tax Credit (CTC) which gives families with children a larger tax credit. Families with children can receive the CTC as a monthly payment from July - December 2021 instead of waiting until they file their 2021 tax return next year. https://youtu.be/FOISSxWEMTY What…

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TPS and Venezuela: Who can apply?

On March 8th 2021, the United States Department of Homeland Security announced that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is now available to Venezuelans for 18 months. This will be effective March 9, 2021 through September 9, 2022.

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End of 2019 Public Charge Rule

On Tuesday, March 9th, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) lifted the extra restrictions placed on immigrants under the 2019 Public Charge Rule.https://youtu.be/dk_k8EY4giQ What is a Public Charge? A “public charge” is anyone who Immigration thinks is unable to support themselves financially in the United States.The Public Charge rule…

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On this day in 1948, the United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at their General Assembly in Paris. The world has just lived through the carnage and horror of "The War to End all Wars" and its successor, World War II. In hopes that the world might never…

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VAWA: How to Prove Your Abuser’s Immigration Status

Immigration requires supporting evidence with every kind of application or petition.  Some kinds of evidence are easier to find than others. One of the trickier kinds is proof of someone else’s immigration status. This is especially true when that person does not help you get the evidence.You need to prove…

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Free Flu Shots in Milwaukee

Four Milwaukee Public Schools will give out free flu shots from November 9 - 12. No health insurance or appointments are needed. Anyone can get a flu shot, including adults and children over six months old. Some interpreter services will also be available. It is especially important to get a…

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