TPS announced for Afghanistan

On March 16, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Afghans in the United States of America for 18 months.  ONLY Afghans who are residing in the U.S. as of March 15, 2022 will be eligible for TPS.  To read the entire announcement…

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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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DACA News | July 16, 2021

On Friday, July 16th, 2021 a federal judge in the southern district of Texas issued a national injunction that made the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful. Judge Hanen cited procedural errors in the making of DACA as the reason for the ruling. The judge stated 3 important…

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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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