White House Comments on Possible Immigration Actions

The government won't provide guarantees to reuse expired Green Cards

The government won’t provide guarantees to reuse expired Green Cards Among the proposals made at the beginning of the Biden administration was the possibility of reusing expired Green Card. Despite this initiative, the White House recently stated that this proposal currently has no clear path for implementation. It is worth clarifying that Green Cards grant…

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A Provision in the Spending Bill Would Expedite the Green Card Process

Biden's budget package might reuse Green Cards

Biden’s budget package might reuse Green Cards Biden’s spending bill includes an immigration provision that proposes to issue Green Cards unused since 1992, which would allow eligible foreign nationals to access lawful permanent residency faster. It is important to explain that the US issues a certain number of Green Cards annually (Fiscal Year – October/September),…

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White House Plans to Expedite Green Card Process

Biden plans to reduce backlogs in Green Card processing

Biden plans to reduce backlogs in Green Card processing On Friday, October 8, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that President Biden intends to address backlogs in Green Card applications. To understand the issue at hand, it is important to explain that Green Cards grant legal permanent residency to immigrants who meet certain eligibility…

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Green Card Applicants Must Have COVID-19 Vaccine

Green Card applicants must now be vaccinated against COVID-19

Green Card applicants must now be vaccinated against COVID-19 The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recently mandated that, as of October 1 (when fiscal year 2022 begins), Green Card applicants must demonstrate that they are vaccinated against COVID-19. To understand the issue at hand, it is important to explain that the Green Card…

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Biden Could Issue Unused Employment-Based Green Cards

Advocates: Biden should issue unused employment-based Green Cards

Thousands of unused employment-based Green Cards Annually, the US issues a certain number of employment-based Green Cards, usually around 140,000. However, each country can use only 7% of available employment-based Green Cards. It is important to explain that Green Cards grant LPR (Lawful Permanent Resident) status and, speaking specifically about employment-based Green Cards, allow eligible…

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USCIS Temporarily Extends Medical Examination and Vaccination Record

Biden's USCIS extends validity of medical exam and vaccination record

Biden’s USCIS extends validity of medical exam and vaccination record On August 12, the USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) announced that it will temporarily extend the validity of Form I-693, which allows this immigration agency to evaluate the applicant’s medical examination and vaccination record, primarily for foreigners who are applying for adjustment of status…

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Democrats Propose Offering Visas Previously Rejected or Denied by Trump

Democrats introduce amendment to offer previously denied visas

Democrats introduce amendment to offer previously denied visas On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, three Democratic members of the US House of Representatives introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2022 (October-September) Homeland Security funding bill. This amendment has already been approved by the Appropriations Committee. Broadly speaking, the amendment would allow individuals, who were unable…

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Muslim Ban: DOS to Reconsider Denied Immigration Applications

The Biden administration will reconsider denied immigration applications

Biden overturned Trump’s Muslim ban Since former President Trump took office in January 2017, he used multiple tools and resources at his disposal such as Executive Orders, Memoranda and Presidential Proclamations to decrease immigration in the US and restrict the entry of certain nationals into the country. For instance, Trump’s so-called Muslim Ban was one…

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Biden Removes Trump’s Restriction on Green Card Applicants

Biden reverses Trump's order to suspend Green Card issuance

Trump suspended the issuance of Green Cards during the health emergency It is clear that the global pandemic took humanity by surprise. The massive outbreak of Coronavirus, which spread rapidly and uncontrollably around the world, brought not only a health crisis, but also an economic, social and even political crisis, on a global scale. One…

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Judge Allows Immigrants with New Green Cards to Enter the US

Federal judge lifts restriction that ban the entry of immigrants with new Green Cards

The Trump administration’s reaction to the health emergency We were not ready to feel the impact of a global pandemic. The sudden arrival and massive outbreak of the Coronavirus took governments around the world by surprise. They had to implement emergency measures and strategies to mitigate the impact of the sanitary emergency, safeguard essential resources,…

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