BIG Changes in Immigration Law

President Biden has proposed a sweeping immigration bill that would make many persons eligible for lawful status. As of today’s post (January 30, 2021), Congress has not yet passed this bill into law so the specifics of any new immigration options are currently unknown, but the Law Office of Karen Winston is closely monitoring the […]

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Exciting News From the Biden/Harris Administration

On Friday, January 8, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden announced he will introduce immigration legislation “immediately” after his inauguration on January 20, 2021. Once in office, President Biden’s Attorney General designate, Merrick Garland, will begin an investigation into the separation of more than 2,600 children from their families at the U.S southern border and whether criminal […]

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Great News for K-1 Fiancé Visa Applicants!

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many Consulates and Embassies throughout the world have been shut down for months, with little to no interviews being scheduled. These Consulates and Embassies are now beginning to resume regular processing of U.S. visas where country conditions have improved regarding the pandemic. On August 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of […]

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Curious about how Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s immigration plan may affect your family? *********************************************** ¿Tiene curiosidad sobre cómo el plan de inmigración de la candidata presidencial Joe Biden puede afectar a su familia?

The Biden-Harris Administration has proposed a compassionate and inclusive plan to not only address the damage to our immigration and asylum systems during the past four years, but to encourage a modernization and reform of our immigration policy to the benefit of us all. Some major highlights include promoting a pathway to U.S. Citizenship for […]

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Major USCIS Application Fee Increase Coming Soon

USCIS Announces Fee Increases Starting October 2, 2020 Beginning October 2, 2020, application fees for many USCIS applications will substantially increase including for Form I-130, Form I-192, Form I-212, Form I-290B, Form I-539, Form I-601, Form I-601A, Form I-751, Form I-765, Form I-929, Form N-336 and many others. Some of the most notable fee increases […]

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DACA Update: Trump Administration Defying the Supreme Court DACA Ruling

Updated July 31, 2020 On July 28, 2020, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court held that the administration’s rescission of DACA was unlawful, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memo significantly restricting DACA. The restrictions to DACA as detailed in the recent memo include the following: No initial applications for DACA […]

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What is the Current Status of DACA? Updated July 20, 2020 ¿Cuál es el estado actual de DACA? Actualizado 20 de julio de 2020

Although the DACA program is flawed in that it does not offer a pathway to permanent status in the U.S., it is critical as it protects its recipients from deportation and allows them to receive employment authorization. Through these protections, the DACA program has provided immigrant youth with access to higher education, better paying jobs, […]

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