Chugh, LLP Attorney Diya Mathews addresses common concerns of Indian nationals who are ready to adjust status to US permanent resident or green card holder but are missing their Indian birth certificate or have an unregistered birth. She discusses what documentation you can use instead when applying for your green card.
Based on the current situation in Afghanistan, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a memo stating that the United States will relocate vulnerable Afghan nationals to the United States. The agency will focus first on Afghans with pending family-based immigration, special immigrant visas, and refugee program cases. DHS will also work on cases for Afghans who have already begun the process of entering the United States, and those who were eligible but never applied to immigrate.
Beginning on October 1, 2021, most green card and immigrant visa applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their medical examination for lawful permanent residence. This Centers for Disease Control (CDC) order applies to adjustments of status and to those applying for immigrant visas at US consulates and embassies abroad. Applicants who refuse to take the full COVID-19 vaccine series without a waiver will be inadmissible to the United States.
Jagan Tamirisa knew that he wanted to work in the immigration field since interning in this discipline during his law school days. Jagan remains committed to delivering a high standard of service because he knows that his work can make a real impact on immigrants, helping them maintain their livelihoods with a sense of security.
The United States Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice (DOJ) will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking on August 20, 2021 that would allow United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asylum officers to adjudicate asylum applications, withholdings of removal, or protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) for individuals with a credible fear.
Join Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Navdeep Meamber and Immigration Consultant Jagan Tamirisa for an informative conversation on the green card downgrade process from EB-2 to EB-3: whether to get premium processing, how it impacts your child when they turn 21, and what downgrading entails. They also discuss whether you can travel while your adjustment of status is pending, whether you should reschedule your biometrics appointment, and more.