April 16, 2020 USCIS appears to be granting permanent residence to some applicants without requiring the usual adjustment of status interview, to overcome the problem of USCIS office closures due to coronavirus pandemic.
March 18, 2020 Don't plan to visit a consulate or USCIS office, or attend a naturalization interview or ceremony, asylum interview, or other appointment until further notice, owing to coronavirus outbreak and response.
March 2, 2020 Trump issues new proclamation that suspends and limits U.S. entry by travelers holding immigrant or nonimmigrant visas if they were physically present in the Islamic Republic of Iran during 14-day period before requesting entry, owing to coronavirus spread.
March 1, 2020 A U.S. sponsor filling out Form I-864 must prove that his or her income or assets are high enough to support the intending immigrants; and the 2020 guidelines require higher than ever support levels.
February 25, 2020 As if the U.S. government's recently revised "public charge" regulations weren't already making it difficult enough for ordinary immigrant visa applicants to prove they have the financial means to survive in the U.S. without public assistance, the application process is about to get costlier for anyone using a lawyer.
February 24, 2020 Trump Administration's latest rules on how being a likely "public charge" makes someone inadmissible to the U.S. and ineligible for a green card makes having a good credit history relevant for intending immigrants.
February 24, 2020 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin implementing the new and more restrictive rule as to which immigrant visa applicants are inadmissibility as likely to become a public charge.
February 24, 2020. Along with issuing new public charge rules, Department of State requires all immigrant visa applicants and possibly some nonimmigrant visa applicants to fill out Form DS-5540 Public Charge Questionnaire.
February 1, 2020 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announces regardless of whether the U.S. petitioner lives abroad, Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, can only be submitted to USCIS in the U.S. or to the Department of State in exigent circumstances, but no longer with an overseas USCIS office.