New agreement for lawyers to process immigration documentation electronically

Ministry of Territorial Policy and Public Function has signed an agreement to enable lawyers to process immigration documentation electronically. The agreement has been published today in the Official State Gazette. The agreement is included in the Resolution of April 16, 2020, of the General Directorate of the General Administration of the State in the Territory, by which the Agreement with the...

What if I can’t leave the US to renew my E-2 status?

The various travel bans and the consequent cancellation of flights have made it virtually impossible to travel back and forth with an E-2 visa. Since E-2 visa holders renew their status by leaving and returning to the United States for a new period of E-2 status, interruption of international travel interferes with the ability of E-2 visa holders to renew your status in the United States. The...

How to Get a Visa If You’re an Immigrant Sports Professional in the Equestrian Industry

If you work in the equestrian industry as an athlete, trainer, or support personnel, there are a variety of options for visas, such as: O-1 Visa: For individuals of extraordinary ability or achievement. O-2 Visa: For essential support personnel for an O-1 visa holder. P-1 Visa: For both equestrian athletes and essential support personnel which provide services that cannot be readily performed by...

Legal Immigration To The United States Through Family Petitions

Family reunification has always been an important concept within immigration law. However, helping people enter the United States (USA) based on a family relationship can be difficult and complex. Specific understanding of the interpretations, definitions, quotas, deadlines, and interaction of numerous provisions on immigration law is now more important than ever. The purpose of this article...

Adjustment of Status for Persons Who Entered the United States Under the Visa Waiver Program

This week we have very good news. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has finally issued a guide for the adjudication of Adjustment of Status applications (obtaining the green card) filed by people who entered the US under the Visa Waiver program. Until now, the different USCIS offices in the US have been inconsistent in adjudicating these types of applications. For...

How to Apply for Deferred Action Renewal (DACA)?

Today the US government announced the renewal process for beneficiaries (also known as "Dreamers") of the Deferred Action For Certain Youth Who Entered The US As Children program ("Deferred Action for Children Arrivals" or " DACA ".) For this reason, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has made a renewed form available to all beneficiaries to begin the DACA renewal process....

What visa and green card processes will be affected by Trump’s executive order “Suspension of Immigration”?

Trump's tweet announcement to "suspend immigration to the United States" by executive order has visa and green card applicants in all categories concerned about what this means to them. On the night of Monday, April 20, 2020, President Trump announced his intention to "temporarily suspend immigration to the United States." The Tweet said the following: "In light of the attack by the Invisible...

Agricultural sector migrant workers

The  Secretary of State for Migration  has just published Instruction 3/2020 of the General Directorate of Migrations on the extension of migrant workers whose work permit ends in the period between the entry into force of Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March and June 30, 2020 pursuant to Article 2.1 C) Royal Decree-Law 13/2020, of April 7, which adopts certain urgent measures in the field...

International Migrant Day: working and learning together for a better world

The United Nations General Assembly declared December 18 of each year the International Day of Migrants . The main purpose is to praise the positive contribution of the phenomenon of migration to the development of societies around the world. It is important that the migrant's face is increasingly positively visible in the eyes of different governments. Thus, on a day like today, the member...

New PUMA law that affects health coverage rights.

For non-EU citizens: the health coverage rights for adult dependents only apply after 3 months of continuous residence in France. Minors continue to be entitled to medical coverage upon arrival in France. This new law was implemented with the objective of guaranteeing independent health coverage statutes for dependent and non-dependent citizens. For EU citizens: Health coverage rights for...