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Are DACA recipients eligible to receive FHA loans?

Things are looking up for those who are interested in applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and those who are already receiving benefits. In December of 2020, a federal judge ordered the government to fully reinstate the…
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Can a person apply for DACA if they have a criminal record?

Atlanta, GA—If an individual has been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, or three or more other misdemeanor offenses that are unrelated, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says they will not be…
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U.S. Congressman Urges President Biden to Allow DACA Recipients to be able to Enroll in Affordable Care Act Marketplaces

Atlanta, GA—Joaquin Castro, the U.S. Congressman for the 20th District of Texas along with 93 other House members are urging President Biden to consider allowing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients the ability to obtain…
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What to do after receiving a denial notice from USCIS after applying for DACA?

Atlanta, GA—Although U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had initially stopped accepting new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) requests as well as requests for renewals, the agency was ordered in December 2020 to…
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Are new DACA applications being approved?

Atlanta, GA—After a United States District Court issued an order in November 2020 that required U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to begin accepting new DACA applications and requests for renewals, many were left wondering…
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UCSIC Announces It Will Now Accept DACA Applications After U.S. District Court Ruling

On July 28, 2020, the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolfe, issued a memorandum that stated U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would be rejecting all initial requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)…
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Atlanta, Georgia, Who can file an application for DACA?

Despite the efforts that have been made to shut down Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program is back in effect and applications can be submitted, according to the GA immigration lawyers at Kuck | Baxter Immigration. Since…
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Atlanta, Georgia, When might a green card application be denied?

Permanent Resident Cards, commonly referred to as green cards, allow an individual to live and work in the U.S. permanently. In order for an individual to qualify for a green card, they must meet certain criteria and their application must be…
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What version of the civics test will an immigrant take when applying for naturalization in Atlanta, GA?

The civics test is one of many requirements a Green Card holder must meet in order to have their application for naturalization approved. This particular test relates to American government and history and will test an applicant’s knowledge…
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What standards should ICE detention centers in Georgia be following?

The majority of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers in the U.S. are required to follow the ICE National Detention Standards (NDS) to ensure the health and safety of detainees is not put in jeopardy. If an individual…
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Can a student visa holder adjust their status if they marry a U.S. citizen in Georgia?

When an individual enters the U.S. to attend school, they open themselves up to various opportunities. Not only might a foreign national secure a job after reaching a certain level in his/her academics, but they might meet someone and decide…
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Georgia, Can a green card holder live in the U.S. and their home country before applying for naturalization?

In order for an individual to apply for U.S. citizenship, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) typically requires that they have continuously resided in the U.S. for at least five years among other things prior to them submitting…
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Atlanta, Georgia, Is a B-1 visa necessary to travel to the U.S. for temporary business?

When a foreign national decides s/he wants to travel to the U.S. for a short period of time for business-related purposes, they must either obtain a B-1 visitor visa or they must qualify to enter under the Visa Waiver Program. Some examples…
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Atlanta, Georgia, Is there a way to get a deportation order suspended or canceled?

When U.S. government officials determine that a foreign national has either committed a criminal act, is a threat to public safety, or has violated the terms of their visa, they typically initiate the deportation proceedings to get that individual…
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Couple’s Daughter, Born from a Surrogate in England, As a U.S. Citizen

The couple was able to breathe a sigh of relief on August 27th after an Atlanta judge ruled that their daughter, should be recognized as a U.S. citizen [Source: The New York Times]. Simone was born in July 2018 from a surrogate just three years…
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Immigration Officials Accused of Allowing Private Contractors to Hold Migrant Children in Hotels Rather Than Allow Them to Seek Asylum

Before Donald Trump took his seat in office, he pledged to bring reform to the U.S. immigration system, and after becoming president, he has been successful at doing so. Not only has the Trump administration blocked certain immigrants from entering…