Category: Adjustment of Status


I-944: What is it and How it affects Green Card Filings

Effective October 15, 2019, USCIS will require a more enhanced way to screen the financial stability of the Petitioner and of the Beneficiary of a Green Card, Adjustment of Status Filing. This change arises from the August 14, 2019 publication of the Final Rule on Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility. USCIS will release and mandatorily […]

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No Objection Statement (NOS): Philippine J-1 Holder Waiver Breakdown

The No Objection Statement (NOS) Process for Philippine J-1 Holders is a lengthy process and can be confusing to most. A J-1 Exchange Visitor is a special type of visa that may have special conditions placed on the US Visa. The Special Condition is commonly called: (1) the two (2) year home residency requirement, or […]

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USCIS: The Return of an Enforcement Agency

USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) underwent a drastic policy shift in July 2018. The sleeping giant has been the foundation of US immigration filings predominately to (1) US Citizen Spouses, Children, and Parents, (2) Lawful Permanent Residents seeking to continue their permanent status or to become a US Citizen, and (3) Employment Entities. However, […]

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Military Deferred Action: A Parole in Place (PIP) Alternative

Military Deferred Action is an alternative filing option to Military Parole in Place. However, not every alternative is better. The purpose of Deferred Action is to “Defer” the “Action of deportation.” To qualify for Deferred Action, the Applicant is usually unable to apply for Adjustment of Status. If someone is unable to receive Lawful Permanent […]

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What does a USCIS Receipt Number (MSC, LIN, SRC, EAC, WAC, IOE) Mean?

A USCIS Receipt Number is very similar to tracking a package on Amazon. The Receipt Number, better called a tracking number, allows a recipient to track a filing online, over the phone, or in person at an INFOPASS. Now, let’s dive deeper!!! The Receipt Number can be broken into four parts. See the diagram below: […]

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How do I Respond to a USCIS Request for Evidence (RFE)?

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may, during their processing of a filing, determine that they need more information, some clarification, or documentation. This process of providing more information to USCIS is called a Request for Additional Evidence or a Request for Initial Evidence, both of which are commonly referred to as an RFE. […]

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Immigration’s 90 Day Rule: A new change making harsher consequences

In September 2017, the Department of State redefined their policy in finding “Visa Fraud” and “Immigrant Intent.” The 30/60 Day Rule (also known as the 30/60/90 Day Rule) has been superseded by the 90 Day Rule. 9 FAM 302.9-4 reviews Inconsistent Conduct Within 90 Days of Entry: If an alien violates or engages in conduct inconsistent […]

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Ajuste de estado: Entrada Quilatan o Renunciado a Entrada

Una Entrada Quilatan, también conocido como renunciado a entrada, es una admisión legal por “regularidad procesal,” es idéntica a la entrada sin inspección. Una regularidad procesal significa que CPB permite entrada en un vehículo y los ocupantes no cometen fraude o indican material falso (mentiras), entonces la entrada constituye legal. Sin embargo, sin registro del […]

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4th Circuit and I-9 Fraud: False Claim to U.S. Citizenship, I-9 Fraud being treated as an “Immigration Benefit,” and the Adjustment of Status Process

To begin, the fundamentals must be explained. First, the Fourth Circuit governs the laws of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. Second, the governing law can be found at: Dakura v. Holder, 772 F.3d 994 (2014). Third, a “False Claim to U.S. Citizenship” is a legal immigration term. Simply put, it is […]

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