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Congress Expected to Pass Dent Immigration Bill This Week

"Congress is poised to send a bill to the president's desk this week that will help a Lebanese man from the Lehigh Valley become a U.S. citizen. Written by U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, the bill* ensures that people with green cards working at U.S. embassies abroad are able to become naturalized citizens...

USCIS Policy Manual Update: Naturalization; Residence Abroad; Interpreters & Translators

" On June 10, 2013, USCIS updated the section of the USCIS Policy Manual regarding time spent abroad by interpreters and translators employed by or under contract with the Chief of Mission or U.S. armed forces. Previous policy allowed individuals employed abroad as interpreters or translators...

USCIS Interim Memo: Hague Convention, Residence

Criteria for Determining Habitual Residence in the United States for Children from Hague Convention Countries "This policy memorandum (PM) clarifies the criteria to follow in determining whether or not the Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption...

USCIS Liberalizes Criteria for Determining Habitual Residence in Some Hague Convention Adoption Cases

"Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), there are three ways that adopted children can qualify as the children of a U.S. citizen parent for purposes of acquiring lawful permanent resident status, and generally derivative U.S. citizen status, through that adoptive parent....

Va. DACA Students May Establish Residence for In-State Tuition

" In a letter sent this morning to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), the presidents of Virginia's colleges and universities, and the chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, Attorney General Mark R. Herring advised that, under current Virginia law, Virginia...

BIA on Imputed Presence/Residence: Matter of Duarte-Luna & Luna

"A parent’s continuous physical presence and continuous residence in the United States cannot be imputed to a child for purposes of establishing the child’s eligibility for Temporary Protected Status." - Matter of Duarte-Luna & Luna, 26 I&N Dec. 325 (BIA 2014)

USCIS Policy Manual Update: Effective Date of Lawful Permanent Residence for Purposes of Citizenship and Naturalization

USCIS Policy Alert, July 27, 2016 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the effective date of lawful permanent residence for purposes of citizenship and naturalization." See also: https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual...