Ocala Florida Immigration Blog.

THE FUTURE OF DACA FOR DREAMERS

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 @ 08:57 AM

Dreamers are undocumented immigrants brought to the United States at a young age either by their parents or otherwise and have known the United States as their only home.

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Tags: undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, Dream Act, DACA, Deferred Action

Happy New Year!

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @ 10:43 PM

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Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Sat, Dec 24, 2016 @ 09:41 PM

Wishing our current, future, and past clients, as well as fellow attorneys, our well wishers and contributors a happy holiday season and a blessed 2017.

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LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT WHO GIVES BIRTH OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Fri, May 27, 2016 @ 09:07 PM

A lawful permanent resident of the U.S. who gives birth during a temporary visit outside the U.S. may be able to return to the U.S. with the child without the need to file any immigration application or request a U.S. visa for the child. Such a child will be admitted into the U.S. as a permanent resident if the following requirements are met:

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Tags: Ocala Immigration Attorney, Immigration, Alien Registration, green card for child, birth of child outside the US, lawful Permanent resident parent

2016 EXTENSION OF TPS STATUS FOR NICARAGUA

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Fri, May 20, 2016 @ 06:42 PM

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security have extended TPS status designation for eligible citizens of Nicaragua and stateless persons who last habitually resided in that country.
The Immigration law of the United States provides that a country may be designated temporary protected status (TPS) if there is armed conflict which would result in serious threat to the personal safety of citizens of that country if returned, or if there is a natural disaster in such a country and hence the country cannot cope with the return of its citizens or if the Attorney General of the US finds extra ordinary and temporary conditions preventing the safe return of citizens of such country.

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Tags: Immigration, protection from Deportation, Temporary Protected Status-TPS-Nicaragua, 2016 TPS renewal

New York City H1B Visa Program for Entrepreneurs.

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 @ 01:47 PM

On February 18, 2016, The New York City Economic Development Corporation in partnership with City University of New York launched a Program called the International Innovators Initiative ( IN2NYC) designed to help international entrepreneurs obtain H1B visas in the United States to enable them remain in the country legally to grow their businesses.

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Tags: Immigration, H1B VISA, entrepreneurs

HAPPY NEW YEAR-2016

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Fri, Jan 01, 2016 @ 12:58 AM


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USCIS Accepts Credit Card for Immigration Fee for Naturalization

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 12:31 AM

Naturalization applicants seeking to become US citizens but not eligible for a fee waiver are now able to use their credit cards to pay the Immigration filing and biometric fee for their Form N-400, Application for Naturalization which is a total of $680. This is a combination of the Immigration filing fee of $595 and the biometric service fee of $85.

To pay using a credit card, Naturalization applicants are required to complete Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transaction, which is to be placed on top of the N-400 application for naturalization and mailed to US Citizenship & Immigration Services-USCIS.

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Tags: Immigration filing fee for Naturalization, USCIS accepts Credit card payments

National Visa Center No Longer Collecting Original Civil Documents

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 @ 02:19 PM

The National Visa Center (NVC) has ceased collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa (IV) applications as of November 12, 2014.

Applicants will be required to submit photocopies of supporting documents (such as birth, marriage, and police certificates) and will be instructed to take their original documents to their interviews for review at the designated US Embassy.

This however, does not include the Affidavit of Support forms, which petitioners will still submit to NVC for Initial evaluation.

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Tags: Ocala Immigration Attorney, Immigration, Immigrant Visa process, US Immigration, Alien Registration, Affidavit of support, National Visa Center, US embassies

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Thu, Nov 28, 2013 @ 10:14 AM

As you all gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving, be grateful for the many blessings you have received.

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USCIS Update on Immigration Application for Same-Sex Couples

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 @ 07:01 PM

USCIS, today published additional frequently asked questions on immigration application based on same sex marriages. This is a follow up on its recent announcement of accepting and adjudicating same sex Immigration applications in the same manner as opposite sex couples in compliance with the recent supreme court decision declaring section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional.

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Tags: USCIS FAQ on same sex Immigration application, Immigration & Same Sex Marriages, green card for same sex partners.

USCIS Accepts Immigration Application Based On Same Sex Marriage

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 09:04 AM

US Citizen and Lawful Permanent Resident same sex couples married to foreign nationals are now eligible to file Immigration applications on behalf of their same sex spouse after the recent Supreme Court decision holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.

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Tags: Immigration & Same Sex Marriage, green card for same sex couples, USCIS accepts Immigration Application for Gay Coup

USCIS Implements Customer Identity Verification at Local Offices

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Wed, May 29, 2013 @ 09:45 PM

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on May 6th 2013, implemented a new program called Customer Identity Verification (CIV) in its field offices.

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Tags: USCIS Customer Identity Verification, USCIS local offices, USCIS interview, Immigration biometrics, USCIS fingerprint appointment

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 @ 10:46 PM

Today, the Senate introduced the long-awaited immigration bill: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.

Outline & Highlights of the bill can be found here and here.

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Tags: Comprehensive Immigration reform, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, Senate Immigration bill

Documentary on the DREAM Act for Undocumented Children of Immigrants

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 @ 03:28 PM

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Tags: Comprehensive Immigration reform, Illegal Immigrants, undocumented Immigrants, Dream Act, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA

President Obama's Proposed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill.

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 @ 11:40 AM

According to the fact Sheet released by the white house on January 29th, 2013   titled “Fixing our Broken Immigration System so everyone plays by the Rules “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 13012946, President Obama acknowledged that America’s immigration system is broken, and it is time to fix it in a way that requires responsibility and accountability from everyone.

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Tags: Comprehensive Immigration reform, undocumented Immigrants, immigration Bill, Immigration Amnesty, President obama proposed Immigration reform

Immigrant Visa Interview & Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 @ 09:13 AM

One of the requirements of eligibility for the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver is the approval of an Immediate Relative Petition (Form I-130 or I-360) and the payment of the Immigrant Visa and Affidavit of Support fee to the Department of State (DOS).

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Tags: Ocala Immigration Attorney, USCIS Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, hardship waiver, Penalty for Unlawful Presence, three & ten Years unlawful presence bar, unlawful presence waiver, Final rule on Provisional Unlawful Presence waiver, Terminating immigrant Visa registration

US Senators Proposed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 @ 10:21 AM

Eight Senators; Schumer, McCain, Durbin, Graham, Menendez, Rubio, Bennet, and Flake recently came together to propose an Immigration reform legislation which they announced on January 28th 2013.

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Tags: Comprehensive Immigration reform, Illegal Immigrants, undocumented Immigrants, Dream Act, immigration Bill, US senator's Proposed Immigration Bill, Immigration Amnesty

Effects of an Approved Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 @ 01:55 PM

In the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver process, the waiver, by itself, does not convey a legal status. It is a secondary benefit to a primary application that would give a non US Citizen legal immigrant status.

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Tags: Ocala Immigration Attorney, Illegal Immigrants, undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, unlawful presence, USCIS Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, hardship waiver, unlawful presence waiver, three & ten Years unlawful presence Penalty bar, protection from Deportation, Final rule on Provisional Unalawful Presence waive

USCIS Final Rule on Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 @ 07:59 AM

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Tags: Ocala FL Immigration Blog, Illegal Immigrants, unlawful presence, USCIS Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, hardship waiver, three & ten Years unlawful presence bar, Final rule on Provisional Unalawful Presence waive, undocumented parents

Speculation About The Proposed Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 @ 07:53 AM

Recently, a comment was posted on my immigration blog -  The Reality of USCIS Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver.

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Tags: Ocala FL Immigration Blog, Ocala Immigration Attorney, Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu, Illegal Immigrants, undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, unlawful presence, USCIS Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, hardship waiver, Penalty for Unlawful Presence, three & ten Years unlawful presence bar, unlawful presence waiver, three & ten Years unlawful presence Penalty bar

School Enrollment Requirement for Deferred Action Application

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

Based on the Secretary of Homeland Security’s June 15th, 2012 announcement, applicants for deferred action for childhood arrivals must show among other requirements that they are either:

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Tags: Ocala Immigration Attorney, Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, Deferred Action, Deferred Action Lawyer, Application for Deferred Action, School enrollment for Deferred Action

The Reality of USCIS Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver.

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 @ 12:46 AM

Unlawful presence occurs when a non-U.S. citizen remains in the United States beyond the period of time authorized by the U.S Immigration Agencies. The term also refers to persons present in the United States without being properly admitted or paroled.

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Tags: Ocala FL Immigration Blog, Ocala Immigration Attorney, Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu, Illegal Immigrants, undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, unlawful presence, USCIS Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, hardship waiver, Penalty for Unlawful Presence, three & ten Years unlawful presence bar, unlawful presence waiver, three & ten Years unlawful presence Penalty bar

USCIS Filing Process for Deferred Action Status for Childhood Arrivals

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Tue, Aug 07, 2012 @ 08:04 AM

Beginning August 15th, 2012, USCIS will start accepting deferred action application from applicants. The application for deferred action can be concurrently filed with an application for work authorization document. The Immigration application fee will be $465.00.

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Tags: Ocala Immigration Attorney, undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Work Authorization, Deferred Action Lawyer, Application for Deferred Action

Application for Deferred Action Status for Childhood Arrivals

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Mon, Aug 06, 2012 @ 02:06 AM

Deferred Action is a discretionary determination to defer removal or deportation action of an individual from the United States.
Individuals granted Deferred Action status are eligible to receive employment authorization for the period of Deferred Action (which is two years subject to renewal) provided he or she can demonstrate “an economic necessity for employment.”
Applicants must demonstrate eligibility for Deferred Action status through verifiable documentations.

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Tags: undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, Deferred Action, Work Authorization, protection from Deportation, Deferred Action Lawyer, Application for Deferred Action

It’s 2012 Election Year!Unlawful Voting & Its Immigration consequence

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 @ 12:09 PM

The U.S law makes it an immigration and criminal violation for non-U.S citizens to vote in Federal, State or local election, which requires United States citizenship in order to be eligible to vote in such elections. A non-citizen, who does vote, is in violation of Federal, State, or local law and is inadmissible and deportable from the U.S.

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Tags: Ocala FL Immigration Blog, Immigration, Unlawful Voting & Its Immigration Consequence, deportation, election law

Undocumented Parents Caught in Immigration Limbo

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 11:19 PM

Most illegal or undocumented immigrants who brought their young children with them eventually had other children born in the US and hence US citizens.

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Tags: Ocala Immigration Attorney, Illegal Immigrants, undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, undocumented parents

Should The Sins Of Undocumented Parents Be Visited On Their Children?

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 @ 10:35 PM

Efforts are being made to block President Obama's recent undertaking to stop the deportation of illegal or undocumented immigrants brought into the US as children by granting them deferred Action. The GOP has introduced a bill to that effect.

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Tags: Ocala FL Immigration Blog, Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu, Illegal Immigrants, undocumented Immigrants, Dream Act, Deferred Action

Deferred Action: A Temporary Immigration Solution For Young Dreamers

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 @ 01:12 AM

Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security  announced on June 15th 2012 that with immediate effect, certain illegal or undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as young children, and do not pose a risk to national security or public safety, and meet the following criteria will not be deported from the United states.

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Tags: Ocala FL Immigration Blog, Illegal Immigrants, undocumented Immigrants, Deferred Action, Work Authorization, Homeland security June 15th, 2012 Announcement

President Obama & Same Sex Marriage - An Immigration Law Perspective.

Posted by Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu on Mon, Jun 11, 2012 @ 09:18 AM

Recently, President Obama has expressed his view in support of same-sex marriage.This has raised a lot of questions in the Christian community as to his religious convictions. Some have asked  what bible is the president reading? while others have questioned is political agenda.

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