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Happy Thanksgiving!
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: November 23, 2017

On this Thanksgiving Day, may you and your family be blessed with the joy of Thanksgiving? Read More

Expansion of USCIS Interviews
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: October 3, 2017

Beginning October 1st, 2017, USCIS will require in-person interviews for certain green card applications that before now did not need an interview before approval, and certain immigration benefits that will subsequently lead to permanent resident status in the US. The Immigration applications that will require an Interview before approval include: Green card applications based on employment Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition filed on behalf of beneficiaries already in the U.S. Apart from the above categories, USCIS is planning to gradually expand its interview requirements to other types of immigration applications/benefits not currently affected. The goal of this change is to improve the… Read More

  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: September 29, 2017

On September 5th, 2017, President Trump's administration rescinded/terminated President Barack Obama's DACA Program, established in 2012, amidst criticisms. According to President Trump, he will revisit the issue if Congress is unable to come up with an immigration solution within six months. The U.S.Department of Homeland Security has indicated the following: 1. Current DACA recipients will be permitted to retain both the period of deferred action and their work authorization documents until they expire unless terminated or revoked before their expiration. 2. A DACA recipient whose benefits expired on or before September 4th, 2017 and failed to file a renewal application… Read More

The Future of DACA for Dreamers
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: January 18, 2017

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. President Obama in 2012 through executive action granted protection from deportation through the deferred action for childhood arrivals [DACA] to these dreamers, to allow them to continue to make positive impacts in their respective communities and the United States through education, military service, and careers in other productive fields. President-elect, Donald Trump promised during his election campaigns to terminate President Obama’s executive action protecting dreamers from deportation from the United States.… Read More

  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: January 5, 2017
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: December 25, 2016

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.Read More

Lawful Permanent Resident Who Gives Birth Outside The U.S.
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: May 28, 2016

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: The accompanying parent is a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. The child will be seeking admission into the U.S. with the returning resident parent upon such parent’s first trip back to the U.S. after the birth… Read More

2016 Extension of TPS Status for Nicaragua
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: May 20, 2016

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 extraordinary and… Read More

New York City H1B Visa Program for Entrepreneurs
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: March 29, 2016

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. The City University of New York-CUNY is an integrated system of colleges, graduate and professional schools, research centers, institutes etc which provides the city with graduates trained for positions in the sciences, technology, mathematics, teaching, nursing etc. New York City Economic Development Corporation-NYCEDC is the City's primary… Read More

  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: January 1, 2016
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