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Influx of Naturalization Applications at USCIS

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The wait time for naturalization applications has nearly doubled in the last year due to the increase in applications received at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Naturalization applications used to take five to seven months to be processed, and now they are taking close to a year, if not more in some […]

TPS for Nicaragua Ends – Honduras Awaits a Decision

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On November 6,  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaragua, effectively ending the legal authorization for over five thousand Nicaraguan Nationals to live and work in the United States. DHS has delayed the official termination date until January 5, 2019. The jury is still out on Honduras. DHS […]

The Fate of TPS Recipients to be Determined

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Nationals from El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti and Nicaragua, who have been permitted to live in the U.S. because of natural disasters and violence that have occurred in their countries, now await a decision on whether or not their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) with be extended or terminated. The Department of Homeland Security will have to […]

The White House has Decreased Refugee Admissions to a Record Low

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The White House announced that the U.S. will only admit 45,000 refugees for Fiscal Year 2018.  This will be the lowest refugee admissions ceiling ever set by the U.S. government. The limited refugee visas will be allocated with 19,000 for Africa; 17,500 for the Near East/South Asia; 5,000 for East Asia; and 2,000 for Europe and Central […]