Form I-693 and COVID vaccination in the US

Individuals submitting Form 1-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, on or after October 1, 2021, must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Most applicants filing for adjustment of status to become a lawful permanent resident with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or an immigrant visa application with Department of State (DOS) must […]

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What is the Visa Waiver Program?

What is the Visa Waiver Program? Our Nashville, TN immigration attorneys explain the Visa Waiver Program, which in some cases can allow you to visit the U.S. without going through the lengthy process of obtaining a visa first. Obtaining a visa that allows you to enter the United States is typically a complex process that […]

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Immigrant Visa vs. Non-Immigrant Visa

Immigrant Visa vs. Non-Immigrant Visa There are many ways for foreign nationals to enter the United States, and it is important to know the difference between the types of visas available — immigrant and nonimmigrant visas have different goals and different requirements. Non-immigrant and immigrant visas both grant foreign nationals the right to enter the […]

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Undocumented Immigrants & Departure Fines

Undocumented Immigrants Will No Longer Face Fines for Failure to Depart A recent announcement brings relief to undocumented immigrants throughout the country, as they will no longer face fines for failure to depart. Thousands of undocumented immigrants are told to leave the country every day, but some of these individuals never leave the United States. […]

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Are Visas Required to Visit the US?

Are Visas Required to Visit the US? Many people visit the United States every year, but before trying to enter the country, you may need a visa. Anyone who enters the United States must show certain travel documents. Sometimes that is something as simple as a passport, while other times, a person may have to […]

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Breaking Down President Biden’s New Immigration Bill

Breaking Down President Biden’s New Immigration Bill President Joe Biden’s administration announced a new expansive immigration bill that, if passed by Congress, would provide an eight-year pathway to U.S. citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the country. Speak with an experienced family petitions attorney in Tennessee to find out how President Biden’s new legislation […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Trump Rule on Immigration

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Trump Rule on Immigration An expansion of the public charge rule, enacted by Trump, has been challenged, which could make it easier for immigrants to enter or obtain legal status in the U.S. The United States has always had rules for immigrants who would be deemed “public charges” after they made […]

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10 Reasons Why You Could be Denied a Green Card

Each year, the government allows thousands of people to enter the U.S. to work and live here on a permanent basis. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues them a permanent resident card, which is also known as a green card. The green card really is green! However, many green card applications are denied. […]

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Biden Administration Grants Temporary Protected Status for Venezuelan Nationals

On March 8, 2021, the Biden Administration announced that it will grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to some 323,000 Venezuelan nationals in the United States. The initial period of TPS is 18 months and may be extended if conditions in Venezuela do not improve. TPS provides recipients with the legal right to remain in the […]

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How Will the Immigration Policy Change Under President Biden?

After Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, supporters and critics alike wondered how Biden’s presidency will change the country’s immigration laws. In fact, the newly sworn-in President’s first day in office started with issuing executive orders revising existing immigration enforcement policies and priorities. President Biden’s executive orders in […]

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