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On July 16, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing asking U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) to explain the increase in immigration case processing times and denials.  Since USCIS fiscal year (FY) 2017 there has been a 67% increase in case processing times, resulting in 2.3 million […]

Federal law has for decades legally allowed individuals from other countries to apply for asylum if they have a well-founded fear of persecution or torture based on a protected ground of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Winning asylum is already very difficult, with […]

Next year is a presidential election year, and electioneering has already begun to gain momentum in both parties.  There’s no doubt the ever-increasing political rhetoric has begun to motivate future voters at both ends of the political spectrum who may qualify to become U.S. citizens.  As immigration attorneys, we see […]