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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published a final rule effective January 24, 2020 to amend regulations for B-2 temporary visitors for pleasure. The rule explicitly provides that Consular Officers should deny B visa applications found to be made with “the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child by giving […]

In August, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a rule requiring inquiry into whether immigrants in certain nonimmigrant classifications may have received public benefits that would render them inadmissible to the United States on “public charge” grounds.  Because existing USCIS forms do not ask applicants about prior receipt […]

Click here to view February 2020 Visa Bulletin.  The U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued the Monthly Visa Bulletin for February 2020, which reflects no movement of the Dates for Filing across backlogged preference categories, along with minor forward movement across backlogged Final Action Dates, or priority dates. U.S. Citizenship […]