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In August, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility.  The final rule becomes effective October 15, 2019 and impacts nonimmigrants and intending immigrants. Because existing USCIS forms do not ask applicants about prior receipt of public benefits, USCIS will […]

The issuance of driver licenses is a state-issued benefit and therefore is governed by state law. This blog only addresses obstacles encountered by those without U.S. citizenship or permanent residency when applying for a Texas driver’s license. If you are unsure whether your immigration status allows you to apply for […]

After months or even years of waiting, you have finally received your green card. While excited about your new status as a permanent resident, you might be wondering what comes next. Below are some helpful tips, including how to help maintain your green card status and how to start preparing […]