The RAISE Act and Immigration

Since the White House briefing yesterday, there’s been a lot of talk about immigration reform and what the future of immigration to the United State’s will look like. President Trump’s support of the RAISE Act has brought a lot of focus on immigration this past week.

Click here to read the bill (RAISE Act) that Senator Tom Cotton (AR-R) has introduced into the Senate.

At Georgia Immigration Assistance, we strive to keep up with all potential changes to the immigration system and how it will effect our clients. Nothing has changed in the way the immigration process works, however, this bill is an indicator that changes could be coming soon.

If you’ve been waiting to start the process toward a Permanent Resident Card, DACA application and other immigration applications, right now may be a great time to go ahead and get the process started.

Within the RAISE Act applications that have already been submitted will be “grandfathered” into the system, meaning the new rules will not apply. But if this bill were to pass or some similar measurement, then anyone who has not previously applied will be subject to any and all new changes.

While the process today is still rather complicated, the rules are familiar and more lenient than any proposals that have been discussed.

We can help you get a jump start on your immigration application and not only make the process a little easier, but helping you get a jump start ahead of any potential changes to immigration law.

Click here to contact our team.


When Immigrant Visas Are Returned to the Department of Homeland Security

When you have had an immigrant visa petition approved by the Department of Homeland Security, but were denied the visa at the consulate interview, it can be frustrating.

It doesn’t make sense that one agency found you eligible for an immigrant visa, while the other did not. Especially when you need the approval of both.

The USCIS website provides a thorough explanation of what happens next if you find yourself in this situation. There are remedies, but the Petitioner must be vigilant and keep an eye on all timelines, particularly if they are requiring some response from you in order to continue the process.

Check out the full article here.

Immigration Benefits for Military

Members of the  U.S. military are awarded certain benefits when applying for family immigration applications, but are very rarely aware of them. Anywhere from preferred processing, to special help lines and quicker processing of biometrics  and Infopass appointments.

You can find out here, how the USCIS can help military families.