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Will the U.S. Government Accept my Foreign Birth Certificate?

Applications for permanent residency must include a lot of documentation. USCIS and Department of State require documentation of your birth. Ideally, this is achieved by submitting your birth certificate with your application. A birth certificate establishes the applicant’s country of citizenship and familial relationships, which helps to show eligibility for permanent residency. This also helps…

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Why didn’t I get an EAD / AP Combo Card?

Recently, USCIS has been approving Employment Authorization documents (EADs) without approving advance parole travel documents (APs) at the same time even though both applications were filed together. For the past ten or so years, USCIS has normally issued EAD/AP cards, or combo cards, when applicants applied for employment authorization and advance parole at the same…

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USCIS Policy Alert: Interfiling FAQs

On January 21, 2022, USCIS updated its guidance affecting some employment-based adjustment of status applicants. Specifically, USCIS is now encouraging anyone who would benefit from the process of interfiling to consider doing so. As a refresher, interfiling is the process of transferring the underlying basis for your adjustment of status from one preference category (such…

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Facebook Settles PERM Dispute with the US Department of Justice

Facebook, Inc. and the United States Department of Justice entered into a settlement agreement on October 19, 2021. The agreement relates to allegations that Facebook has discriminated against U.S. workers by preferring visa workers for certain jobs over qualified, available U.S. workers in the PERM labor certification process. If true, that practice is a clear…