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Immigration is frequently changing. Here at Nanthaveth and Associates, we like to keep you updated with the latest news in local and national immigration, tell you about changes within our firm, and share helpful information pertaining to your immigration needs.

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Understanding Green Card Marriage

Jun 10, 2020

United States citizens may apply for a spouse to earn a green card by marriage. Similarly, after foreign citizens have lived and worked in the United States and met the qualifications for permanent residency status, they too may apply for a green card by marriage for a spouse. The process for a green card by…

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Visa Options For Permanent Residency in the United States

Visa Options: How to Become a Permanent Resident of the U.S

May 15, 2020

Green card holders or permanent residents of the United States are allowed to live in the country indefinitely, own their own business, work, and even join the military. Though you cannot vote or receive government benefits, you will have the privilege of applying for citizenship after five years. Moreover, you will be protected by the…

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Immediate News Update President Trump Pauses Immigration In The U.S.

Apr 23, 2020

Immediate Notice from AILA and American Immigration Council Summary of the April 22, 2020 Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak Authority: Immigration and Nationality Act sections 212(f) and 215(a) and 3 U.S.C. section 301 The proclamation becomes effective on Thursday,…

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Free Consultation Immigration Attorney

5 Reasons to Schedule a Free Consultation with an Immigration Lawyer

Apr 10, 2020

If you’re reading this, you may be asking yourself – “Do I need a lawyer?” The answer is likely “yes.” Your livelihood in the United States is too important to leave any court ruling to chance. When unexpected troubles arise concerning your right to live and work in the United States, you may wonder what…

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H-4 Visa Holders To Lose Work Authorizations

H-4 EAD Removal: What You Need to Know as an H-4 Visa Holder

Feb 13, 2020

Some H-4 dependent spouses may be about to lose work authorization in the United States thanks to a recent decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The appellate court passed on making a decision on the revocation of work authorization, instead handing the decision back to a lower court for…

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Supreme Court Allows DHS to Implement its Public Charge Rule

Supreme Court Allows DHS to Implement its Public Charge Rule

Feb 3, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the Department of Homeland Security a stay on an injunction that prevented it from enacting its highly restrictive Public Charge Rule on immigrants. DHS can now implement the rule nationwide (with the exception of Illinois), which will have a tremendous effect on legal immigration to the United States. The…

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Can your Green Card Be Denied If You Don't Have Healthcare - Nanthaveth & Associates

Can the U.S. Government Deny Your Green Card if You Can’t Afford Healthcare?

Jan 14, 2020

The U.S. government can deny visas and green cards for many reasons, but is healthcare one of them? Healthcare in the U.S. is notoriously expensive – and as of November 3, 2019, the government planned to deny lawful immigrants visas based on their ability to pay for medical care. The proclamation, issued by the current…

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2019 Immigration Statistics and What to Expect for 2020 - Nanthaveth & Associates

2019 Immigration Statistics and What to Expect for 2020

Jan 2, 2020

2019 immigration statistics are just coming in, tallied by the Office of Immigration Statistics (part of the Department of Homeland Security) and several other research agencies, and what they cover might surprise you. 2019 Immigration Statistics The only 2019 immigration statistics available as of this writing are for the first quarter of the fiscal year,…

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New Investment Minimums for EB-5 Visas - Nanthaveth & Associates - Austin TX

New Investment Minimums for EB-5 Visas

Dec 15, 2019

In November, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – the agency responsible for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – published a new rule that increased the minimum investment a person must make to enter the U.S. through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The rule, which took effect on November 21, modernized the entire EB-5 visa…

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Trump Administration Public Charge Rule Blocked By District Courts Before Implementation

Public Charge Rule Blocked By 3 District Courts Ahead of Implementation

Oct 17, 2019

On October 11th, judges in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Northern District of California and Eastern District of Washington all blocked the new public charge rule set to go into place on October 15th in an injunction. Public charge is defined as an “individual who is likely to become…

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