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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.

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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The Fiancé Visa Guide

Sep 3, 2019

U.S. citizens who want to bring a foreign fiancé to the country in order to get married can often apply for a K-1 visa. Your fiancé must meet eligibility requirements, and you must get married within 90 days of his or her arrival – and then he or she can apply for lawful permanent resident…

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How to Get a Green Card in the U.S.

Aug 21, 2019

When you want to become a permanent resident of the United States, you’ll have to apply for a green card. Green cards are only available to people who meet certain criteria, including those who have immediate family in the U.S., those who have a job lined up, and those who fit into “special immigrant” categories.…

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How to Immigrate to the USA

Jun 11, 2019

Steps to Immigrating to The United States Immigrating to the United States and becoming a citizen can be a daunting process when you’re not sure where to start. In 2018, there were more than 44 million immigrants living in the US. If you are interested in immigrating from outside the country and becoming a permanent…

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The Complexity of Immigration Reform

May 31, 2019

The Complexity of Immigration Reform The United States was founded by immigrants, people traversing the Atlantic Ocean in search of a new and better life. Much like our forefathers of the 1600 and 1700s, immigrants to the United States today are looking for the same thing. Immigration is an issue that is filled with the…

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