Were you admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)? ---> There is no provision of law that would allow you to extend your stay. However, if you are unable to depart before their current period of admission expires due to exigent circumstances, there is an option to request relief in the form of a Satisfactory Departure request. Both U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have authority to handle these requests which grant an individual a period of 30 days in which to depart the U.S.
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On July 19, 2019 the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision finding that the Virginia offense of participating in criminal street gang activity is not categorically a crime involving moral turpitude.
The Virginia statute, Va. Code § 18.2-46.2(A), which prohibits participation in a criminal street gang, is as follows:
The Fourth Circuit issued a published decision (which means it has precedential value which must be followed by judges within the 4th Circuit) which finds a claim of asylum based on the Salvadoran government's inability to protect a woman from domestic violence is a proper basis for a grant of asylum.
The USCIS has issued policy guidance to define Extreme Hardship as it should be applied by immigration officers adjudicating waivers and other applications which require such a showing.
Anuncio de la expansión de la dispensa I-601A
El 29 de julio de 2016, el Servicio de Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció una expansión de la elegibilidad de la dispensa I-601A (por presencia ilegal) a todos las personas que legalmente sean elegible.
The US CIS has just announced in the Federal Register its proposed new fee schedule, which will significantly increase the cost of immigration filings. This announcement is available at
Question Detail: My retail business has experienced some loss, and I want to see if it qualifies as a troubled business under the EB-5 program. What does USCIS consider a troubled business for EB-5 investment purposes? What proof will I need to provide to show that it is troubled? If I currently have 8 employees, and get an EB-5 investor to invest, will they just have to preserve those jobs or create new ones?
Question Detail: If I make the $500,000 investment, roughly how much can I expect to pay for EB-5 immigration in total? I also would like to know specifically what the mandatory fees are at each stage of the application, and what other costs I should expect throughout the whole process?