Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Venezuelan Parole Program

Hello to the wonderful people of Venezuela, please read the following document. It is regarding the Venezuelan Parole Program, issued on October 12, 2022.

On Oct. 12, 2022, the United States announced a new process that allows Venezuelan nationals and their immediate family members to come to the United States. This provides a safe and orderly way for nationals of Venezuela who are outside the United States and lack U.S. entry documents to be considered, on a case-by-case basis, for advance authorization to travel and a temporary period of parole for up to 2 years for urgent humanitarian reasons and significant public benefit. To participate in this process, Venezuelan nationals must:

  • Have a supporter in the United States;
  • Undergo and clear robust security vetting;
  • Meet other eligibility criteria; and
  • Warrant a favorable exercise of discretion.

Individuals participating in the process must have a supporter in the United States who agrees to provide them with financial support for the duration of their parole in the United States.

The first step in the process is for the U.S.-based supporter to file a declaration of financial support (USCIS Form I-134) with the USCIS for each Venezuelan national or immediate family member they seek to support, including minor children. The U.S. government will then vet the supporter to ensure that they are able to financially support the Venezuelan nationals they are agreeing to support.

The followings are Examples of individuals who meet the supporter requirement:

  • U.S. citizens and nationals;
  • Lawful permanent residents, lawful temporary residents, and conditional permanent residents;
  • Non-immigrants in lawful status (who maintain their non-immigrant status and have not violated any of the terms or conditions of their non-immigrant status);
  • Asylees, refugees, and parolees;
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders; and
  • Beneficiaries of deferred action (including deferred action for childhood arrivals) or DED.

 Beneficiaries are:

  • A Venezuelan national (or their immediate family member) who is outside the United States and who may be considered for parole under this process.

    Immediate family members in this process include:

  • The spouse or common-law partner of a national of Venezuela; and
  • Their unmarried child(ren) under the age of 21. NOTE: If a child is under 18, they must be traveling with a parent or legal guardian in order to use this process.

USCIS is only accepting online filing of Form I-134 by individuals agreeing to financially support:

  • Ukrainians and their immediate family members as part of Uniting for Ukraine or
  • Venezuelans and their immediate family members as part of the process for Venezuelans.

You must be located in the United States to file Form I-134 online. Ukrainians and Venezuelans seeking parole under Uniting for Ukraine or the process for Venezuelans may not file Form I-134 on their own behalf. Supporters must include the name of the beneficiary on Form I-134.

 

Please, call our office and request a consultation if you have any questions. 

Thank you. 

Age required for a child to file for a parent

 Hello friends,

This is important, so please do not forget that in order for a US citizen to apply or petition for a parent, the petitioner MUST BE 21 years of age, NOT one day less or early. I just came across a client who applied for the parent 6-7 days before the client's 21 birthday, however, the USCIS denied the petition. The client chose the option to reapply rather than filing a motion to Reopen, Reconsider, or to file an appeal with the BIA. Please do not forget this, and when it doubt check with an Immigration attorney. Good luck friends. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Diversity Visa

 

Please read this carefully, this process is long and it can be overwhelming.  Stay calm and call our office for consultation.

 

Diversity Visa Steps.

1- Submit an entry;

2- Selection of Applicants by the US Government;

3- How to check whether the Applicant was selected;

4- How to confirm the Applicant's confirmation;

5- How to Submit the Applicant's Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application;

6- How and where to submit the Applicant's supporting evidence;

7- The next step is the Interview process, location, time, and date;

8- How to prepare for the consulate's interview; and what is the fee required;

9- The Applicant's interview, who must attend the interview, and what must the Applicant bring;

10- What happens after the interview.


DISCLAIMER: This is not a legal advice, and reading this post does not create a binding Attorney Client relationship. 

Thank you.

 

Monday, October 3, 2022

Diversity Visa

 Hello,

Diversity Visa program

Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV) is a program offered by the US government that makes up to 50,000 immigrant visas available annually and drawn randomly from entries to individuals from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Please check if you are eligible. There is a limited period of time when an individual can register for this program. Check to see if you are a native of a country with historically low rates of immigration to the United States, and check to see if you are qualified to apply.

The time to apply is very specific, and the US government does not accept early or late application. If interested, please contact our office for a consultation to see whether you might qualify. 

DISCLAIMER: This is not a legal advice, and reading this post does not create a binding Attorney Client relationship. 

Thank you.

 

 

 


 

EB-5 Visa vs. E-2 Visa

 

Hello all,

Today's topic is about E-2 Visas vs. EB-5 Immigrant investor visas. Some make a mistake and get confused between the two visas. The EB-5 visas require investors to come up with a minimum investment amount of $1,050,000 with additional requirements, whereas the E-2 visas require much lower investment amounts and could be less than $100,000. 

Please call our office and arrange a consultation if you have any questions.

DISCLAIMER: This is not a legal advice, and reading this post does not create a binding Attorney Client relationship. 

 

Thank you.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Notice to Appear before an Immigration Judge (NTA)

Hello from the Law office of Hachem & Associates,

If you are seeking Asylum in the US, please make sure you have all the documents given to you by the immigration office/ officer at the border where you entered the US. The officer may have given you a document called Notice to Appear ("NTA"). This Notice which is a charging document tells your attorney that you are in a removal proceedings, and when you MUST appear before an Immigration Judge ("IJ") on a specified date, or on a date to be later determined. Your attorney needs this Notice to learn of your next hearing date before the "IJ". 

I will keep posting the latest updates and changes from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS"), so please continue to regularly check my blog, as I will continue to post the latest news and updates about immigration issues specifically in my field of practice.

DISCLAIMER: This is not a legal advice, and reading this post does not create a binding Attorney Client relationship.




Venezuelan Parole Program

Hello to the wonderful people of Venezuela, please read the following document. It is regarding the Venezuelan Parole Program, issued on Oct...