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Month: August 2011

USCIS Announces Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians

Liberians who are currently in the United States and working as well as living in the country may qualify for a new extension of employment authorization. President Obama has recently announced that Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) will be extended through the end of March 2013 for some qualified nationals of Liberia and for some individuals …

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Gay Marriage Immigration and Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) denies federal benefits, including immigration benefits to same-sex couples. This can affect same sex couples who are applying for gay marriage immigration applications, since DOMA does not recognize same-sex couples. This means that when same-sex couples apply for immigration benefits, such as a K-1 visa or an I-130 …

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Get Help with Preparing for the Naturalization Test

Once you have filed N-400 in order to apply for citizenship, you will need to start preparing for the citizenship test. Form N-400 states your intention to petition for naturalization and provides the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with information to review your application. However, to become a US citizen, you will still need …

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USCIS N-400 Priority Processing for Certain Non-Citizen SSI Recipients

In August 2011, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would prioritize the processing of USCIS Form N-400 (application for naturalization) in some cases for SSI recipients. SSI recipients who have had an N-400 application pending for at least four months and SSI recipients who will have SSI benefits ended within one …

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