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New Form I-130 Edition and Supplement

USCIS recently updated their website with a new Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. The new edition also includes a I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse and Beneficiary. USCIS will only accept the 2/27/17 edition, starting 4/28/17. If you… Read More
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Only New Forms Accepted After February 21, 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services posted updated versions of forms in December. Starting February 21, 2017, USCIS will not accept versions of these forms that are dated earlier than December 23, 2016. Many filing fees were also updated with t… Read More
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Executive Order Breaking Updates on Implementation

President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27, 2017 regarding visas, screening procedures, and refugees. His Executive Order is called “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” Among other thin… Read More
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Possible Admission Issues for Canadian Visitors

All travelers are issued electronic I-94 cards when entering by air. At land ports of entry, an I-94 card is not typically issued. To determine the duration of the period of authorization, check the I-94 website. Recently, many Canadian visitors have… Read More
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Easing U.S. Re-entry for Winter Travel

Many individuals and families choose to travel throughout the holiday season. Below are some tips to make re-entry into the United States as seamless as possible. What basic documents are required for re-entry after travel? Passport valid for at leas… Read More
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How Will the Trump Presidency Affect Immigration?

During his campaign, President-Elect Trump put immigration reform at the forefront of policy changes he pledged to make if elected. Since the November 8th election, many are wondering which of those changes will become reality. With his new Administr… Read More
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Sivaraman Immigration Law’s founder, Heather Sivaraman, brings an exceptional level of initiative, creativity and dedication to the practice of Immigration Law. A 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, she is an active… Read More
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Jing Huang, Associate Attorney, holds a Master’s degree in Law from University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from China Women’s University. Prior to joining Sivaraman Immigration Law, Jing worked as an attorney in China s… Read More

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