Thứ Tư, 02 Tháng Mười 201300:00(Xem: 19273)
Everyone has question about the Shutdown. Will it affect the processing of my case?

For the State Department (embassies and consulates), and CIS, and NVC, services like the processing of applications, and visa and passport issuances are fee-based.

So, the whole process of applying for an immigrant (and non-immigrant) visa, and receiving the visa, and receiving the Green Card…..all of these are pre-paid services, and they do not rely on additional funding by the federal government. Hence, the shutdown won't affect the case processing 

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has promised action on immigration legislation. Congressman Bob Goodlatte said the immigration issue needs to be solved and work on that is happening behind the scenes.

The congressman said that members of his committee are working on four bills including legislation to grant work visas to lower-skilled workers, and a bill to give immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as kids an "earned path to citizenship,"

With regard to the status of the 11 million people already in the country illegally, Goodlatte continues to say that he rejects a "special path to citizenship". He said that immigrants here illegally — aside from those brought as kids — should be allowed to obtain legal status, then use employment visas or family sponsorship to attain citizenship.

For people brought illegally as kids — often called DREAMers — Goodlatte approves of an "earned path" to citizenship that would give people legal status and allow them to get citizenship through education, military or other routes.

The United States has experience in offering a path to citizenship to millions of immigrants. In 1986, Congress passed the Simpson-Mazzoli Act. This law offered a true amnesty to millions of immigrants who were living in the country illegally. Of the 2.7 million who received green cards or legal residency through the new law, only about 40% chose to become US citizens.

 In fact, about 2 million illegal aliens ignored the new law in 1986, and did not even apply for Green Cards. Most of that immigrant population in 1986 had come from Mexico. Fewer than 35% of those Mexican-born immigrants had been naturalized by 2009. Many in this category were farm workers who eventually returned to their homeland.

 But maybe this time will be different. In February 2013, one survey found that 90% of today’s Hispanic immigrants said they would pursue naturalization if they could.

 Lack of English fluency was the main reason why so many Mexican immigrants did not attempt to become citizens.

 Scammers continue to target unsuspecting immigrants in the US, mainly among the Latino population. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a warning advising of a telephone scam. The new technique in this scam is the use of technology to falsify caller ID information and, thus, make the foreign national believe that the call is from a U.S. government official.

Unscrupulous individuals, posing as USCIS employees, are using caller ID spoofing to display a false phone number on the recipient's telephone. The caller requests personal information from the individual and, then claims that there are problems with the individual's immigration records. The caller next advises that payment is needed in order to resolve the particular issues.

The USCIS wants the public to be assured that the agency never requests any form of payment or personal information via telephone.

California lawmakers last week passed a bill to prohibit charging fees for services related to immigration reform before Congress passes new immigration legislation.

In Los Angeles, officials said they are investigating websites that claim to help immigrants get their legal papers even though no legislation has passed.

The latest CSPA-F2B status is that on September 3rd, lawyers for USCIS submitted their brief to the Supreme Court. If CIS loses this case, it will mean that children left behind in Vietnam because they were too old for CSPA will be able to keep the priority date of their parents’ petition when the parents reach the States and file a petition for the child. That would completely eliminate the waiting time for these F2B petitions. There are rumors that the Supreme Court will make a ruling in the first week of October. We will keep you informed.

Finally, some information that is not immigration-related but might be of interest to those who have a bank account outside the US. There is a law being considered for implementation in July 2014 that would require US citizens and permanent residents to pay tax on interest earned in foreign bank accounts. There are conflicting rumors about the details. Most people believe it would only apply to persons with large sums in foreign banks.

Q.1. The CSPA case in the Supreme Court concerns immigration cases in the 9thCircuit, which includes California and some other western states. Would the Supreme Court decision apply to all states?
A.1. Yes, if CIS loses its case, the Supreme Court ruling in favor of CSPA-F2B applicants would apply to sponsors living in every state.

Q.2. If there are changes in the immigration law, what group of illegal aliens is almost certain to obtain benefits?
A.2. That will be the DACA or DREAMers, who came to the US illegally when they were under 16 years of age. A path to citizenship is assured for them by both Senate and House proposed laws.

Q.3. How would IRS know if someone in the US has a foreign bank account?
A.3. IRS wants foreign banks to supply information about accounts owned by all US citizens and permanent residents. Of course some banks abroad will refuse to do this.

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