Immigration to require COVID-19 vaccinations

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It’s time to get vaccinated! Starting October 1st, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State will demand all Lawful Permanent Residence and Refugee Status applicant’s COVID-19 vaccination documentation. If you are an applicant of these statuses, you will have to complete the COVID-19 vaccine series and provide documentation of […]

Do you have DACA? Marriage might be a better option

Daca or Marriage

As the future of DACA remains unclear, it is a good time to look at all of your options. We are pushing the DREAM Act to provide a path to citizenship for DACA youth. But, even if it passed today, it could take over a decade to become a US citizen through the DREAM Act. […]

Experience brings hope!

Experience brings hope Jessica Piedra

A few months ago, hope was lost in Kansas City. Liliana and her husband were discouraged because, after consulting with different lawyers, they were told that they could not continue with her case due to a small complication with her entry documents. During their first meeting, Liliana told attorney Piedra about her situation and what […]

First-Time DACA Slow, But Worth It

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Since December 2020, immigrants have been actively applying again for temporary protection from deportation and a renewable work permit that is granted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Unfortunately, the process has been slow since then, and only 1.5% of first-time applications have been approved so far. In this regard, time is […]

USCIS Updates – Good News!

USCIS updates

Today is a great day! We have officially received the news that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued new policy updates in its Policy Manual that will benefit all Latinos and immigrants who are seeking a new life in the United States.  The changes, which revolve around a request for evidence and […]

TPS: New Supreme Court updates – Apply today!

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Today we have news of interest to immigrants who are TPS holders and plan to apply for permanent residency in the future, or are close to applying for permanent residency. In this regard, the Supreme Court voted 9-0 that TPS holders can only obtain permanent residency through family if they had a lawful entry into […]

Do you have DACA? do not miss these tips

Accion Diferida Daca

  Dear friends, this is a difficult time. Remember that the president does not change until January 20. We will have more information in the days ahead, but for now, here are some tips for young people with DACA. 1. Those with DACA should keep renewing. They are already in your system so there is […]

Talking to Attorney Jessica Piedra: Tax Time!

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  It is tax time again! Are you ready? Everyone in the United States is supposed to file a tax return – no matter their immigration status. The most important thing is to always tell the truth and to give the same information to each government agency. Taxes can be important evidence in your immigration […]

Speaking with Attorney Jessica Piedra: Options for Military Families

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Serving your country in the military can bring benefits to your immigrant family members. Today, nearly half of active-duty service members have families of their own. They should not have to worry about being separated from them. Therefore, there are special programs for military families. Citizenship can be faster for the person serving. Permanent residence […]

How Kansas City’s Mexican Immigrants Are Responding To New Administration

Attorney Jessica Piedra

    With the new administration’s immigration orders and the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, tensions have been on the rise. To get a sense of how Kansas City’s Mexican immigrant communities are feeling right now, we check in with a DACA student, the head consul of Mexico in Kansas City, and an immigration lawyer.   […]