Saturday 19th September 2020

New California Law Expands Tax Credit for Immigrants

SACRAMENTO, (AP):- California will give tax breaks to more immigrants — including those living in the country illegally — under a new law that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Friday. The earned income tax credit gives cash back to people who have jobs but make so little that they often don’t owe any income taxes. The idea is to encourage people to work by promising to boost their pay with a tax credit. People get the money as a refund when they file their taxes each year. Combined with the federal credit, qualifying families can earn up to $8,000. California has had its own earned income tax credit since 2015. But it was only available to people who had Social Security numbers. That excluded immigrants who paid taxes with an individual taxpayer identification number issued by the IRS. In June, California expanded its earned income tax credit for the first time to immigrants who have..

More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP):- Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks. The 39-year-old woman from Cuba was told only that she would undergo an operation to treat her ovarian cysts, but a month later, she’s still not sure what procedure she got. After Cardentey repeatedly requested her medical records to find out, Irwin County Detention Center gave her more than 100 pages showing a diagnosis of cysts but nothing from the day of the surgery. “The only thing they told me was: ‘You’re going to go to sleep and when you wake up, we will have finished,’” Cardentey said this week in a phone interview. Cardentey kept her hospital bracelet. It has the date, Aug. 14, and part of the doctor’s name, Dr...


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USCIS, magsasakatuparan ng Programang Parole para sa mga Beteranong Pilipino ng Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig

WASHINGTON — Simula Hunyo 8, 2016, ang U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ay papayagan ang ilang benepisyaryo ng aprobadong family-based immigrant visa petitions na magkaroon ng pagkakataong mapagkalooban ng parole base sa kani-kanilang kaso upang sa gayon ay makarating sa Amerika habang hinihintay ang kanilang immigrant visa na magagamit sa tamang panahon.Ang mga detalyeng patakaran sa nasabing parole ay matatagpuan sa ulat ng White House, na nailathala nuong Hulyo 2015...

USCIS Updates Process for Accepting Petitions for Relatives Abroad

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, as part of the adjustment of its international footprint to increase efficiencies, Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, will only be processed domestically by USCIS or internationally by the Department of State in certain circumstances beginning Feb 1, 2020.  DOS will assume responsibility for certain services previously provided at USCIS international offices, services that DOS already provide in..

USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation Following Supreme Court Stay of Nationwide Injunctions

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”) on Feb. 24, 2020, except for in the State of Illinois where the rule remains enjoined by a federal court as of Jan. 30, 2020. Under the Final Rule, USCIS will look at the factors required under the law by Congress, like an alien’s age, health, income, education and skills, among others, in order to determine whether the alien is likely at any..

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N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions

Forms Form N-648 (PDF, 137 KB) Instructions for Form N-648 (PDF, 133 KB) Purpose of Form Use this form if you are applying for U.S. citizenship and need to request an exception to the English and civics testing requirements for naturalization because of physical or developmental disability or mental..

N-644, Application for Posthumous Citizenship

Forms Form N-644 (PDF, 133 KB) Instructions for Form N-644 (PDF, 41 KB) Purpose of Form Public Law 101-249 provides for the granting of U.S. citizenship to an alien or noncitizen national whose death resulted from injury or disease incurred on active duty with the U.S. armed services during specified periods of military hostilities. Posthumous citizenship is an honorary status commemorating the bravery and sacrifices of these persons; it does not convey any benefits under the..

N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322

Forms Form N-600K (PDF, 569 KB) Instructions for Form N-600K (PDF, 254 KB) Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (PDF, 238 KB) Purpose of Form Children who regularly reside in a foreign country may use this form to claim U.S. citizenship based on their..