Iranian IRGC or Sepah Immigration Ban: What You Should Know If You Have Completed Mandatory Military Service in IRGC or Sepah
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), also known as Sepah, was designated as a terrorist organization by President Trump in April 2019. This designation carries serious immigration repercussions for Iranian males who did their mandatory military service with IRGC or Sepah. There are some distinctions and options depending on whether you are applying for a U.S. immigrant visa or nonimmigrant visa and whether you are applying from outside the United States at an embassy abroad or whether you are applying for an immigrant benefit from within the United States, such as adjustment of status or citizenship (N-400/Naturalization). This article discusses obstacles and strategies arising from a case involving an IRGC mandatory service.
Applying for an Employment Visa? Expect to be Interviewed – New Trump-Era Rule
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this fall that in accordance with President Trump’s Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017, all applicants that filed an I-140 (Immigration Petition for Alien Worker) will be required to attend an interview.
The Trump administration announced on September 5, 2017, that they will be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. DACA is a law that allows undocumented immigrants that qualify to receive two-year work permits and to receive an exemption from deportation. President Obama created the immigration policy in 2012 to stall deportation efforts against immigrants that were brought to the United States as children.
Wedding Dress: Check. Wedding Reception: Check. Honeymoon: Check. Now, what?
Congratulations on your marriage! This is an exciting time of merging two lives into one. If you are a foreign national and your spouse is a United States citizen, you may be eligible to apply for legal permanent residency (also known as a Green Card). A U.S. citizen's spouse is considered an "immediate relative," which is a special class or category according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
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