By: Megan S. Turngren
With multiple agencies issuing different immigration paperwork for the R-1 process, it can often be difficult to understand the importance of each document. However, even though it may seem complicated, it is always very important to note the expiration dates of the I-129 approval notice, the R-1 visa, and the I-94. In many cases, these three items will each have different expiration dates. This discrepancy is due to the fact that each of these documents is issued by a different government agency.
I was born in Managua, Nicaragua, the second of 5 children. I was about 15 months old when I had my first contact with the United States of America. This happened through my father returning home after spending a year at the University of Florida, Gainsville in a graduate course of Sanitary Engineering. He admired this country and its people and he taught his wife and children to love and admire it too. I remember that he used to shave early in the morning while listening to Good Morning America and the voice of the United States of America.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) Update
With the Senate passing its immigration bill last June and the House currently working on its own legislation, comprehensive immigration reform is a likely reality. Although legislation is far from final, the expected overhaul will certainly have a monumental impact on all facets of immigration law.
What Are You Doing to Prepare for CIR?
Join us for CLINIC's second quarterly webinar of the year. CLINIC staff will report on our ongoing legalization work; advocacy on immigration detainers; and developing and using program policies and procedures to strengthen your program. We will also review developments in immigration law and procedure including DACA renewal; the new N-400 ; recent BIA and federal court cases on asylee adjustment and U visa waivers; new guidelines on credible fear determinations; and updates and practice tips from the NSC on waiver adjudications.
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
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