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Summer 2018

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"We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams."  --  Former President, Jimmy Carter

NOTHING will change without YOUR Voice!
PLEASE call, write or email your Senators and Representatives, regardless of where you live, they should hear from you and know what you won't stand for!

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It is extremely important that everyone is aware that the Trump Administration has initiated an attack on the undocumented population of the United States, as well as the LEGAL nonimmigrant/immigrant population over the last 18 months. Although no physical WALL has been constructed, slowly but surely, the Administration has created an invisible Wall severely restricting the legal immigration process.   
Over the past 18 months, the Trump Administration has enacted the following: 
  • Expanded Enforcement Priorities
  • Travel Ban
  • End of Prosecutorial Discretion
  • Policy against Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Continuances
  • Policy against Administrative Closure
  • Policy for EOIR Quotas
  • Attempt to End the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
  • End of Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee Program
  • Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) regarding 90 Day Marriages
  • FAM regarding Public Charges
  • EAD/N-400/SIJS/U Visa - Delays in the processing of nearly every Immigrationform
  • End of TPS - El Salvador
  • End of TPS - Honduras
  • Matter of A-B- (Significant Change in the Asylum process)
  • Family Separation
  • Policy for USCIS Notice to Appear (NTA) in the Employment Based & Family Based Context
  • Policy for Denaturalization/Denaturalization Task Force Created
  • Policy against USCIS Request for Additional Evidence (RFE)/Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID)
Over the next few weeks, we will be providing more in-depth information on our blog concerning the policies and developments that have taken place under this Administration, stay tuned!
As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to attack the Immigrant population, local nonprofits could use your support. If you are interested in helping either by volunteering your time or making a monetary contribution, on a nationwide level or locally, please reach out to the following organizations:  

In other immigration news, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin for August 2018 is now available. The cutoff date movement is consistent with earlier predictions. The cutoff date for the EB2 category for India remained at 3/15/09 and EB3 moved from 11/1/08 to 11/1/09. The cutoff date for the EB2 category for Chinese Nationals moved from 1/1/15 to 3/1/15 and the cutoff date for the EB3 category for Chinese Nationals moved from 1/1/13 to 7/1/14.

We hope you continue to read our newsletter as well as our blog in order to stay in touch and obtain important information concerning changes to the regulatory environment and new trends in the adjudication of petitions.

Kellie N. Lego, Esq.
MVP Law Group, P.A.
In This Issue
Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban



On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it had upheld President Trump's Travel Ban of mostly Muslim countries. The Supreme Court voted 5-4, with all five conservative Justices voting in the majority! The seven countries affected are: Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen and Somalia; the last five were on the original Travel Ban and are Muslim-Majority countries. The Travel Ban treats countries differently; Venezuela's Travel Ban is mostly against Venezuelan Government Officials traveling to the U.S. and the Travel Ban against Syria, travel is completely suspended. The Travel Ban was one of President Trump's major campaign promises!


In reactions from others:

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Five Key Topics from Mexican President-Elect's Letter to President Trump!

On July 1, 2018, the Mexican people elected a new President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador! The next day he spoke by phone with President Trump. Just this past Sunday, July 22 nd, he and the White House, together released a copy of the letter López Obrador sent to President Trump as a follow-up.


Here are five key topics from the seven page letter sent by Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador to President Trump:

About Our Law Firm 

MVP Law Group, P.A.
offers Business Immigration Services to Employers and Individuals World Wide. We deal primarily with Business Immigration by assisting clients in obtaining Temporary Work Visas; Preparing and Filing Employment Based and Family Based Immigrant Petitions; Aiding Lawful Permanent Residents in Attaining Naturalization; and ensuring compliance with Immigration laws by conducting internal audits for businesses in all industries.


U.S. Immigration Law is federal in nature (i.e., No State or provincial law is involved), therefore, our firm is able to provide U.S. Immigration Law Services to clients ANYWHERE in the United States and around the World.


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The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin.

The monthly Visa Bulletin has changed. The bulletin now summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during the reported month for: "Application Final Action Dates" (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and "Dates for Filing Applications," indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center using Consular Processing (outside of the US) or file on their own with USCIS Form I-485 (within the US).
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MVP LAW GROUP - Immigration Q&A Forum

MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of this site, and the sending or receipt of this information, does not create an attorney-client relationship between us. Therefore, your communication with us through this forum will not be considered as privileged or confidential.
Question #1 - Asylum
How does someone apply for Asylum status in the US?
Answer #1 -  If someone is eligible for Asylum or may think they are eligible for Asylum, they should speak with an Immigration Attorney immediately, as there is a time frame for applying for Asylum once arriving in the United States. If a person is eligible for Asylum, they apply directly with the USCIS by completing and submitting Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, along with substantiating evidence to support their Asylum claim.  
Question #2 - Green Card
If I misplaced my Green Card, how do I obtain a replacement card?  
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