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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2020 occurs on Thursday, November 26.

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Anticipated Changes by the
Biden-Harris Administration
  • Restore DACA for the Dreamers
  • Hopefully, work with congress to come up with a solution for the Dreamers - a path to legalization in the U.S.
  • Do away with the new public charge requirements for obtaining green cards
  • Place a moratorium on deportation for the first 100 days, until officials can determine who can be detained by ICE and deported from the U.S.
  • Likely, restore Obama arrest and deportation guidelines, which during the Trump administration were rescinded 
  • Review the temporary protected status programs which the Trump administration has tried to phase out, including analyzing a TPS for some Venezuelans
  • Ease asylum restrictions put in place by the Trump administration- mainly to target border crossers
  • Likely discontinue the practice requiring nonMexican migrants to wait in Mexico for the duration of their asylum cases... this is commonly known as the “remain in Mexico policy.”
  • Question? Will Biden follow in Obama's footsteps and give parents of U.S. citizen children legal protection and a work permit? We are on the lookout for this to happen.

Our firm stays up-to-date with all changes to U.S. immigration policies and will keep you informed!

We look forward to openning paths to more opportunities!
Important Updates to the Naturalization Test
USCIS has revised the civics portion of the naturalization test.
 
  • Applicants for naturalization with a “filing” date (also known as a receipt date) on or after Dec. 1, 2020, are required to take the 2020 version of the civics test. 
  • Applicants for naturalization with a “filing” date before Dec. 1, 2020, are required to take the 2008 version of the civics test.

Find more information about the 2020 version of the civics test and study materials to help you prepare. 

The naturalization test has two components: an English and civics test. The English portion has not changed. Whether you are taking the 2008 or 2020 version of the civics test, you will take the same English test. 

Here are the 2020 Civics Test Updates:

23. Who is one of your state’s U.S. senators now?

29. Name your U.S. representative. 

30. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

38. What is the name of the President of the United States now?

39. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?

57. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now? 

61. Who is the governor of your state now?

62. What is the capital of your state?

Becareful:
On the civics test, some answers may change because of elections or appointments. You must answer the question with the name of the official serving at the time of your naturalization interview. 

Important: It is important that you seek the latest information at the time you will be taking your test, because the above referenced information is subject to change. Thank you, and many blessings with your future endeavors.
TLF TEAM AT YOUR SERVICE
As a team, Torres Law (TLF) strives to open paths to
opportunities for clients!
Cary S. Torres, JD
I empower individuals and businesses with knowledge, while helping them develop plans to maximize personal or professional opportunities.
JoAnna M. Dogo, JD
I enable aspiring young immigrants to realize their American Dream and assist businesses in securing their talented employees.
Sajmir Xikola, JD
I help immigrants realize their goal of becoming a U.S. permanent resident. It is very rewarding to help open paths to opportunities for people seeking to make the U.S. their home.
Karina Torres
Communications Manager
I keep clients informed through effective and compassionate communication.
Torres Team
Through our immigration practice, we unite couples, help families stay together, assist individuals to make the U.S. their permanent home, and allow businesses to secure their best employee talent.