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Trump administration to increase citizenship, visa fees

California readers might be interested to learn that the Trump administration is planning to raise the price of U.S. citizenship applications by 83%, according to media reports. The move is part of an overall 21% increase for certain visa applications that was proposed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in November.

U.S. government extends TPS protections for certain immigrants

On Nov. 1, the Department of Homeland Security announced that temporary protections for immigrants from several countries will be extended until January 2021. The action is designed to satisfy a court-ordered stay on the Trump administration's plans to terminate the Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, of certain immigrants living in California and across the U.S.

House bill introduced to offer visas to Syrian Kurds

California residents may be interested to learn that a bipartisan bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would provide visas to Syrian Kurds who have worked as interpreters and in other capacities fighting against the Islamic State. The Syrian Partner Protection Act is similar to the special visas offered during the Bush administration to Afghanis and Iraqis who assisted the United States.

A look at the opposition between civil rights and immigration

While many are questioning how the process of immigration could be made more doable and efficient for families in California, there appear to be numerous hurdles that must first be overcome in finding a viable solution. With a growing number of families who are affected by policies that are keeping them separated from each other, many are seeking a solution that offers immediate relief. 

Keeping the American dream alive

For almost the entirety of its existence as a country, people around the world have dreamt of coming to America to make a better life for themselves. Between our efforts at U.S. Law Center here in California and your vision as an employer, we believe that we can continue to foster that dream for generations to come.

How can I deal with stress after emigrating?

Stress can be caused by many different circumstances. This is especially pertinent for people who've emigrated to the U.S. from another country, who may experience stress about their new living situation or the legal hurdles associated with the immigration process. Because stress can impact both your mental and physical health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer the following advice. 

How can I adjust to life in the U.S.?

Along with the many practical legal considerations involved in immigrating to the U.S., immigrants must also adjust to American culture. This is often easier said than done in many cases, especially when considering the attitudes of many people hold these days regarding immigration. Brown University offers the following tips to new immigrants so they can ease into the transition and begin enjoying life in this country sooner rather than later. 

Immigration-related pressure and legal hurdles

People may struggle with any number of hardships related to immigration, and we have documented many of these experiences and difficulties on our blog. Regardless of the unique nature of someone's immigration case, it is common for anyone who is struggling with any facet of immigration law to have a particularly hard time because of immigration-related pressure. For example, some people may lack the energy and focus to handle these matters because they recently arrived in the country and are very stressed out and even tired. Others may have been through various hardships during their time in the U.S. and the pressure they are experiencing makes it hard to move forward.

Divorce and your immigration status

There are a number of considerations to mull over if you are thinking about a divorce or you have already begun the process. Aside from legal issues which involve your finances or your children, you may also need to consider the potential implications of ending your marriage with respect to your immigration status. We understand that this can be exceptionally stressful, and unfortunately, some people have felt stuck or trapped in toxic marriages because they are worried about the consequences of ending their marriage regarding their immigration status.

Discussing immigration issues with your children

Immigration issues can be tough for all sorts of reasons. These cases can place a great deal of strain on one's emotional health, and an unfavorable outcome could interfere with one's career and their entire outlook on life as well as their future. From deportation to job-related problems, there are a number of potential consequences that people may face as a result of immigration matters. Moreover, these challenges can be especially difficult for those who have kids. If you have kids, they may be worried about what is going on and what may happen, and it is important to help them work through these hurdles as well.

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