Monthly Archives: July, 2021

  1. The Importance Of Maintaining F-1 Status

    Students on F-1 status need to ensure they maintain status.  A failure to maintain status could result in a violation which could have an impact on their immigration future.  At PLG we often see requests for evidence questioning maintenance of status for F-1 students, who have submitted an H-1B cap petition requesting a change of…

  2. Continuous Residence And Prolonged Absences

    In this article, we will discuss the continuous residence requirement as it relates to filing an application for Naturalization.  For the full requirements for Naturalization please refer to our previous article: https://www.patellegal.com/naturalization-the-final-step-in-the-immigration-process/ The concept of continuous residence refers to the applicant maintaining a permanent dwelling place in the US, typically for a period of 5…

  3. DHS Withdraws Its Duration Of Status Rule

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will now withdraw its duration of status rule.  Students have for a long time had the benefit of being admitted for the duration of status.  In other words, unlike other nonimmigrants, they are not admitted for a specific length of time.  This flexibility has allowed them to extend their…

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