The Department of Health and Human Services publishes the Poverty Guidelines every year.
And every year USCIS takes way too long to publish their guidelines based on 125% of the
Poverty Guidelines. It has now been almost two months since the Federal Register Posting
and there is still no new form I-864P on the USCIS website. You might think USCIS would
get some advance notice of the guidelines from DHHS and have the form ready ahead of time
-- they don't. So I have posted them here ... make sure you doublecheck my math (I rounded up)!
2013 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES
AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Persons in family/household Poverty guideline. (USCIS = 125%)
1 $11,490 $14,363
2 $15,510 $19,388
3 $19,530 $24,413
4 $23,550 $29,438
5 $27,570 $34,463
6 $31,590 $39,488
7 $35,610 $44,513
8 $39,630 $49,538
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,020 for each additional person
then multiply by 1.25
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Temporary Protected Status Extended for Hondurans
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
AILA NE President Vincent Lau has informed us that (until further notice) a photo ID will be required to gain entry to the JFK Federal Building in Boston.
Well, the immigration court is in JFK; and while I appreciate the need for additional security - there is a problem. Many people who are placed in removal proceedings have their ID confiscated by ICE. When they show up for court and are turned away - they will get a default judgement against them for not being present.
If you are a client of Drew Law Office and you do not have a photo ID please let us know. We will be monitoring the situation and can file motions to reopen in absentia removal orders if needed.
There isn't much we can do about the really long wait time to get into the building however... so be sure to arrive early.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
CBP Announces Automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure RecordEliminates Paper Forms, Streamlines Admission Process
(Thursday, March 21, 2013)
Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced that it has submitted to the Federal Register a rule that will automate Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record to streamline the admissions process for individuals lawfully visiting the United States. Form I-94 provides international visitors evidence they have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. which is necessary to verify alien registration, immigration status, and employment authorization. The automation means that affected visitors will no longer need to fill out a paper form when arriving to the U.S. by air or sea, improving procedures and reducing costs. The change will go into effect 30 days after the rule is published in the Federal Register.
“Automation of the I-94 will increase efficiency and streamline the admission process,” said CBP Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar. “Once fully implemented, the process will facilitate security and travel while saving CBP an estimated $15.5 million a year.”