Immigration Update: National Interest Exceptions + Naturalization Civics Exam + End of Presidential Proclamation 10014

Immigration Update_ National Interest Exceptions + Naturalization Civics Exam + End of Presidential Proclamation 10014


A lot is going on in immigration news these days, and we’re here to keep you updated.  In this article, we discuss four updates in U.S. Immigration policy:  (i) we have new restrictions on travelers coming from the Schengen region and other areas; (ii) there is a new citizenship exam for those coming to the U.S.; (iii) President Biden has cancelled Presidential Proclamation 10014; and (iv) we also have some updates regarding the lawsuit filed to block the deportation freeze implemented by the Biden Administration. 

 

We are Ashoori Law, led by Michael Ashoori, a U.S. immigration lawyer based in Los Angeles, California.  At our law firm we work with clients from all over the world, and we regularly post articles and videos to make sure that you are up to date with the latest immigration news.  If, after reading this article, you have more questions about recent immigration updates, then we invite you to contact us at Ashoori Law.  Feel free to call us at +1-818-741-1117 or you may schedule a free consultation by clicking this link.

 

1. Travel Restrictions and the National Interest Exception

 

The first update that we want to discuss with you is about additional restrictions from people who are traveling to the United states from the Schengen area, and other areas.  Basically, back in late January, President Biden enacted an executive order that limits travel to the United States for various classes of people who are traveling from the Schengen area.  In particular, the executive order limits travel to the United states for people who are traveling from the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Brazil who have been physically present within those areas within the last 14 days prior to their admission to the United States.

 

When this executive order was enacted, there was an exception for people who were coming to the United states in the national interest.  Thus, these were referred to as “national interest exceptions.”  On March 2nd, however, those national interest exceptions were revoked and replaced with a narrower exception for people who would be coming to the United States to provide vital support for critical infrastructure.  

 

The important message that we want you to take away from this news is to know that if you plan on traveling to the United States from the Schengen area, and from the UK, Ireland, or Brazil, and you've been physically present within one of these regions within the last 14 days, you need to be mindful of this executive order to see if you qualify for one of these exceptions that would permit you entry to the United States.  Please note that U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents are not subject to this executive order.

 

2. Back to the Old Citizenship Exam

 

USCIS has just announced that they are going back to the 2008 version of the naturalization civics exam.  As we have discussed in previous posts, when you apply for citizenship the process is called “naturalization,” and towards the end of the process you have to take a civics exam.  The exam asks you to demonstrate your knowledge of U.S. government, U.S. history, and U.S. civic value.

 

Back in 2020, the civics exam changed.  Some of the changes included an increase in the number of questions on the exam, and an increase of the potential question bank that you could be questioned on.  When those changes went into effect, there was a lot of pushback, a lot of criticism, and comments that there was not enough preparation time for people to implement these changes.

 

Well, last week, USCIS indicated that they will be going back to the 2008 version of the civics exam.  This is wonderful news for anybody who is planning on applying for citizenship or who already has a citizenship application pending. 

 

The 2008 version of the civics exam – which USCIS will now be offering – is a 10-question exam where you have to get six of the questions right to pass.  In other words, you need a 60% pass rate to pass the exam.  There is a total bank of questions consisting of 100 questions again, and that is the exam that USCIS will now be issuing.

 

It is important to know that some people, depending on when they filed their naturalization application, will have the option to choose to take either the 2008 version of the exam or the 2020 version of the exam.

 

3. The End of Presidential Proclamation 10014

 

This is marvelous news for many people – last week President Biden ended Presidential Proclamation 10014.  This proclamation was the executive order that was signed back in April of 2020, suspending the issuance of immigrant visas for various classes of people, such as the spouse of a lawful permanent resident or the sibling of a U.S. citizen.  This executive order was set to expire on December 31, 2020, and it was later extended all the way through March 31, 2021. 

 

When President Biden was elected, many people thought that this executive order was going to be rescinded immediately.  Now we are happy to report that as of last week, on February 24, 2021, Proclamation 10014 is now revoked.  This truly is wonderful news for thousands and thousands of people who have been waiting to apply for their immigrant visas.

 

Please note that many consulates are still facing limited availability for visa interviews due to COVID-19, and those limitations are still in place.  Yet, the fact that this executive order has been rescinded is still a huge win for the people who were impacted by this executive order including, the spouses of U.S. lawful permanent residents, the siblings of U.S. citizens, Diversity Visa Lottery winners, and other classes of people.

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4. Texas Judge Indefinitely Blocks President Biden’s Deportation Freeze

 

The final update that we want to share with you is that a Texas federal judge, who originally granted a preliminary injunction suspending enforcement of the deportation freeze, has indefinitely extended the block on the deportation freeze.

 

Allow us to clarify.  Back in January, the Biden Administration put forth a 100-day freeze on deportations.  In other words, the Biden Administration planned to stop deportations for many different classes of people for a 100-day period.  When this policy went into effect, the State of Texas sued to block enforcement of this policy, claiming that it would cause a tremendous amount of harm to the State of Texas.

 

The judge in the case, Texas federal judge Tipton, reviewed the facts and originally granted a 14-day preliminary injunction, blocking enforcement of the deportation freeze.  Well, as of last week, Judge Tipton indefinitely extended the block on the deportation freeze.  So, as of right now, President Biden’s deportation freeze is being blocked, and deportations in removal proceedings are still being permitted to go forward. 

 

Conclusion

 

If you know anybody who can benefit from this information, then please make sure to share this article and related YouTube video with them.  At Ashoori Law, we are all about empowering you with knowledge, so the more people share this important immigration information, the better.

 

My name is Michael Ashoori and I'm a U.S. immigration lawyer and the founder of Ashoori Law. As an immigration lawyer, I help families, professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs get visas, green cards, and citizenship to the United States.  If you have any questions, feel free to schedule a free consultation by clicking this link.

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Anatolii Makarov
03:38 24 Nov 22
Hi, few day ago I got approve for my EB2 NIW case. I want to say big thanks to Ashoori Law firm, especially Michael and Christina. All steps was clear and they took care all of my questions and concerns. They did all work highly professional and now... I see all decisions was made right and by the time. I really appreciate for your work from first call to approval.read more
Glen Robinson
02:08 23 Nov 22
Fast and efficient lawyer
akbar pirani
15:22 22 Nov 22
The most genuine people out there ! I was super impressed with thier honesty .Special thanks to Ms Lindsey ..We need people like you in this world !Best wishes to Ashoori Law.
Sam Bourgi
00:58 22 Nov 22
I discovered Ashoori Law after doing research on U.S. visa and immigration programs for Canadians. I came across Michael Ashoori’s YouTube channel, which, in retrospect, has the best explainer videos for U.S. immigration on the internet. After... watching his videos for a few weeks, I set up a consultation with Ashoori Law and was immediately connected with attorneys Ehsan Mehri and Lorianne Cercenia.I came into this fairly knowledgeable about the U.S. immigration system and what program I wanted to pursue. After reviewing my situation during the initial consultation phase, Ehsan explained what programs I’m eligible for as a Canadian. Lorianne was assigned my case and got to know my unique situation. She then recommended a visa option I had no clue existed – and it saved me a lot of time, money and headaches.Over the next few months, Lorianne collected my documents, prepared my application and helped me build a strong case for my visa. She was always extremely responsive and knowledgeable about the immigration system. When I attended my interview at the U.S. consulate, my application was quickly approved. That’s because I was prepared for everything, and my supporting documentation was iron-clad.I can’t speak highly enough about Ashoori Law. They took the time to get to know me and gave me a solution that matches my current set of circumstances. Their customer service is unmatched, and their knowledge of the immigration system is top-notch. I was reassured from the very beginning that my application was in good hands.Overall, I’m extremely satisfied with the whole process. I got exactly what I wanted. I’ll be working with Ashoori Law for all my immigration needs moving forward. Thank you, Lorianne and team!read more
Oubai Al Hendi
18:34 20 Nov 22
Ashoori Law had helped me with my O1 application. I cannot thank Michael, Jonathan and Ehsan enough for their real and genuine advisory and assistance all the way from the first contact till approval. The approval that I could have in a record time... of 2 days after submission due to my profile and their work to show it in the right way to the officer. I highly recommend them for O1 tech startups applicants.read more
leena Alhelo
01:51 15 Nov 22
Great to work with! They explain everything in detail and made the process very easy and fast. highly recommended
Kay Qiao
20:27 08 Nov 22
Very efficient, very professional, very responsive. Can't be more appreciated with their dedicated team work. Thank you so much!!
Shane Teelucksingh
19:26 07 Nov 22
Researched quite a bit before eventually selecting Ashoori Law as my attorney partners and I'm happy that I did . They are responsive, helpful and guide you through the entire process. I had many questions, and they had the answers and all... challenges were quickly addressed. Lahaina led my particular journey and provided quick feedback all along the way. They have a competent team and their portal makes submitting documentation really simple while allowing you to review where you are in the process, which I personally found extremely useful. A very good blend of technology and proficiency. Would definitely recommend.read more
Shamzil Ramiz
07:57 07 Nov 22
Excellent response..
Sanket Shah
00:29 04 Nov 22
Ashoori law is a Fantastic law firm, They are very Professional and Knowledgeable specially Attorney : Lahaina Araneta. As soon as I signed on they got to work right away to start gethering all Details. Anytime I had questions Lahaina Araneta is... ready to give me quick Answer. I felt our case was in good hands. The team is very responsive and knowledgeable, and they work hard to keep up to date with all the latest changes in immigration law.Definitely we will use them Service again in Future.Highly recommend.read more
Krishna Mukkera
23:30 31 Oct 22
Provided excellent support/guidance on the I-90 renewal application. Strongly recommend them.
Fari Hamid
10:03 29 Oct 22
My family and I hired Ashore Law to consult with, and to handle our immigration case whilst our migration from Pakistan to the USA. Ashore Law proved to be completely professional, functional and delivered services without any problems or... complications arising throughout our process. Their staff is indeed highly trained, extremely courteous and thoroughly professional. Ashore Law represented our case, on our behalf, and they delivered what they promised. Our applications for US immigration (E2) made through Ashore Law were handled very well throughout the process, and my family and I faced no difficulties whatsoever. I would definitely highly recommend Ashore Law for E2 consultancy services any day!read more
Copier clearance center
22:04 28 Oct 22
Michael Ashoori from the Ashoori Law firm has changed our family's life! We were here in the USA on a E2 non immigration Visa and thought we would be stuck with the E2 visa with no chance of immigration! When we contacted Michael and told him our... situation, he listened and started a game plan for us right away with an EB5 immigration Visa, Today we checked USCIS website for case update and we were thrilled when we saw our case approval notice. WOW LIFE CHANGING!!! We definitely recommend Ashoori Law firm for all your immigration services.read more
Kalubi Fwanyanga
19:44 28 Oct 22
I retained Michael and team to help ease the process of filing and also just guide us so we do don’t experience any hurdles and sure enough, when submitting the paperwork, me and hubby forgot to append our signatures on one of the forms and Michael... and team immediately noticed before the forms were sent, the process went as smooth as it can be and guess what, after 3 months submitting the documents to uscis, I received my work permit and SSC and after 10 months into the processing period, we received my parole approve notice and a date for our interview appointment! To add a cherry to the cake, the team has availed itself for any questions and guidance to thoroughly prepare us for the interview! What higher manner of professionalism can be exhibited above this! The team is fully engaged and we are grateful.read more
Aidana Ibraeva
17:07 27 Oct 22
I don’t often write reviews, but in this case I just don’t want to miss the opportunity to write about these people who are really professionals and know their business very well.If you’re still doubting whether or not you should choose them, I... can assure you that you won’t be left disappointed.read more
SangJo Kang
22:57 26 Oct 22
Me and my wife applied for green card through Ashoori Law last December and our case were approved this October. I was in J-1 visa and applied NIW case. They really helped us out from the beginning, especially helping me writing the recommendation... letters. It seemed like their law firm had a lot of people who were very experienced and they answered all the questions that I had. They even had a backup strategy for me if my case was not approved after my visa was expired. I really appreciate all their hard work and kindness and I highly recommend others if they are seeking immigration to the US. I would definitely contact them when I need help for my immigration status.read more
alinafe joshua
18:38 26 Oct 22
Thank you so much! I can't tell you how much I appreciate the amazing legal work you did on my behalf. You and your team are so understanding, helpful and fast in doing things I recommend anyone who needs help to not hesitate but to contact you ASAP.
arshad mohammed
07:50 25 Oct 22
I am very happy and pleased to be writing this review. I came to know about Ashoori Law Firm through you tube videos and decided they are the best firm for my L1A petition, they proved my belief to be 100 percent right and got approval for my case... within five months on the first go. I thank the wonderful team who were very helpful and courteous during the entire process and helped me and answered all my queries promptly. I will be suggesting the firm to many of my friends who are willing to immigrate to The United states.read more
K and G Murphy
23:20 21 Oct 22
They were very patient in waiting for us to get everything we needed and made the process fast and easy. We didn’t even have to do an interview. My wife has a 10 year residency card and right to work. Thank you
Mike Latreille
19:49 20 Oct 22
Ashoori Law was the best choice I could have made for my immigrating from Canada to the US .. their legal team has been easy to work with …super efficient and very professional and always there when I needed guidance or direction..I am greatful for... there team and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an immigration firm to represent them on their journey . A very special thanks to Michael Ashoori, Mathew Larsen and Jeser Romero.. for there attention to detail and impeccable professionalism .. Thanks again Michaelread more
Abdul Salman
17:59 19 Oct 22
Received EAD today. Ashoori have professional attorneys, they are very helpful and filing fees are affordable . Definitely recommend my family and friends. Hopefully I receive my Green card soon.
Sean Machii
05:23 19 Oct 22
Thank you for helping me to get the E2 visa. Ashoori Law team is professional and explain everything I need to know in detail. Highly recommend this law firm for E2 visa.
Eric Askerov
17:18 14 Oct 22
Ashoori Law is a law firm you can trust and be sure they won’t leave you alone with your problems. I’ve been working with a few other lawyers before, but they all are working with you only because of money and don’t really care about you and your... situation.I contacted Ashoori Law’s team with an urgent situation and they were able to take my case, get everything done super smooth and fast. Ashoori Law’s team is reliable, professional and easy to work with. They take care of everything, all you need to do is cooperate and provide necessary papers on time.I highly recommend the firm and specially Shruti, who was working on my case. Only 5 star!read more
Genx Solutions LLC
21:55 13 Oct 22
They handled my E2 process professionally. Collecting all the necessary documents were done systemically. I'm fully satisfied with the service. Michael review the file personally and answer any questions come up. Would recommend Ashoori Law office... with no doubt.read more
Frida Davidsson Art
19:39 13 Oct 22
I’m very happy I choose Ashoori law! They have been so helpful and very quick with responding! Whenever I have questions they really take their time to explain, and my case has been processed quicker expected! Everything has been going very smooth... without any issues. I strongly suggest Ashoori Law!read more
Hiitokiri
00:13 12 Oct 22
Milena she will take care of you in your case of the Mater. Experience and excellent service she explained everything in to easy detail...I give her 💯 top notch service if you have any questions she respond back fast efficient...quick and... easy process....and make it easy for you to process your paper work....thank you so much Milena OUSTANDING Work!!! Thanks Ashoori Lawread more
Guru
19:36 11 Oct 22
Excellent service extended by Lorianne & team @ Ashoori Law. Kudos.
Brian Tetreault
02:37 06 Oct 22
Fantastic experience with Ashoori Law. Michael and his team were methodical in their handling of our E2 case. Communication with the firm was excellent and all queries were responded to in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Ashoori Law.
Karen Brizuela
01:04 06 Oct 22
Michael and team thankyou very much!! Right and professional answers. you guys did the the job as we agree.. and we did get our E2 visa status.Abe Brizuela.
Winston Stewart
13:50 27 Sep 22
ashoori law took my case in April 2021. They made sure that everything was done correctly before fileing. upon receipt of the case we awaited uscis decision. our petition was approved august 2022. during this time period ashoori law was always... available for my concerns or questions. therefore without reservation I recommend ashoori law to anyone seeking professional legal services in the immigration field.read more
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Michael Ashoori, Esq.

U.S. Immigration Lawyer

I’m a U.S. immigration lawyer and I help families, professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs get visas, green cards, and citizenship to the United States.

Since starting my law firm, I’ve helped hundreds of people from all over the world with their immigration needs. I’m very passionate, hard-working, and committed to my clients.

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