August 24, 2020

USCIS Issues Guidance on its Processing of DACA Requests

USCIS News Release: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today provided guidance on how it will implement Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf’s July 28 memorandum regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Under USCIS’ implementing guidance, we will reject all initial DACA requests from aliens who have never previously received DACA and […]

August 21, 2020

A Beginner’s Guide to Design Patents

While companies might understand that utility patents help to protect the uses of a product and its technical aspects, they might be unsure what a design patent is and what it protects. Design patents protect how a product looks and its aesthetic features. While companies might not think that it is important to protect how […]

August 07, 2020

What Happens if I Die before Creating a Will?

When people die without wills in Texas, their assets will be passed according to the state’s intestacy laws. Dying without a will is referred to as dying intestate. When this occurs, the intestacy laws control how the decedent’s property is distributed, including securities, bank accounts, personal property, and certain types of real estate. If some […]

July 31, 2020

USCIS Increases Application Fees Starting October 2, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security announced on Friday, July 31 that US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase its fees by an average of 20% starting on October 2, 2020. USCIS cites the fact that it is 97% fee funded and as such, must increase its fees in order to “recover its costs of […]

July 31, 2020

Creating An Estate Plan, Will or Trust After a Divorce

Creating an estate plan is crucial for anyone who intends to oversee the disposal of their property, whether during their lifetime or after death. Working with the best Dallas TX estate planning lawyers from the law office of Badmus & Associates will enlighten you on the most suitable estate planning option. After divorce, you no […]

July 29, 2020

UPDATE on Potential USCIS Layoffs

USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) was originally planning to furlough 13,000 of its workers if no Congressional action was taken before August 3, but has now pushed the start of the furlough to August 31. Although USCIS had financial troubles prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, starting in March USCIS saw a 50% decrease in […]

July 29, 2020

National Interest Exceptions to Immigration Bans Are Possible for Some Visa Applicants

Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052 suspended the entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants until December 31, 2020. However, there are certain exceptions for individuals whose travel to the United States would be in the national interest that have been updated by the Department of State as of July 22, 2020.  For example, exceptions are available […]

July 29, 2020

Potential National Interest Exemptions Available for Some Travelers from Europe

The Department of State (DOS) is clarifying some aspects on what kind of individuals may qualify for the national interest exemptions under Presidential Proclamations 9993 (Schengen Area) and 9996 (United Kingdom and Ireland). On July 16, 2020, a notice was issued by the DOS that stated “certain business travellers, investors, treaty traders, academics, and students” […]

July 24, 2020

Choosing the Right Patent Attorney

If you have an idea or invention you would like to protect, you need to find the right patent attorney for the job. Keeping a few tips in mind as you move forward increases your odds of finding the right attorney for your situation. Badmus & Associates wants to show you how to find an […]

July 15, 2020

Trump administration rescinds foreign students rule

In response to several lawsuits, the Trump administration backs down from its proposed policy to invalidate student visas for those attending online only courses dues to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the article about this recent development written by John Kruzel and published on The Hill: The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a policy that would […]