Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

USCIS recently announced that recipients of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program who received a Employment Authorization Document (EAD) card valid for three-years may need to return their EADs. On November 20, 2014, when President Obama announced expansions to the DACA program, it included extending the two-year validity period of the Deferred […]

Employment visa

Starting today, USCIS has announced that the Premium Processing service for H-1B extension of stay petitions has resumed. The Department of Homeland Security will now continue accepting H-1B petitions with requests for Premium Processing service, filed with Form I-907. The temporary suspension allowed for USCIS to implement the Employment Authorization for certain H-4 dependent spouses final […]

US Supreme Court

The immigration debate continues. State and Federal lawyers on opposite sides of the immigration divide will square off on Friday in Federal Appeals court over the validity of President Obama’s executive action, announced in November 2014, seeking to protect up to 5 million people against deportation from the United States. The Federal courthouse, located in […]

Multi-Ethnic Hands Reaching For American Flag Umbrella

JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office offers free consultation for general mmigration and visa law questions, and we love to help immigrants who call our office to ask questions about their options to navigate through the often complicated legal field that is immigration and visa law. Here are a  few tips from our immigration attorney, […]

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The U.S. Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) is currently experiencing some technical difficulties for the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC). This news comes as a minor hurdle for applicants seeking to apply for Immigrant Visas (IV) abroad to enter the United States as Lawful Permanent Resident Green Card holders. Applicants using the CEAC […]

immigrant children

Tuesday, May 19th, the day that President Obama’s eagerly anticipated federal immigration action DAPA was to go into effect. DAPA or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, is a program to allow certain eligible undocumented individuals a deprive from deportation and the ability to temporary live and work in the United […]

Immigration Attorney Green Card

In this age of technology, immigrant clients who need information about immigration and visa laws often first try to find the answers on the internet. While there is nothing wrong with learning about immigration law and visa options on the internet, doing so can create confusion. Immigration law and policy often change quickly, and doing […]

immigrant children

Set to air on Monday on Fox News, an interview with Jeb Bush in which he suggests that he would wait until there are new laws passed by Congress before overturning any of President Obama’s executive immigration orders, if he were elected President. Our immigration lawyers in Los Angeles offer a free consultation and have […]

USCIS building

Santa Ana USCIS field office reports that walk-in infopass request, even if on an emergency basis, have been turned away at the Santa Ana USCIS field office. Infopass seekers are encouraged to arrive early and bring all evidence of emergency to receive walk-in services when infopass appointments are not available. USCIS hopes to alleviate the […]

Family Immigration

USCIS District 23, which includes Los Angeles and Orange County Field Offices has stated that where an applicant for adjustment of status is grandfathered under 245(i), the Principal (beneficiary of the 245i petition) must show physical presence in 2000 even if not immigrating, in order for derivative beneficiaries to also be grandfathered in. This seems […]

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