Injured woman leaning sadly on wooden wall

In certain circumstances a Form I-360 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitioner already has a Form I-130 and Form I-485 application pending with USCIS. The Vermont Service Center, who adjudicates these victim-related benefit requests, indicated that these Form I-485 adjustment of status applications can be held in abeyance if an I-360 is filed eliminating the […]

U visa, Violence Against Women Act, VAWA, Immigrant Women, Immigration Services, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, Violence

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the California Senate Public Safety Committee advanced a bill that will help undocumented immigrants in California, who are violent crime victims, apply for special U visa status to allow them to stay in the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security grants U Visa status to undocumented immigrants who […]

Multi-Ethnic Hands Reaching For American Flag Umbrella

Senators in Nevada passed a bill that is a nonbinding measure to urge the United States Congress to pass a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill. The Senate Joint Resolution 21, as it is known, passed unanimously on April 20, 2015 where it will now head to the Assembly for review. The bill seeks changes that could […]

Originally posted on YourImmigrationAngel:
Every hopeful immigrant knows that there are constraints on the availability and issuance of United States Green Cards.  The limited availability of U.S. visa creates the main backlog on green card applications.  Employment-based green cards for foreign workers and their families are also limited by the United States government, and the…

Employment visa

On April 7, 2015 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for the Fiscal Year 2016. USCIS also announced that it had received more than the 20,000 limit of H-1B petitions that were filed under the advanced degree […]

Immigration Attorney Green Card

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that they are extending the grace period for using older versions of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative. The previous cut-off date for USCIS to accept the old G-28 was April 15, 2015. The older version of Form G-28 will be […]

US Visa

Every year beginning on April 1, the Department of Homeland Security begins accepting new work visa petitions from U.S. employers seeking to employ foreign high-skilled workers. These high skilled temporary workers may begin working on a H-1B visa starting on October 1 – the beginning of the new Fiscal Year. The United States Citizenship and […]

Employment visa

Our U.S. Immigration Attorneys in Los Angeles are pleased to announce that beginning on April 1, 2015 USCIS will begin accepting H-1B applications for the Fiscal Year 2016 cap. The H-1B visa program is designed for U.S. businesses to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require highly specialized knowledge and degrees in fields such […]

Card Holder

If you or a loved one is a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiary who is eligible for the re-registration for TPS but did not file before the deadline, our Los Angeles immigration attorneys remind you to follow the guidelines provided by USCIS on “filing late“. The law requires USCIS to withdraw and take away the […]

Immigration Attorney Green Card

Effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 nonimmigrant dependents of H-1B workers who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status. The director of USCIS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept authorized employment in the United States. “Allowing the spouses […]

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