Monthly Archives: April 2013

Grant of Advance Parole is not considered “Departure” Under 212(a)(9)(B)

Ortiz-Bouchet v. Attorney General (11th Circuit, April 23, 2013) Kelvin Ortiz-Bouchet and his wife, Edith Malpica-Zapata petitioned for a review of an order by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), stating that the Immigrant Judge’s (IJ) order or removal on the grounds that they were inadmissible at the time of their adjustment of status. First, the […]

Instructions for Rescheduling ASC (Biometrics) Appointments

USCIS advises that rescheduling request for ASC appointments must be sent to the following address and not to the local ASC (as previously instructed): BPU Alexandria ASC Suite 100 8850 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309-1586 USCIS instructions indicate that a copy of the original notice should be retained, and the original appointment notice and rescheduling […]

Evidence of Nonimmigrant Status for Obtaining a Social Security Card

a.     Evidence for lawfully admitted nonimmigrants Each alien lawfully admitted as a nonimmigrant should have an unexpired immigration document and an unexpired foreign passport as evidence of his or her status. The data shown on the immigration document and foreign passport should agree. Compare pictures appearing on visas and passports against the applicant for in-person […]

CBP’s Automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record

CBP’s New Arrival/Departure Record Process for Foreign Visitors Foreign visitors arriving in the United States – only via air or sea – who need to prove their legal-visitor status – to employers, school/universities or government agencies – will be able to access their U.S. Customs and Border Protection Arrival/Departure record information online when CBP starts […]

Rescheduling of Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, I-751 and I-130 Interviews

Are the reschedule email addresses good for adjustment of status only or can they also be used for other types of cases? For example, is it possible to use these email address to reschedule Naturalization, I-130 or I-751 interviews? USCIS Response: District 23 reschedule email addresses can be used for rescheduling of other types of […]

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Visa Reforms for Skilled Workers

The immigration reform bill introduced by a bipartisan group of senators last week would make it easier for skilled workers to come to this country while toughening rules to prevent abuse in temporary work visas. Many skilled workers and their families spend a decade or more waiting for employment-based green cards, which are capped at […]

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Outline of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act

Outline of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 Trigger to Initial Adjustment of Status Under the new proposed outline by the United States Senate, current undocumented immigrants who were physically present in the United States before December 31, 2011 are eligible to become a “Registered Provisional Immigrant”. However, no immigrant […]