Monthly Archives: September 2013

While Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation appears to be at a halt, immigrant families are grateful for JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office.

LOS ANGELES, SEPT. 30, 2013 — When Los Angeles residents are in need of a truly knowledgeable US immigration lawyer, many have come to trust Jack C. Sung and his team of legal experts at JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office to deliver outstanding results. For a free legal consultation regarding immigration needs like temporary nonimmigrant visas or […]

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Policies Concerning the Exercise of Discretion by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Admission to the United States by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) On September 3, 2008, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency issued guidelines providing for the exercise of discretionary authority in the enforcement of immigration laws across the country. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance and direction in order to […]

H1-B, Work Visa, US Visa, Work Permit, Layoffs

Failure to Complete Membership/Affiliation Question May Trigger RFE

United States Immigration attorneys are reporting to JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office that some lawyers are receiving Requests for Evidence (RFE) from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding Form I-485. Part 3, Question C of Form I-485, which asks about membership or affiliation with any organization, club, group, etc. as well as […]

If an applicant wants a paper Form I-94 upon admission, is there a way to obtain one?

CBP Response: An arriving alien may request issuance of a paper Form I-94 when applying for admission at Customs. The alien will then be referred to Secondary Inspection to be issued a paper Form I-94. The alien may be delayed depending upon the workload in Secondary Inspection as Primary Inspection officers do not issue paper […]

Applicants are reporting glitches with the automated I-94 system

Examples include: inability of USCIS to verify I-94 issuance in connection with a benefit such as the issuance of an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) for someone who entered in April; inability to view a record of admission. CBP Response: The automated I-94 process was not initiated until May 2013. The alien discussed in the above […]

Are people in wheelchairs treated differently at CBP primary inspection?

CBP Response: CBP/LAX has designated booths for the inspection of persons with disabilities, to include those in wheelchairs. These individuals are still inspected in the same manner as all other applicants for admission. source: CBP/AILA Southern California Chapter Liaison Meeting September 24, 2013

Are people with passports from different countries required to disclose that fact to a CBP officer?

CBP Response: When an applicant for admission is asked if she/he holds passports from more than one country or if she/he is a national of more than one country, the applicant should answer truthfully. source: CBP/AILA Southern California Chapter Liaison Meeting September 24, 2013

Are Canadians treated differently at inspection as opposed to people from other countries?

CBP Response:  A Citizen of Canada arriving at LAX is inspected in the same manner as any other arriving alien. While exempt from most nonimmigrant visa requirements, a citizen of Canada is still required to meet the same burden of proof as any other alien and to establish his/her admissibility to the satisfaction of the […]

USCIS Incoming Mail Standard Operating Procedures

Here at JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office our experienced and knowledgeable US Immigration attorneys often wonder what the standard sorting procedures for the mailed out applications and petitions we send off are. Once they leave our offices in Los Angeles they are taken all across the country. Some petitions are sent to the California […]

US Visa, H1B, H1-B, Work Visa, Work Permit

Filing a Humanitarian Parole Request with ICE

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, a Los Angeles based US Immigration attorney’s office has obtained the correct address from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for filing a Humanitarian Advance Parole (Form I-131) document with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if a client is currently in removal proceedings or previously has been removed […]