Monthly Archives: October 2013

Revised Form I-526 and Form I-824

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office located in Los Angeles, has successfully helped many clients obtain Conditional Permanent Resident status through Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur. We have also worked with clients who needed to submit Form I-824, Application for Action on An Approved Application/Petition. Recently, USCIS has made changes to these forms […]

UC President Napolitano Commits Funds to Aid UC Students who entered U.S. Illegally

The new UC president says she will dedicate $5 million in university funds for the purpose. She has encountered protests against her policies on deportation as head of Homeland Security. UC President Janet Napolitano, tackling one of the hot button issues facing her new leadership, announced Wednesday that she will authorize $5 million in university funds […]

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

I-130 Processing Times at USCIS Service Centers Released

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, is dedicated to providing our immigrant clients from across Southern California, the U.S. and around the world, with the latest in immigration news. We have just learned from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), that the processing times for newly transferred I-130 petitions have […]

Matter of Konan Waldo Douglas – Child Citizenship Act

This decision by the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Board of Immigration Appeals resolves a circuit-split as to the meaning of former section 321(a)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality act. JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, has successfully helped hundreds of applicants obtain U.S. citizenship for their […]

Delays in I-601A Processing: I-130 Petitions Mistakenly Sent to NRC Instead of NVC

At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office we monitor trends in immigration as well as current processing times for all immigration benefits. the ICE and USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee are seeking examples of Form I-130 petitions where Immigrant Visa processing was indicated on the I-130, Question#22 on Page 2 of the I-130, that were […]

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

Important Information on Form I-129, H-1B, H2A and H-2B Petitions Related to Government Shutdown

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office has just been informed by USCIS of important issues pertaining to filing Form I-129s during the temporary government shutdown period. Based out of Los Angeles, our U.S. immigration attorneys were concerned about filing H-1B, H-2A and H-2B petitions during the government shutdown. We are glad to announce that if […]

E-Verify Resumes Operations After Federal Government Shutdown

Local Los Angeles Immigration attorney’s office, JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, has learned that the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program has resumed operations following the federal government shutdown. All E-Verify features and services are now once again available.

Workload Transfer From National Benefits Center (NBC) to Service Centers

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, has just received notice that USCIS recently began transferring some casework from the National Benefits Center (NBC) to Service Centers, such as the Nebraska, Texas and California Service Centers to balance overall operational workload. The affected casework includes the following form: I-130, Petition for Alien […]

CBP Civil Immigration Enforcement Priorities

This memorandum outlines the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s priorities in the enforcement of the country’s immigration laws. In ensuring that the overarching goal of securing the borders of the United States while facilitating legitimate trade and travel, the CBP focuses on three particular issues: Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security Securing and Managing United States […]

H1B Visa, H1-b Visa, H1b Approval, H1-B Approval, Immigration Service, Immigration News

DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Application to Replace DS-156 for K-1 Visas Immediately

Effective Immediately, the Department of State has just informed JCS Immigration and Visa, a Los Angeles based US Immigration Attorney’s office, that the DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application will replace the DS-156 Electronic Visa Application form (EVAF), the DS-156k (Nonimmigrant Fiance Visa Application), and the paper-based DS-230 application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration (parts […]