Monthly Archives: January 2014

Immigration Services, US Immigration, Family Immigration, Immigration Law, Legislation

GOP House Leaders Release “Standards for Immigration Reform”

Yesterday, Republican leaders of the House released what they call standards of immigration reform, which echoes their current stand on approaching immigration reform while emphasizing border enforcement. This is the first bit of progress from GOP leaders in addressing the status of the current undocumented immigrant population. Our team of U.S. immigration attorneys in Los […]

Immigration Services, US Visa, Immigration, Lawyer, Attorney, Legal Advice

Republican House Reveals Immigration Reform Principles

On Thursday, while at a GOP conference Cambridge, Massachusetts, Republican House Leaders laid out long-awaited immigration reform principles. The principles, suggest a broad step-by-step piecemeal plan that would include stricter border security and enforcement, an overhaul to the legal immigration system and a form of legal status for those who are in the country without […]

Revisions to Categories of Asylum Cases that Require USCIS Headquarters Review

A memo from the Chief of the Asylum Division of USCIS was released on January 27, 2014 outlining and explaining changes to the list of revised categories of asylum cases that require a review by USCIS Headquarters prior to approval. These revisions are effectively immediately and can be seen below. JCS Immigration and Visa, U.S. […]

USCIS Announces Redesigned Voice Response System

USCIS has just announces the launch of a new Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System for customers beginning February 1, 2014. The new system will provide customers with streamlined access to information on immigration, case status updates and access to customer service representatives. Los Angeles immigration lawyers JCS Immigration and Visa, has learned that callers will […]

Helpful Hints for the Marriage Based Green Card Interview

Now that we have filed our application, what should we do? All applications for a marriage based green card must be filed with the USCIS Chicago Benefits Center. This center was established in hopes of speeding up the application process. Your interview will be held at your local USCIS office, though. Before sending in your application, […]

CBP Short-Term Detention Conditions Survey!

Los Angeles based Immigration attorney’s office, JCS Immigration and Visa, has learned of a survey being conducted by the Legal Action Center of the American Immigration Council. The survey is interested in anyone experience in the short-term CBP detention along the U.S.-Mexico border. If you or anyone you know have complained of mistreatment including abuse, […]

USCIS Issues Guidance on I-601A Waivers and “Reason to Believe”

USCIS has released a guidance to USCIS field officers providing instruction on reviewing all evidence filed with an I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver application. JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles Immigration attorneys, has learned that USCIS has been denying numerous I-601A waivers due to an applicant having any criminal history. In this latest guidance to […]

CBP Meeting: E-3 Australian Visas and the Port of Entry

One of our staff immigration attorneys from JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office attended a quarterly Customs and Border Protection (CBP) liaison meeting with other U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles at LAX Airport. During the liaison meeting, the E-3 Australian employment visa was discussed and below are the minutes from that meeting. Question: If […]

House Republican Backs Legal Status for Immigrants

The Third-Ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA) addressed his personal view on the contentious issue of Comprehensive Immigration Reform during an interview in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles Immigration attorneys, stay up to date with the latest news on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and are glad to see […]

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

My Experience with Guangzhou-China’s U.S. Embassy

I have years of experience working with United States Embassies and Consulates all over the world through my immigration law office located in Los Angeles, California. In my opinion, Guangzhou, China is the worst consular post in the world. The U.S. Embassy in Guangzhou is very overworked and handles about 1/5 of the world’s population […]