Monthly Archives: February 2014

USCIS Announces Enhanced e-Request Customer Service Tool

USCIS has just launched a redesigned, more streamlined look and feel to their online e-Request customer service tool. JCS Immigration, a Los Angeles lawyer’s office are pleased to see the update as it adds functionality and provides easier access for our clients with pending immigration cases. E-Request allows customers to submit requests to USCIS in the following […]

Republican Leaders Hesitate on Immigration Reform

In the beginning of 2014 the prospects for finally passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill seemed bright. JCS Immigration Law Office and our team of Los Angeles immigration attorneys were confident that immigration reform would pass in 2014. Republican leaders released what they called their “Immigration Reform Standards” which included a piecemeal approach to reform; […]

Same-Sex Marriage Adjustment of Status Questions

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recently held a liaison meeting with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). JCS Immigration and Visa, a Los Angeles immigration lawyers office, has obtained these questions and answers and provided them below. Q: Please confirm that all USCIS local field offices are adjudicating same-sex marriage cases and not holding […]

USCIS to Welcome 17,800 New Citizens During Presidents Day Naturalization Ceremonies

USCIS is honoring Presidents Day by welcoming approximately 17,800 new U.S. Citizens during 148 naturalization ceremonies across the country from February 14 through February 22, our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have learned. JCS Immigration and Visa, located in Los Angeles, have successfully helped hundreds of applicants become U.S. citizens and are happy to welcome these […]

Customer Identity Verification (CIV) Implementation at USCIS Field Offices

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began implementing a new Customer Identity Verification (CIV) process at its field offices on September 9, 2013. Customers appearing for interviews or receiving an immigration benefit, such as an I-551 stamp or emergency advance parole document are now asked to submit biometrics data in the form of fingerprints […]

USCIS Revises Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion

We are happy to announce that as part of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) form improvements initiative, the revised Form I-290B, for motions and appeals, is now available for use. The form is now clearer, more user friendly and more concise. You may start using the revised Form I-290B today. All previous versions […]

March 2014 Visa Bulletin Now Available

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office is located in Los Angeles, California but we serve clients across the United States and around the world. When an applicant for an immigrant visa is located outside of the United States, they must wait until a visa number is available from the Department of State before entering the […]

Changing Venue in LGBT Immigrant Visa Cases

JCS Immigration and Visa has been following changes in immigration procedures and law since the Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor V. U.S., struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have been working to establish a procedure for changing the venue for immigrant visa processing in cases […]

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USCIS Revises Form N-400, Naturalization Application

JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles Immigration lawyers, have received news that USCIS has updated Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. The form update is part of USCIS’ ongoing forms improvement initiative to help make the forms easier to use and collect data more efficiently. The revised Form N-400 contains: Clearer and more comprehensive instructions which […]