Monthly Archives: April 2014

ICE No Longer Requires Detainee’s Signature on G-28s

JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles immigration attorneys, have just learned from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will no longer require a detained foreign national’s signature on Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative. This announcement from ICE was sent to all local field offices and should be in practice […]

USCIS Customer Service Tools Outage

USCIS is set to conduct maintenance to their customer service tools system on Wednesday, April 30 from 9 PM to Midnight (Eastern). During this time the online tools will be unavailable, including: Case Status Check e-Request Change of Address Checking Processing Times Locating a Civil Surgeon Our Los Angeles immigration attorney predict this maintenance will […]

Reminder: USCIS Will Only Accept New Version of Form N-400 Beginning May 5

Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers would like to remind everyone that the newly revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship) will go into effect on May 5, 2014. Once in effect, USCIS will not accept older versions of the form, even the most recent one dated 9/13/2013. USCIS will reject and send back these […]

Computer System Error Cripples Deportation Cases

A computer crisis is crippling the United States’ immigration courts, which has created an overwhelming backlog of deportation cases, our U.S. immigration lawyers in Los Angeles have learned. Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys first encountered an error with the Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)’s Immigration Court on April 12 when we […]

Sheriffs in Oregon Limit Detention of Immigrants

Located in Los Angeles, our immigration attorneys follow immigration news from across the United States and around the world. Sheriffs in 9 counties in Oregon this week announced that they will no longer hold people in jail based on requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This news comes after a United States Magistrate […]

Job Losses for ICE Detention Center in El Centro, CA

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys stay current with the latest news in immigration. Our U.S. immigration lawyers have learned that there are an estimated 500 jobs that are expected to be eliminated in June at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in El Centro, California. The contract between the Department of Homeland Security […]

USCIS San Bernardino Office Moving

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) San Bernardino Field Office will be closed on April 16, 2014 and will reopen on April 23 at their new address located at 995 Hardt Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408. Our U.S. immigration attorneys encourage anyone with an emergency to visit the nearest USCIS office in Los Angeles, […]

Haitian TPS Re-Registration Deadline May 2, 2014!

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys are encouraging eligible Haitian nationals who wish to re-register for TPS to do so before Friday, May 2, 2014, as this is the deadline. This re-registration period is only for eligible nationals of Haiti who currently have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and haven’t already re-registered. If you fail to re-register […]

USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 28

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that on April 28, 2014 they will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions that are subject to the 2015 Fiscal Year cap. This includes H-1B nonimmigrant visa petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for individuals who have earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher. USCIS […]

Site Visit and Verification Program for L-1 Visas

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is inviting people to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on April 24, 2014 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM (EST). Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have learned this teleconference is to discuss the extension of the Administrative Site Visit and Verification Program (ASVVP) for L-1 Visas. The ASVVP […]