Monthly Archives: February 2015

Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B

Effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 nonimmigrant dependents of H-1B workers who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status. The director of USCIS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept authorized employment in the United States. “Allowing the spouses […]

I am on an TN visa, why do I have to change to H-1B for my green card application?

Several clients have called to ask me if they can apply for the green card while being on a TN visa status and working in the United States. TN visa status are given to Canadians and Mexican citizens working in the United States under the NAFTA agreement.  The rumor on the internet is that a […]

White House to Ask Judge to Lift Block on Immigration Actions

WASHINGTON – On Friday the Obama Administration said it plans to ask a judge to allow for the continuance of President Obama’s plans to offer protection from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants. The Department of Justice plans to file a motion by Monday, requesting that the federal judge in Texas remove his order that […]

Delay in Green Cards for Parents of U.S. Citizens

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have just learned at the Los Angeles USCIS District Director’s meeting that there is substantial delay for petitions from U.S. citizen sons and daughters to parents for adjustment of status. USCIS anticipates processing time in excess of 10 months currently. USCIS officers stated that these type of applications normally will […]

Federal Court Has Issued a Preliminary Injunction Preventing USCIS from Accepting DACA Expansion Requests

Earlier this morning, announcements of Judge Hanen’s temporary order to halt President Obama’s immigration actions shocked our Los Angeles immigration lawyers. As a result of the Federal Judge’s temporary order, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will not be accepting DACA requests under the new expansions that were supposed to go into effect tomorrow. Jeh […]

Immigrants are Waiting for Immigration Reform

There seems to be no end in sight for comprehensive immigration reform now that it has been a month into the Republican-controlled Congress. The divide within Republican’s own party appears greater than ever to reach an agreement for immigration reform. Republicans last year argued that a Congress run by GOP will be inclined to deal […]