Category Immigration News

Delay in Production of Green Cards and EADs

USCIS has confirmed that the card production facility in Corbin, Kentucky, is undergoing maintenance, and that all card production work was transferred to the facility in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. As a result, there is a backlog of cases in Lee’s Summit, and clients may not receive their cards until two to three weeks after approval […]

USCIS to Discontinue Legacy e-Filing System

In an effort to maintain data security standards and focus on transitioning to the Electronic Immigration System (ELIS), USCIS will discontinue the legacy e-Filing system on September 20, 2015; however, the last date to start new forms in the e-Filing system is August 30, 2015. The e-Filing system has long provided online filing for several USCIS […]

Obama’s Program to Shield 5 Million from Deportation Headed Back to Court

The immigration debate continues. State and Federal lawyers on opposite sides of the immigration divide will square off on Friday in Federal Appeals court over the validity of President Obama’s executive action, announced in November 2014, seeking to protect up to 5 million people against deportation from the United States. The Federal courthouse, located in […]

Nevada Senate Urges Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Senators in Nevada passed a bill that is a nonbinding measure to urge the United States Congress to pass a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill. The Senate Joint Resolution 21, as it is known, passed unanimously on April 20, 2015 where it will now head to the Assembly for review. The bill seeks changes that could […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are You Eligible for DAPA? If So, Are You Eligible To Travel Outside the U.S.?

In the coming months, USCIS will announce the official application process for Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. It is important to keep in mind that every individual who applies will have his or her case reviewed on a case-by-case basis and that not two cases are the same. For […]

House Passes Bill to Block Immigration Action

Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles follow the latest in immigration news to keep our clients and community in the know of important new updates. The latest news about President Obama’s new executive action on immigration is that the U.S. House of Representatives, lead by Republicans, has voted 219 to 197 on a bill […]

Expanding Deferred Action to Parents of U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

USCIS has been directed to establish a process, similar to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, for exercising prosecutorial discretion through use of deferred action on a case-by-case basis to those applicants who: have, on the date of this announcement, a son of daughter who is a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident […]

Temporary Protected Status for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone

The Department of Homeland Security announced today the designations of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for qualifying nationals of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The designation comes due to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa. This designation of TPS goes into effect on November 21, 2014 and will be in effect for 18 […]