Category Asylum Application

Free U.S. Immigration Consultation. Green Card, Citizenship, Visa Help!

Our United States immigration lawyers in Los Angeles are pleased to announce that we offer a FREE immigration consultation to anyone with immigration questions. Immigration law is U.S. Federal Law, so we can help clients across the United States and around the world with their important immigration issues. Our experienced U.S. immigration attorneys can assist with […]

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

How To Get a U.S. Work Permit?

In order for an individual to work in the United States, you must be legally authorized to do so. Only U.S. citizens and Permanent Resident (Green Card holders) may work legally in the United States without a work permit. Other individuals must first obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to work in the U.S. With […]

U.S. Border Officials Continue to Process Hundreds of Undocumented Children

United States Customs and Border officials will indefinitely continue processing hundreds of immigrant children from Central America, caught crossing the border illegally from Mexico to into Texas. The Obama Administration and immigration authorities have only provided few details about how they are dealing with the influx of immigrant children, but our Los Angeles immigration attorneys […]

ICE Will Reopen Removal Proceedings for Same-Sex Marriage Cases

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has just announced their plans to agree to joint motions to reopen where the respondent entered into a lawful, bona fide, same-sex marriage after being ordered removed and there is newly-available relief. If you have a removal order but are now eligible for relief based on your same-sex marriage […]

Board of Immigration Appeals Finds Asylee Cannot Readjustment Status to LPR

Matter of C-J-H, Respondent Decided March 27, 2014 An alien whose status has been adjusted from Asylee to lawful permanent resident cannot subsequently readjust status under INA Section 209(b), 8 USC Section 1159(b)(2012). Factual Background of Decision In a decision dated May 8, 2013, an Immigration Judge (IJ) found the respondent removable on his own […]

Affirmative Asylum Backlog Explained

What is the affirmative aslyum backlog? USCIS currently has a backlog of affirmative asylum applications that have been filed and are awaiting interviews with USCIS asylum offices nationwide. Currently, there are around 40,000 cases in this backlog and that number continues to increase. 28,000 of those cases were filed in 2013 and USCIS Asylum Headquarters […]

Update for Processing of Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition

Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles continually receive updates from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the latest immigration news and changes in practices of USCIS. Beginning today, in a phased approach to enhance customer service, USCIS is improving the way it processes Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petitions. USCIS will begin transferring […]

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

Form I-765 Processing Times for Asylum Applicants

Recently, our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have received reports from other U.S. immigration lawyers of Form I-765, Employment Authorization applicants for asylum applicants falling outside of the processing times posted online for the National Benefits Center (NBC). We reached out to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and asked about the adjudication time frame […]

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. […]

Asylum Clock Class Action Settlement FAQs

Asylum applicants and U.S. Immigration attorneys frequently experience problems across the country with the “asylum clock” – a clock which measures the 150 day period after an applicant files for asylum before the applicant can apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) These problems include a lack of clear guidance about how immigration agencies – […]