Category Family Immigration

Make Sure Your Address is Up to Date with USCIS

Are you a Non-U.S. citizen or have a case currently pending with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)? Remember that by law, most Non-U.S. citizens are required to report their change of address with USCIS within 10 days of moving within the U.S. and its territories. There are some exceptions to this law, but […]

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 […]

Mexican Consulates in the U.S. Now Issue Mexican Birth Certificates

As of January 15, 2015, Consulates of Mexico in the U.S. will issue certified copies of birth certificates registered in Mexico. In order for an individual to obtain a certified copy of his or her birth certificate from the Mexican Consulate, the Mexican citizen will need to do the following: Visit the nearest Mexican Consulate/Embassy; […]

Immigration Services, US Visa, US Immigrants, Legal Permanent Resident, LPR, Illegal Immigrants

Expansion of Form I-601A, Provisional Waiver Program

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys are pleased to share the President’s announcement from last night and elaborate on the new expansion of the provisional waiver program, Form I-601A for unlawful presence. Under current immigration law, certain undocumented individuals in the U.S. who are the spouses or children of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and […]

Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program to Offer Relief for Haitians.

We are excited to announce that the Department of Homeland Security will begin implementing a new parole program, starting in early 2015, for eligible Haitian nationals. The Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program will expedite the reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. This program is designed to […]

Study Shows Immigrants Are Helping Save Medicare and Social Security

A newly released report from the Partnership for the New American Economy as well as an analysis from MSNBC of Social Security data offer new evidence to support that immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, are significant contributors to the economic well-being of major safety net programs in the United States. The studies go on to provide […]

Biometrics: How, When and Where?

Our U.S. immigration attorneys have successfully helped hundreds of clients with their important immigration matters. In many cases, once an application for immigration benefits has been filed and received by USCIS, an Application Support Center (ASC) appointment notice is sent out to the client. The ASC notice is an appointment notice for the applicant to […]

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 […]

August 2014 Visa Bulletin Update

Our immigration lawyers in Los Angeles eagerly await the release of each new month’s visa bulletin. The visa bulletin is a monthly report that shows movement in available visa numbers and these updates can greatly benefit our clients. The August 2014 visa bulletin indicates little movement and changes to available visa numbers from July’s visa numbers. There […]

LAPD No Longer to Comply With Immigration Hold Requests

Earlier this week the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) held a news conference in which Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, announced that they will no longer comply with requests from the federal government to detain immigrants. LAPD will now only honor requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold someone in custody if there has […]