Category Green Card

It’s not fair to target fiance visa because of one terrorist

The Huffington Post: Combating Terrorism through Changes in Family Sponsorship: The Right Approach? http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw9uaZhCQ

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lost Your Green Card Abroad and Need to Re-Enter the United States?

Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles frequent various liaison meetings between the Department of Homeland Security and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The following questions and answers are excerpts from a meeting with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). If an LPR is studying abroad and his […]

Form I-751 Workload Transfer from Vermont Service Center to California Service Center

Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles follow the latest developments in immigration news and regulations. We were recently informed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that USCIS has recently began transferring some existing casework from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center in order to balance the workloads. The affected casework […]

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 […]

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 […]