Category Work Permit

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 […]

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 […]

Court Blocks Arizona Driver’s License Ban for DACA Beneficiaries

Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles were excited to hear the news of the Ninth Circuit Court blocking the ban of issuing driver’s licenses to DACA beneficiaries in Arizona. Filed on July 7, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction and remanded, holding that DACA […]

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 […]

Proving EAD Eligibility for Applicants in Removal Proceedings/Deportation

At a liaison meeting in May 2014, the USCIS National Benefits Center confirmed that it will adjudicate and approve Employment Authorization application on Form I-765, for eligible person who are in deportation/removal proceedings, but noted that the burden is on the applicant to establish his or her eligibility for employment authorization. USCIS provided an overview […]

Proposed Regulations and Document Examples for California Driver Licenses for Undocumented

Last night, a community meeting on AB 60 was held in Los Angeles, California. AB 60 is the bill that passed that will allow undocumented individuals to obtain a Driver License or Identification Card in California. The bill will go into law in January 2015. Last night at the community meeting, the document requirements, proposed […]

Approved H-1B Beneficiaries May File Visa Applications Now!

Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles have learned from the U.S. Department of State, that beneficiaries of an approved H-1B petition with an October 1, 2014 start date may now start filing a visa application at a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate abroad. U.S. visa posts are authorized to accept H visa petitions and issue […]

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 […]

Replacing or Renewing Your Green Card

At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles get asked this quite often: “how do I replace or renew my Green Card?”. If you are a lawful permanent resident or a “Green Card” holder, there are certain circumstances in which you need to know how to renew or get a […]