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USCIS to Use Secure Laminates on Certain Travel Documents

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the new inclusion of applying secure laminates to certain forms used to authorize travel into the United States. Which forms will USCIS apply secure laminates to? The affected forms are: Form I-797F, Transportation Letter, and Form I-512L, Parole Authorization Letter (commonly known as Advance Parole) These […]

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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 […]

CBP’s Exercise of Discretion v. Prosecutorial Discretion

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has a policy to use discretion where appropriate and in keeping the CBP strategy of risk management and focusing CBP’s resources on those cases that pose the greatest risk. Each applicant for admission to the United States is evaluated on a case by case basis and the decision is […]

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Advance Parole For Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recipients

A very welcomed benefit of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)  is that a recipient may seek permission – through a process known as “advance parole” – to travel abroad temporarily for humanitarian, education, or employment purposes. This practice advisory provides guidance on advance parole eligibility for DACA recipients; outlines how a DACA recipient may […]

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Advance Parole Los Angeles Field Office Liaison Question

The membership wishes to clarify the requirements to request Expedite Advance Parole. In the past, a copy of Form G-325A was sufficient and the attorney was able to pick up the parole on behalf of their clients. As of June 2013, however, the advance parole unit is now requiring an original signature on Form G-325A […]

Question: Can I travel outside of the United States and return after obtaining Deferred Action?

Answer: Current policy for Deferred Action does not allow for traveling outside of the United States (Advance Parole). Traveling outside of the United States may result in triggering the 10-year bar because most clients who are approved for DACA have had unlawful presence issues (being in the U.S. unlawfully for more than one year).  DACA […]