Tag Archives: asylee

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 […]

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 […]

Los Angeles Asylum Office During Government Shutdown

The Deputy Director of the Los Angeles Asylum Office has reported that despite the government shutdown, the office does not anticipate for anything to be running differently at this time. It is expected to be business as usual. At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, we have noticed that USCIS is […]

Temporary Protected Status, TPS, Haitians, Nonimmigrant, F-1, F-1 Visa, US Visa, Immigration Services

Telephonic Interviews in Negative Credible Fear Determinations

Under current credible fear procedures, Asylum Office Directors are authorized to exercise their discretion to choose the mode of interview 0 in person, telephonic, or VTEL -after considering a number of factors. If the telephonic mode is chosen, however, current procedures require the APSO to terminate the telephonic interview and conduct an interview in person […]