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How do I get answers that I need for my questions about US immigration and visa?

JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office offers free consultation for general mmigration and visa law questions, and we love to help immigrants who call our office to ask questions about their options to navigate through the often complicated legal field that is immigration and visa law. Here are a  few tips from our immigration attorney, […]

Guidance for 245(i) Physical Presence Requirement

USCIS District 23, which includes Los Angeles and Orange County Field Offices has stated that where an applicant for adjustment of status is grandfathered under 245(i), the Principal (beneficiary of the 245i petition) must show physical presence in 2000 even if not immigrating, in order for derivative beneficiaries to also be grandfathered in. This seems […]

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California Advances Bill to Help Immigrant Crime Victims

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the California Senate Public Safety Committee advanced a bill that will help undocumented immigrants in California, who are violent crime victims, apply for special U visa status to allow them to stay in the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security grants U Visa status to undocumented immigrants who […]

Nevada Senate Urges Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Senators in Nevada passed a bill that is a nonbinding measure to urge the United States Congress to pass a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill. The Senate Joint Resolution 21, as it is known, passed unanimously on April 20, 2015 where it will now head to the Assembly for review. The bill seeks changes that could […]

USCIS Accepting Old Versions of Form G-28 Until May 15

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that they are extending the grace period for using older versions of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative. The previous cut-off date for USCIS to accept the old G-28 was April 15, 2015. The older version of Form G-28 will be […]

H-1B Work Visa Season is Here, Apply Now!

Every year beginning on April 1, the Department of Homeland Security begins accepting new work visa petitions from U.S. employers seeking to employ foreign high-skilled workers. These high skilled temporary workers may begin working on a H-1B visa starting on October 1 – the beginning of the new Fiscal Year. The United States Citizenship and […]

Delay in Green Cards for Parents of U.S. Citizens

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have just learned at the Los Angeles USCIS District Director’s meeting that there is substantial delay for petitions from U.S. citizen sons and daughters to parents for adjustment of status. USCIS anticipates processing time in excess of 10 months currently. USCIS officers stated that these type of applications normally will […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, San Ysidro, California Facility Facts

One of the ways that our Los Angeles immigration attorneys stay on top of important immigration matters is by attending events held by the U.S. Government. Last week one of our immigration lawyers attended a tour of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities at San Ysidro, California, which borders Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. […]