Tag Archives: citizenship and immigration services

USCIS Announces Redesigned Voice Response System

USCIS has just announces the launch of a new Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System for customers beginning February 1, 2014. The new system will provide customers with streamlined access to information on immigration, case status updates and access to customer service representatives. Los Angeles immigration lawyers JCS Immigration and Visa, has learned that callers will […]

Parole in Place for Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Individuals in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve or Individuals who Previously Served in the U.S. Armed Forces or the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve.

As noted, the decision whether to grant parole under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 212(d)(5)(A) is discretionary. Generally, parole in place is to be granted only sparingly. The fact that the individual is a spouse, child or parent of an Active Duty Member of the U.S. Armed Forces or similarly as mentioned above, […]

USCIS Update on Processing Times of Form I-130s Filed by U.S. Citizens

Due to concerns expressed to USCIS regarding the processing times for Form I-130s filed by United States Citizens for their eligible immediate relatives. JCS Immigration and Visa, located in Los Angeles, has been an advocate in expressing our client’s cases when the cases were outside of the normal processing time for a Form I-130 petition. […]

H1-B, Work Visa, US Visa, Work Permit, Layoffs

Important Information on Form I-129, H-1B, H2A and H-2B Petitions Related to Government Shutdown

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office has just been informed by USCIS of important issues pertaining to filing Form I-129s during the temporary government shutdown period. Based out of Los Angeles, our U.S. immigration attorneys were concerned about filing H-1B, H-2A and H-2B petitions during the government shutdown. We are glad to announce that if […]

Immigration Services, US Visa, Immigration, Lawyer, Attorney, Legal Advice

Department of Homeland Security: Procedures Relating to a Federal Funding Hiatus

JCS Immigration and Visa, an immigration law office located in Central Los Angeles, has been following the news with regard to the United States Government shutdown/hiatus, as it concerns federal agencies that we personally work with. Our main agency, the Department of Homeland Security, which controls Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

October 2013 Visa Bulletin is Here!

The new visa bulletin for October has been released and posted on Department of State website.   Here at JCS Immigration Law Office,  our Los Angeles immigration lawyers have been watching closely the F2A category because we have been receiving a lot of inquiries on filing for spouse of green card holder clients.   Unfortunately,  the visa […]

Deportation, Asylum, Withholding of Removal

Zhao V. Holder, Asylum Applicant due to China’s 1 Child Policy

Here at JCS IMMIGRATION Law Office in Los Angeles California, our immigration lawyer follows closely developments in the area of asylum law, as asylum case law changes rapidly and the USCIS Los Angeles asylum office reviews most of the asylum cases out of the entire country.  Our Los Angeles office has helped many applicants for […]

Acceptance of Diversity Visa-Related I-485 Applications During the Advance Notification Period Reflected in the Visa Bulletin

USCIS issued a policy memorandum (PM) that provides updated guidelines to ensure uniform acceptance of applications for adjustment of status under the Diversity Visa (DV) category. The guidance contained in this PM is controlling and supersedes any prior guidance on the subject. To read this memo in its entirety please visit this link.

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 […]