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House Approves Bill to Bar Nationals of Iraq, Syria, Iran and Sudan from VWP

The U.S. House of Representatives, today, passed legislation to overhaul the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The new legislation includes added security enhancements and counter-terrorism technology to increase our nation’s security and facilitate visa-free travel to the United States for citizens of certain countries. The bill, which will now be sent to the U.S. Senate for […]

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 […]

Immigrants are Waiting for Immigration Reform

There seems to be no end in sight for comprehensive immigration reform now that it has been a month into the Republican-controlled Congress. The divide within Republican’s own party appears greater than ever to reach an agreement for immigration reform. Republicans last year argued that a Congress run by GOP will be inclined to deal […]

House Passes Bill to Block Immigration Action

Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles follow the latest in immigration news to keep our clients and community in the know of important new updates. The latest news about President Obama’s new executive action on immigration is that the U.S. House of Representatives, lead by Republicans, has voted 219 to 197 on a bill […]

No Immigration Reform Plans for GOP in June

The Republican-lead House of Representatives outlined their legislative priorities for June, which unfortunately did not include any topic on immigration. Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles obtained a memo dated Friday, June 6, 2014, from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) outlining the House’s legislation priorities for June. The legislation includes items such as […]

President Obama Still Hoping Congress Can Pass Immigration Reform Before Midterm Elections

President Obama spoke during a meeting of law enforcement leaders from across the United States on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, to discuss immigration reform. Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles watched the speech and are happy to see President Obama and the Democrats continuing to put effort into fighting for comprehensive immigration reform. While speaking […]

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11 Ways Immigration Reform Helps the U.S. Economy

1. Reform would bring in more money than it costs in benefits While many critics of immigration reform argue against the cost of providing increased public benefits, analysts say high spending is not a likely consequence. A Congressional Budget analysis of George W. Bush’s 2007 immigration reform proposal found it would cost the U.S. government […]

Republican Leaders Hesitate on Immigration Reform

In the beginning of 2014 the prospects for finally passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill seemed bright. JCS Immigration Law Office and our team of Los Angeles immigration attorneys were confident that immigration reform would pass in 2014. Republican leaders released what they called their “Immigration Reform Standards” which included a piecemeal approach to reform; […]

House Republican Backs Legal Status for Immigrants

The Third-Ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA) addressed his personal view on the contentious issue of Comprehensive Immigration Reform during an interview in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles Immigration attorneys, stay up to date with the latest news on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and are glad to see […]