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Court Approves Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit on Employment Authorization for Asylum Seekers

Los Angeles-based U.S. Immigration attorney’s office, JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office monitors immigration news constantly to ensure that our clients are always informed on important immigration matters. Today a U.S. District Judge ordered the final approval of a nationwide class action settlement agreement. The settlement is aimed to ensure that asylum seekers, who have […]

Delays in I-601A Processing: I-130 Petitions Mistakenly Sent to NRC Instead of NVC

At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office we monitor trends in immigration as well as current processing times for all immigration benefits. the ICE and USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee are seeking examples of Form I-130 petitions where Immigrant Visa processing was indicated on the I-130, Question#22 on Page 2 of the I-130, that were […]

InfoPass Appointments at the USCIS Los Angeles Office

Now that one needs an appointment to make a payment (i.e. for biometrics), there are simply not enough infopass appointments available. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that attorneys are not permitted to request biometric appointments too far in advance of a court hearing. Attorneys are frequently turned away. If no additional infopass appointments […]

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Court Rules ICE Failed to Satisfy FOIA Requirements in Council’s Suit to Compel Disclosure of Records

A federal district court recently issued an opinion addressing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) failure to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  According to the court, ICE did not show that it had conducted an adequate search for records in response to the American Immigration Council’s (Council) FOIA request regarding noncitizens’ […]

Fee’ing Motions for the Immigration Court: Room 1001

Memo from Mary Mucha, Directing Attorney Los Angeles County Bar Association Today I spoke to Dianne Armenteros (USCIS supervisor room 1001) regarding this problem about fee’ing Immigration Court Motions for the Los Angeles Immigration Court. Here is what she said. USCIS needs to “count” all cases that are processed in room 1001. They need to […]

Grant of Advance Parole is not considered “Departure” Under 212(a)(9)(B)

Ortiz-Bouchet v. Attorney General (11th Circuit, April 23, 2013) Kelvin Ortiz-Bouchet and his wife, Edith Malpica-Zapata petitioned for a review of an order by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), stating that the Immigrant Judge’s (IJ) order or removal on the grounds that they were inadmissible at the time of their adjustment of status. First, the […]