Tag Archives: Department of Homeland Security

When Does USCIS Require an I-824 to Take Action on an Approved I-140 or I-130 Petition?

Our Los Angeles immigration team of attorneys recently discussed this topic with the USCIS Nebraska Service Center (NSC) Liaison Committee. If a petitioner indicates that the beneficiary of a visa application will apply for the visa abroad at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, on either forms I-130 or I-140, the petition will be transferred automatically […]

USCIS to Discontinue Legacy e-Filing System

In an effort to maintain data security standards and focus on transitioning to the Electronic Immigration System (ELIS), USCIS will discontinue the legacy e-Filing system on September 20, 2015; however, the last date to start new forms in the e-Filing system is August 30, 2015. The e-Filing system has long provided online filing for several USCIS […]

Deadlines to Submit Previously Accepted Forms to USCIS

We have just been informed by USCIS of the approaching deadlines to submit previously accepted versions of forms that now have newer versions. Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles advise that Homeland Security frequently changes the format of their forms as well as implement new changes in the updated versions. It is very important […]

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) For El Salvador Extended

Our immigration lawyers in Los Angeles are pleased to see that the Department of Homeland Security has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) period for eligible nationals of El Salvador for an additional 18 months. The extension goes into effect on March 10, 2015 through September 9, 2016. What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? Temporary […]

Proposed Regulations and Document Examples for California Driver Licenses for Undocumented

Last night, a community meeting on AB 60 was held in Los Angeles, California. AB 60 is the bill that passed that will allow undocumented individuals to obtain a Driver License or Identification Card in California. The bill will go into law in January 2015. Last night at the community meeting, the document requirements, proposed […]

U.S. Border Officials Continue to Process Hundreds of Undocumented Children

United States Customs and Border officials will indefinitely continue processing hundreds of immigrant children from Central America, caught crossing the border illegally from Mexico to into Texas. The Obama Administration and immigration authorities have only provided few details about how they are dealing with the influx of immigrant children, but our Los Angeles immigration attorneys […]

USCIS Announces Renewal Process for DACA

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, announced today the process for individuals to renew enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have learned. By filing the new version of Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, eligible applicants will be able to renew their […]

USCIS Customer Service Tools Outage

USCIS is planning to conduct a system maintenance from 5 AM to 6 PM (Eastern) on Sunday, June 1, 2014. During this outage, the following online tools will be unavailable: Case Status Check e-Request Change of Address Online Processing Time Check Civil Surgeon Locator FOIA Status Check Forms by Mail Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys […]

Obama Delays Immigration Efforts to Give GOP One Last Attempt for Reform

President Obama is holding off on a plan to ditch Congress and enact changes to United States deportation laws through the White House in hope of an immigration reform plan from the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. According to our U.S. immigration attorney in Los Angeles, the White House has decided to wait until after […]

Customer Identity Verification (CIV) Questions and Answers

The following article is an excerpt from a question and answer meeting between United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The questions (Q) are asked by AILA and the answers (A) are provided by USCIS On September 9, 2013, USCIS began implementing a new system called Customer Identity […]