Tag Archives: DHS

USCIS Will Begin Accepting H-1B Petitions for FY17 on April 1, 2016

Beginning April 1, 2016, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions that are subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 cap. These visas are designed for U.S. businesses to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming. Read about […]

3 Crucial Pieces of Evidence for a Marriage-Based Green Card

This post is intended as resources for applicants of green card based on marriage to understand the types of evidence that are crucial to the approval of the application. Individuals who apply for adjustment of status based on marriage to a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident receive a Green Card subsequent to approval of […]

USCIS to Welcome 20,000 New U.S. Citizens for Presidents Day

Our LA immigration attorneys are pleased to announce that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will welcome nearly 20,000 new U.S. citizens in Naturalization ceremonies around Presidents Day. In honor of our nation’s first president, George Washington and all presidents who have led this country, USCIS is hosting more than 180 U.S. citizenship ceremonies […]

DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan and South Sudan

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have learned that the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has re-designated South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the period for nationals from South Sudan currently on TPS here in the United States. The period has been extended from May 3, 2016 to November 2, 2017, due […]

Make Sure Your Address is Up to Date with USCIS

Are you a Non-U.S. citizen or have a case currently pending with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)? Remember that by law, most Non-U.S. citizens are required to report their change of address with USCIS within 10 days of moving within the U.S. and its territories. There are some exceptions to this law, but […]

USCIS to Host Naturalization Ceremonies to Honor Veterans

Today, the Department of Homeland Security will hold nearly 130 special Naturalization ceremonies across the United States honoring veterans, service members and military spouses. USCIS will highlight the incredible sacrifices that military members and their families have made while serving our country. Between November 7 – 13th, USCIS will welcome more than 10,000 new U.S. […]

Pay the U.S. Naturalization Application Fee with Your Credit Card!

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys are excited to announce that USCIS just recently provided guidance on paying the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, using a credit card. USCIS is now offering this service for U.S. citizenship applications only. The filing fee for Form N-400 is $680 and there is no additional fee to pay with […]

InfoPass Appointment with USCIS Santa Ana Field Office

Santa Ana USCIS field office reports that walk-in infopass request, even if on an emergency basis, have been turned away at the Santa Ana USCIS field office. Infopass seekers are encouraged to arrive early and bring all evidence of emergency to receive walk-in services when infopass appointments are not available. USCIS hopes to alleviate the […]

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 […]

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 […]