Tag Archives: DOJ

AILA/AIC File Amicus Brief on 212(h) Waiver Eligibility

AILA and the American Immigration Council Filed an Amicus Brief arguing that an individual who adjusts to LPR status after entering the U.S. is eligible for a 212(h) waiver because the individual is not “an alien who has previously been admitted to the United States as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence”. Background In […]

Filing Documents with Immigration Court During the Government Shutdown

At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, our team of Los Angeles Immigration Attorneys have helped hundreds of clients with cases at immigration court in Los Angeles as well as around Southern California and the entire United States. During the recent Government Shutdown, however, non-detained cases have been suspended nationwide. The Executive Office for Immigration […]

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 […]

Deportation, Asylum, Withholding of Removal

Oshodi V. Holder, Nigerian Asylum Respondent in Removal Proceedings

Oshodi v. Holder, Filed August 27, 2013. The Los Angeles based US Immigration lawyers at JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office read this unique case in which a respondent in removal proceedings petitioning for asylum from his home country of Nigeria argues that the Immigration Judge (IJ) violated his right to due process by limiting […]

Deportation, Asylum, Withholding of Removal

Conviction for Brandishing a Firearm Qualifies as Crime of Violence – Immigration Court

At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office we have handled many cases and represented hundreds of immigrants in Los Angeles Immigration Court. We have provided safe and effective legal representation and helped keep many Southern California families together. The following is a publication from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Los […]

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 […]

UAFA, Gay Rights, Human Rights, LGBT, Same-Sex, Marriage Act, Immigration Reform

Department of State Consular Services and the Supreme Court’s Ruling on DOMA

On June 26, 2013, Secretary of State, John Kerry released a memo stating “to fully implement the requirements and implications of the Court’s decision, we will work with the Department of Justice and other agencies to review all relevant statutes as well as the benefits administered by this agency”. After the Supreme Court’s ruling to […]