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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 […]

5 Things You Need To Know To Get The Most Out of a Free Consultation with Immigration Lawyer

In this age of technology, immigrant clients who need information about immigration and visa laws often first try to find the answers on the internet. While there is nothing wrong with learning about immigration law and visa options on the internet, doing so can create confusion. Immigration law and policy often change quickly, and doing […]

Guidance for 245(i) Physical Presence Requirement

USCIS District 23, which includes Los Angeles and Orange County Field Offices has stated that where an applicant for adjustment of status is grandfathered under 245(i), the Principal (beneficiary of the 245i petition) must show physical presence in 2000 even if not immigrating, in order for derivative beneficiaries to also be grandfathered in. This seems […]

Vermont Service Center Provides Guidance on VAWA I-485 Applications

In certain circumstances a Form I-360 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitioner already has a Form I-130 and Form I-485 application pending with USCIS. The Vermont Service Center, who adjudicates these victim-related benefit requests, indicated that these Form I-485 adjustment of status applications can be held in abeyance if an I-360 is filed eliminating the […]

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 […]

Guidance for TPS Late Re-Registration Applications

If you or a loved one is a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiary who is eligible for the re-registration for TPS but did not file before the deadline, our Los Angeles immigration attorneys remind you to follow the guidelines provided by USCIS on “filing late“. The law requires USCIS to withdraw and take away the […]

Delay in Green Cards for Parents of U.S. Citizens

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have just learned at the Los Angeles USCIS District Director’s meeting that there is substantial delay for petitions from U.S. citizen sons and daughters to parents for adjustment of status. USCIS anticipates processing time in excess of 10 months currently. USCIS officers stated that these type of applications normally will […]

TPS Redesignation and 18-Month Extension for Syria

We are pleased to announce that the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the agency has extended the existing TPS designation for the country from April 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. This designation allows for eligible nationals of Syria to register or re-register for TPS […]

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 […]

The Art of Asking Immigration Law Questions for Your Free Consultation

Generally speaking, immigrants who have questions about immigration law and ask questions that are specific to their situation are more likely to receive answers that are helpful to them.  Conversely, people who don’t take the time to think about their questions before reaching out for a consultation would more likely receive answers that do not […]