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H1-B, Work Visa, US Visa, Work Permit, Layoffs

Important Information on Form I-129, H-1B, H2A and H-2B Petitions Related to Government Shutdown

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office has just been informed by USCIS of important issues pertaining to filing Form I-129s during the temporary government shutdown period. Based out of Los Angeles, our U.S. immigration attorneys were concerned about filing H-1B, H-2A and H-2B petitions during the government shutdown. We are glad to announce that if […]

Los Angeles Asylum Office During Government Shutdown

The Deputy Director of the Los Angeles Asylum Office has reported that despite the government shutdown, the office does not anticipate for anything to be running differently at this time. It is expected to be business as usual. At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, we have noticed that USCIS is […]

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 […]

U.S. Consulates Operations Update

We are glad to that the United States Consulates and Embassies abroad are currently still operating the visa services normally. JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office recommends submitting visa applications and making visa appointments as soon as possible in case this changes. Visa applicants should be prepared for the possibility of future delays in the […]

E-Verify Currently Unavailable

In the Greater Los Angeles area our team of experienced U.S. Immigration attorneys have been faced with only minor drawbacks due to the Federal Funding Hiatus/Government Shutdown. JCS Immigration and Visa has learned that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’ E-Verify program will also be unavailable during this shut down. This means that employers will […]

H1-B, Work Visa, US Visa, Work Permit, Layoffs

PERM System During Government Shutdown

The Program Electronic Review Management System (PERM) is currently unavailable due to the current Federal Government Shutdown. As U.S. Immigration attorneys, JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, based out of Los Angeles, is concerned of this issue due to the inability to file Labor Certification Applications (LAC) or prevailing wage requests at the PERM website […]

Social Security Administration Update During Government Shutdown

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles has communicated with the Social Security Administration office and confirmed that during the Federal Funding Hiatus/Government Shutdown, SSA will not be accepting or processing applications for Social Security numbers or replacement cards during the shutdown. This is important for any new immigrants receiving Employment Authorization […]

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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 […]