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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 […]

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 […]

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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Court Rules ICE Failed to Satisfy FOIA Requirements in Council’s Suit to Compel Disclosure of Records

A federal district court recently issued an opinion addressing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) failure to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  According to the court, ICE did not show that it had conducted an adequate search for records in response to the American Immigration Council’s (Council) FOIA request regarding noncitizens’ […]