Tag Archives: ICE

I Missed My Adjustment of Status Interview with Homeland Security! Will I be Arrested or Detained?

If you have an adjustment of status case and you missed your appointment, you need to contact USCIS very soon. We recommend that you have experienced legal counsel to ensure that you have the best possible representation and the best possible outcome. “No show” cases are held for two weeks.  During this time, you may […]

Steps to Take if Your Loved One is Taken into ICE Custody

We get a lot of frequent inquiries about this topic; what should I do if my relative has been taken by ICE? Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the agency responsible for enforcing immigration laws and detaining and deporting immigrants. The first thing to do is to not panic. It is important to understand what […]

U.S. Border Officials Continue to Process Hundreds of Undocumented Children

United States Customs and Border officials will indefinitely continue processing hundreds of immigrant children from Central America, caught crossing the border illegally from Mexico to into Texas. The Obama Administration and immigration authorities have only provided few details about how they are dealing with the influx of immigrant children, but our Los Angeles immigration attorneys […]

Court Rules Grant of TPS is an Admission for Adjustment of Status Purposes

Exciting news came last week when a decision from a District Court held that a noncitizen’s grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) qualifies as “inspection and admission”into the United States. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), inspection and admission to the United States are requirements to be eligible to become a U.S. Lawful Permanent […]

Obama Delays Immigration Efforts to Give GOP One Last Attempt for Reform

President Obama is holding off on a plan to ditch Congress and enact changes to United States deportation laws through the White House in hope of an immigration reform plan from the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. According to our U.S. immigration attorney in Los Angeles, the White House has decided to wait until after […]

Update on Immigration Court’s System Outage

People familiar with the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and immigration court may have experienced a delay in deportation, removal or other delay due to a hardware failure in the beginning of April. The EOIR’s system was down for just over 1 month, unable to locate records, and delaying deportation and other proceedings. The […]

ICE Will Reopen Removal Proceedings for Same-Sex Marriage Cases

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has just announced their plans to agree to joint motions to reopen where the respondent entered into a lawful, bona fide, same-sex marriage after being ordered removed and there is newly-available relief. If you have a removal order but are now eligible for relief based on your same-sex marriage […]

Washington and Colorado Latest States to Join Oregon in Not Complying with ICE Detainers

Since our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles made the announcement that several county law enforcement agencies in Oregon had stopped complying with ICE immigration detainers, Washington and Colorado are the latest to also express their non-compliance with the requests. There have been at least 4 reported counties in Washington State and four in Colorado that have […]

ICE No Longer Requires Detainee’s Signature on G-28s

JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles immigration attorneys, have just learned from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will no longer require a detained foreign national’s signature on Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative. This announcement from ICE was sent to all local field offices and should be in practice […]

Sheriffs in Oregon Limit Detention of Immigrants

Located in Los Angeles, our immigration attorneys follow immigration news from across the United States and around the world. Sheriffs in 9 counties in Oregon this week announced that they will no longer hold people in jail based on requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This news comes after a United States Magistrate […]