Tag Archives: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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 […]

Job Losses for ICE Detention Center in El Centro, CA

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys stay current with the latest news in immigration. Our U.S. immigration lawyers have learned that there are an estimated 500 jobs that are expected to be eliminated in June at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in El Centro, California. The contract between the Department of Homeland Security […]

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Court Finds Immigration Detainers are Voluntary Requests

A United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has recently found that immigration detainers issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are voluntary requests and do not require a State or local police department’s cooperation and thus are deemed as voluntary measures. JCS Immigration and Visa, located in Los Angeles have found that […]

Delays in I-601A Processing: I-130 Petitions Mistakenly Sent to NRC Instead of NVC

At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office we monitor trends in immigration as well as current processing times for all immigration benefits. the ICE and USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee are seeking examples of Form I-130 petitions where Immigrant Visa processing was indicated on the I-130, Question#22 on Page 2 of the I-130, that were […]

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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 […]

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Filing a Humanitarian Parole Request with ICE

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, a Los Angeles based US Immigration attorney’s office has obtained the correct address from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for filing a Humanitarian Advance Parole (Form I-131) document with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if a client is currently in removal proceedings or previously has been removed […]