Tag Archives: Immigration Attorney

Supreme Court to Rule on Obama Immigration Executive Actions

Our Los Angeles Immigration Attorneys are excited to announce that the Supreme Court announced on Tuesday their plans to take up a case directly challenging the legality of President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive actions on immigration reform. These executive actions being challenged are two aimed at granting temporary deferment from deportation and a temporary work […]

USCIS Customer Service Tools Outage

Our team of Los Angeles-based immigration lawyers has just learned that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be conducting system maintenance on Sunday, January 10th to their website. The maintenance will be done during the period of 12 AM to 6 PM Eastern Standard Time. During this period, their online customer service […]

Make Sure Your Address is Up to Date with USCIS

Are you a Non-U.S. citizen or have a case currently pending with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)? Remember that by law, most Non-U.S. citizens are required to report their change of address with USCIS within 10 days of moving within the U.S. and its territories. There are some exceptions to this law, but […]

USCIS Set to Close Vienna, Austria Office on Dec. 31, 2015

Our Los Angeles based team of immigration attorneys have just learned that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) intends to close its field office, located in Vienna, Austria, on December 31, 2015. The final day that the office will be open to the public and accepting applications is November 30, 2015. The closest USCIS […]

National Visa Center Immigrant Fee Processing Errors

The U.S. Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) is currently experiencing some technical difficulties for the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC). This news comes as a minor hurdle for applicants seeking to apply for Immigrant Visas (IV) abroad to enter the United States as Lawful Permanent Resident Green Card holders. Applicants using the CEAC […]

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 […]

USCIS Accepting Old Versions of Form G-28 Until May 15

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that they are extending the grace period for using older versions of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative. The previous cut-off date for USCIS to accept the old G-28 was April 15, 2015. The older version of Form G-28 will be […]

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) For El Salvador Extended

Our immigration lawyers in Los Angeles are pleased to see that the Department of Homeland Security has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) period for eligible nationals of El Salvador for an additional 18 months. The extension goes into effect on March 10, 2015 through September 9, 2016. What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? Temporary […]

Lost Your Green Card Abroad and Need to Re-Enter the United States?

Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles frequent various liaison meetings between the Department of Homeland Security and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The following questions and answers are excerpts from a meeting with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). If an LPR is studying abroad and his […]

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 […]