Tag Archives: immigration court

Deadlines to Submit Previously Accepted Forms to USCIS

We have just been informed by USCIS of the approaching deadlines to submit previously accepted versions of forms that now have newer versions. Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles advise that Homeland Security frequently changes the format of their forms as well as implement new changes in the updated versions. It is very important […]

Proving EAD Eligibility for Applicants in Removal Proceedings/Deportation

At a liaison meeting in May 2014, the USCIS National Benefits Center confirmed that it will adjudicate and approve Employment Authorization application on Form I-765, for eligible person who are in deportation/removal proceedings, but noted that the burden is on the applicant to establish his or her eligibility for employment authorization. USCIS provided an overview […]

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 […]

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Requirements for Form I-601A, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

Prior to March 2013, an undocumented immigrant seeking to obtain a Green Card through marriage had to first leave the United States and seek an immigrant visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in his or her home country, which could result in obtaining a 3 or 10 year bar from admission into the United […]

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 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 […]

Board of Immigration Appeals Finds Asylee Cannot Readjustment Status to LPR

Matter of C-J-H, Respondent Decided March 27, 2014 An alien whose status has been adjusted from Asylee to lawful permanent resident cannot subsequently readjust status under INA Section 209(b), 8 USC Section 1159(b)(2012). Factual Background of Decision In a decision dated May 8, 2013, an Immigration Judge (IJ) found the respondent removable on his own […]

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 […]

EOIR Operations During Lapse in Government Funding

Immigration courts nationwide are continuing to adjudicate detained cases. Court functions that support the detained caseload will continue, but other functions are suspended. For specific information about a particular court, please visit http://www.justice.gov/eoir/ICstatus.htm. The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is processing emergency stay requests as well as cases where the alien is detained, including case appeals, […]

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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 […]