Tag Archives: Immigration Law

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 […]

Jeb Bush Sides with Obama’s Immigration Actions

Set to air on Monday on Fox News, an interview with Jeb Bush in which he suggests that he would wait until there are new laws passed by Congress before overturning any of President Obama’s executive immigration orders, if he were elected President. Our immigration lawyers in Los Angeles offer a free consultation and have […]

Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B

Effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 nonimmigrant dependents of H-1B workers who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status. The director of USCIS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept authorized employment in the United States. “Allowing the spouses […]

Federal Court Has Issued a Preliminary Injunction Preventing USCIS from Accepting DACA Expansion Requests

Earlier this morning, announcements of Judge Hanen’s temporary order to halt President Obama’s immigration actions shocked our Los Angeles immigration lawyers. As a result of the Federal Judge’s temporary order, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will not be accepting DACA requests under the new expansions that were supposed to go into effect tomorrow. Jeh […]

TPS Redesignation and 18-Month Extension for Syria

We are pleased to announce that the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the agency has extended the existing TPS designation for the country from April 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. This designation allows for eligible nationals of Syria to register or re-register for TPS […]

Form I-751 Workload Transfer from Vermont Service Center to California Service Center

Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles follow the latest developments in immigration news and regulations. We were recently informed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that USCIS has recently began transferring some existing casework from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center in order to balance the workloads. The affected casework […]

President Obama to Use Executive Order to Grant Deferred Action Status to Undocumented

It has been reported from reliable White House source leak this week that President Obama will use executive order to waive or defer deportation of more than 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.  The determination of who gets relief will depend on two large criteria: (1) whether the undocumented immigrant satisfies […]

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 […]

Judge Allows Access to Emails about Arizona Immigration Law SB 1070

JANUARY 5, 2014 – JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles based Immigration attorneys have been informed that a Federal Judge in Arizona has given opponents of SB 1070, Arizona’s conservative 2010 anti-undocumented immigration law, access to emails and other communication correspondence between the law’s supporters and lawmakers “to see whether there are racial overtones in […]

Court Approves Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit on Employment Authorization for Asylum Seekers

Los Angeles-based U.S. Immigration attorney’s office, JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office monitors immigration news constantly to ensure that our clients are always informed on important immigration matters. Today a U.S. District Judge ordered the final approval of a nationwide class action settlement agreement. The settlement is aimed to ensure that asylum seekers, who have […]