Tag Archives: Immigration Lawyer

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 […]

When Does USCIS Require an I-824 to Take Action on an Approved I-140 or I-130 Petition?

Our Los Angeles immigration team of attorneys recently discussed this topic with the USCIS Nebraska Service Center (NSC) Liaison Committee. If a petitioner indicates that the beneficiary of a visa application will apply for the visa abroad at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, on either forms I-130 or I-140, the petition will be transferred automatically […]

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 […]

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 […]

EB-5 Visa Priority Date. What Does this Mean for China?

USCIS has announced, that effective May 1, 2015, EB-5 visa applicants who were born in mainland-China face new restrictions due to visa issuing limits. Those who currently have a priority date of May 1, 2013 or before, can file to adjust his or her status to Lawful Permanent Resident, if lawfully in the U.S., or […]

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 […]

H-1B Work Visa Season is Here, Apply Now!

Every year beginning on April 1, the Department of Homeland Security begins accepting new work visa petitions from U.S. employers seeking to employ foreign high-skilled workers. These high skilled temporary workers may begin working on a H-1B visa starting on October 1 – the beginning of the new Fiscal Year. The United States Citizenship and […]

Guidance for TPS Late Re-Registration Applications

If you or a loved one is a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiary who is eligible for the re-registration for TPS but did not file before the deadline, our Los Angeles immigration attorneys remind you to follow the guidelines provided by USCIS on “filing late“. The law requires USCIS to withdraw and take away the […]

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 […]