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Replacing or Renewing Your Green Card

At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles get asked this quite often: “how do I replace or renew my Green Card?”. If you are a lawful permanent resident or a “Green Card” holder, there are certain circumstances in which you need to know how to renew or get a […]

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 […]

Reminder: USCIS Will Only Accept New Version of Form N-400 Beginning May 5

Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers would like to remind everyone that the newly revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship) will go into effect on May 5, 2014. Once in effect, USCIS will not accept older versions of the form, even the most recent one dated 9/13/2013. USCIS will reject and send back these […]

USCIS San Bernardino Office Moving

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) San Bernardino Field Office will be closed on April 16, 2014 and will reopen on April 23 at their new address located at 995 Hardt Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408. Our U.S. immigration attorneys encourage anyone with an emergency to visit the nearest USCIS office in Los Angeles, […]

H1-B, Work Visa, US Visa, Work Permit, Layoffs

Form I-765 Processing Times for Asylum Applicants

Recently, our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have received reports from other U.S. immigration lawyers of Form I-765, Employment Authorization applicants for asylum applicants falling outside of the processing times posted online for the National Benefits Center (NBC). We reached out to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and asked about the adjudication time frame […]

USCIS Announces Enhanced e-Request Customer Service Tool

USCIS has just launched a redesigned, more streamlined look and feel to their online e-Request customer service tool. JCS Immigration, a Los Angeles lawyer’s office are pleased to see the update as it adds functionality and provides easier access for our clients with pending immigration cases. E-Request allows customers to submit requests to USCIS in the following […]

March 2014 Visa Bulletin Now Available

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office is located in Los Angeles, California but we serve clients across the United States and around the world. When an applicant for an immigrant visa is located outside of the United States, they must wait until a visa number is available from the Department of State before entering the […]

Changing Venue in LGBT Immigrant Visa Cases

JCS Immigration and Visa has been following changes in immigration procedures and law since the Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor V. U.S., struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have been working to establish a procedure for changing the venue for immigrant visa processing in cases […]

U visa, Violence Against Women Act, VAWA, Immigrant Women, Immigration Services, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, Violence

USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for Fourth Straight Fiscal Year

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions/applicants for U nonimmigrant visa status (U visas) for fiscal year 2013. This marks the fourth consecutive year that USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since it began issuing U visas in 2008. Each year, 10,000 U visas are available for victims of […]