Tag Archives: Immigration

USCIS Will Begin Accepting H-1B Petitions for FY17 on April 1, 2016

Beginning April 1, 2016, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions that are subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 cap. These visas are designed for U.S. businesses to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming. Read about […]

3 Crucial Pieces of Evidence for a Marriage-Based Green Card

This post is intended as resources for applicants of green card based on marriage to understand the types of evidence that are crucial to the approval of the application. Individuals who apply for adjustment of status based on marriage to a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident receive a Green Card subsequent to approval of […]

USCIS to Welcome 20,000 New U.S. Citizens for Presidents Day

Our LA immigration attorneys are pleased to announce that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will welcome nearly 20,000 new U.S. citizens in Naturalization ceremonies around Presidents Day. In honor of our nation’s first president, George Washington and all presidents who have led this country, USCIS is hosting more than 180 U.S. citizenship ceremonies […]

DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan and South Sudan

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have learned that the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has re-designated South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the period for nationals from South Sudan currently on TPS here in the United States. The period has been extended from May 3, 2016 to November 2, 2017, due […]

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 […]

U.S. Customs to Begin Biometric Entry/Exit Testing

Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers have learned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin testing new biometric technology at the Otay Mesa pedestrian U.S.-Mexico border crossing this week to enhance identifying certain non-U.S. citizens entering and exiting the United States. U.S. Customs uses biometric technology, including fingerprints, facial photographs and iris images in […]

House Approves Bill to Bar Nationals of Iraq, Syria, Iran and Sudan from VWP

The U.S. House of Representatives, today, passed legislation to overhaul the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The new legislation includes added security enhancements and counter-terrorism technology to increase our nation’s security and facilitate visa-free travel to the United States for citizens of certain countries. The bill, which will now be sent to the U.S. Senate for […]

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 […]

CBP Announces Use of Body-Worn Cameras

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced their decision to expend CBP’s camera review program, including the integration of new body-worn camera testing into law enforcement operations such as checkpoints, vessel boarding and interdictions, training academics and outbound operations at U.S. Ports of Entry, as well as mobile camera options in vehicles. Our Los […]