Tag Archives: nonimmigrant

Homeland Security Announces 18-Month Extension of TPS for Sudan

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has announced the 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Sudan. The additional 18 months will make the TPS effective from November 3, 2014 until May 2, 2016. Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys want to inform current Sudanese beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS […]

Approval Notices Issued Without I-94 Card

Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles have received several reports from clients and other U.S. immigration lawyers claiming that many extension and change of status approval notices have been received that do not contain an I-94 card at the bottom of the document. Our immigration lawyers have reached out to both the Vermont Service Center […]

Study in the States! New Website for International Students

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the launch of an enhanced Study in the States website with new features for international students. Some of these new features enable the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to monitor important information to prospective international students in a clear and […]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, San Ysidro, California Facility Facts

One of the ways that our Los Angeles immigration attorneys stay on top of important immigration matters is by attending events held by the U.S. Government. Last week one of our immigration lawyers attended a tour of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities at San Ysidro, California, which borders Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. […]

USCIS Proposed Rule on Enhancing Opportunities for High-Skilled Professionals

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed to update the regulations to include nonimmigrant high-skilled specialty occupation professionals from the nations of Chile and Singapore (H-1B1) and from Australia (e-3) in the list of classes of individuals authorized for employment incident to status with a specific employer, to clarify that H-1B1 and principal E-3 […]

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CBP Announces New Website for Nonimmigrant Travel History

U.S. Customs and Border Protection have announced a new feature for their online I-94 entry/exit system. Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have happy with this new feature as it will allow for nonimmigrant U.S. visitors to access the arrival/departure record for any point within the past 5 years. Beginning May 1, 2014, CBP will now […]

Nonimmigrant Visa Interview Waiver Program Now Permanent

A pilot program was introduced by the Department of State in January 2012 called the two-year visa interview waiver pilot program. This became one of the cornerstones of President Obama’s initiative to improve and speed up the processing time for nonimmigrant visas for certain categories of travelers to the U.S. This pilot program has now […]

Study in the States! Information for International Students

Have you ever dreamed of studying abroad in the United States? The Department of Homeland Security  launched the Study in the States SEVIS blog initiative to serve as an innovative information hub for the international student community in order to gain more information on how to apply to study in the U.S. and becoming an F-1 […]

Q: Can an individual who has held U nonimmigrant status eventually apply for Permanent Residence (Green Card)?

A: The individual must have been physically present in the United States for a continuous period of at least three years since the date of admission as a U Nonimmigrant. There are other minor qualifications in order to adjust status to Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder). Please contact one of our experienced Los Angeles Immigration […]

Q: Can family members of the petitioner receive U Nonimmigrant Status, as well?

A: Family members who accompany the petitioner can, under certain circumstances, obtain a U nonimmigrant derivative visa. If the petitioner (victim of crime) is under 21 years of age: They may petition on behalf of spouse, children, parents and unmarried siblings under age 18. If the petitioner (victim of crime) is 21 years of age […]