Tag Archives: refugee

Some Central Americans Can Now Seek U.S. Refugee Status from Home

President Obama announced today, in an effort to discourage thousands of unaccompanied children from trying to enter the U.S. illegally, an instruction to immigration officials and the U.S. Department of State, to allows nationals of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to apply for refugee status in their home nation for the first time ever. The […]

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

How To Get a U.S. Work Permit?

In order for an individual to work in the United States, you must be legally authorized to do so. Only U.S. citizens and Permanent Resident (Green Card holders) may work legally in the United States without a work permit. Other individuals must first obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to work in the U.S. With […]

Update for Processing of Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition

Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles continually receive updates from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the latest immigration news and changes in practices of USCIS. Beginning today, in a phased approach to enhance customer service, USCIS is improving the way it processes Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petitions. USCIS will begin transferring […]

Temporary Protected Status, TPS, Haitians, Nonimmigrant, F-1, F-1 Visa, US Visa, Immigration Services

Telephonic Interviews in Negative Credible Fear Determinations

Under current credible fear procedures, Asylum Office Directors are authorized to exercise their discretion to choose the mode of interview 0 in person, telephonic, or VTEL -after considering a number of factors. If the telephonic mode is chosen, however, current procedures require the APSO to terminate the telephonic interview and conduct an interview in person […]