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If My Green Card Expires While I am Applying for Naturalization, Do I Still Need to Apply for a New Card?

If you apply for Naturalization on Form N-400, 6 months or more before the expiration date on your Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as an Alien Registration Card or “Green Card”), you do not have to apply for a new card. However, you may apply for a renewal card if you wish by filing Form […]

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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 […]

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Requirements for Form I-601A, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

Prior to March 2013, an undocumented immigrant seeking to obtain a Green Card through marriage had to first leave the United States and seek an immigrant visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in his or her home country, which could result in obtaining a 3 or 10 year bar from admission into the United […]

USCIS to Welcome 17,800 New Citizens During Presidents Day Naturalization Ceremonies

USCIS is honoring Presidents Day by welcoming approximately 17,800 new U.S. Citizens during 148 naturalization ceremonies across the country from February 14 through February 22, our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have learned. JCS Immigration and Visa, located in Los Angeles, have successfully helped hundreds of applicants become U.S. citizens and are happy to welcome these […]

USCIS Update on Processing Times of Form I-130s Filed by U.S. Citizens

Due to concerns expressed to USCIS regarding the processing times for Form I-130s filed by United States Citizens for their eligible immediate relatives. JCS Immigration and Visa, located in Los Angeles, has been an advocate in expressing our client’s cases when the cases were outside of the normal processing time for a Form I-130 petition. […]

U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines Closed November 13-15, 2013

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, California, has just been informed by the U.S. Department of State that due to the unfortunate typhoon incident in the Philippines, the American Citizen Services Section of the U.S. Embassy Manila will be closed. The American Citizen Services (ACS) Section at the United States Embassy […]

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Reasons for Cautious Optimism on Immigration Reform

There is considerable debate at the moment over the prospects for immigration reform this year. On the one hand, an electorally chastened Republican Party seems to be reevaluating its long-standing support for deportation-only immigration policies. On the other hand, it looks as though the White House and Congress are embarking upon lengthy debates over gun […]