Tag Archives: United States immigration

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 […]

Deadlines to Submit Previously Accepted Forms to USCIS

We have just been informed by USCIS of the approaching deadlines to submit previously accepted versions of forms that now have newer versions. Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles advise that Homeland Security frequently changes the format of their forms as well as implement new changes in the updated versions. It is very important […]

The U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Two Immigration Cases. Their Decision May Impact Your Immigration Options!

As immigration lawyers, we love hearing of news that has potential to greatly help change the lives of many of our immigrant clients through justice and by providing additional immigration options to those who feel helpless. We are excited to hear of the announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases involving immigration […]

Avoid Immigration Scams!

While many people offer immigration help and services it is important to make sure the help you are getting will really help you. Are you getting the right immigration help? Although there are many types of immigration services out there, unfortunately, not all are authorized to do so. Many agencies or services can also give […]

August 2014 Visa Bulletin Update

Our immigration lawyers in Los Angeles eagerly await the release of each new month’s visa bulletin. The visa bulletin is a monthly report that shows movement in available visa numbers and these updates can greatly benefit our clients. The August 2014 visa bulletin indicates little movement and changes to available visa numbers from July’s visa numbers. There […]

Proposed Regulations and Document Examples for California Driver Licenses for Undocumented

Last night, a community meeting on AB 60 was held in Los Angeles, California. AB 60 is the bill that passed that will allow undocumented individuals to obtain a Driver License or Identification Card in California. The bill will go into law in January 2015. Last night at the community meeting, the document requirements, proposed […]

Michelle Obama on Immigration: Top Priority

  Michelle Obama sounded off yesterday on immigration, while participating in the swearing-in of 50 new U.S. citizens. The First Lady of the United States participating to express her ongoing support for stalled efforts in Congress to overhaul United States immigration law. “Today, here in Washington, folks are still debating whether or not to fix […]

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 […]

Commonly Asked Questions During Immigration Interview

Most applicants for a United States visa (both immigrant and nonimmigrant) and applicants for Adjustment of Status for family-based cases like marriage, will be required to attend an interview. Depending on whether you are inside or outside the United States will determine whether your interview will be at a USCIS local field office or at […]

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 […]