Tag Archives: US Citizen

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 Host Naturalization Ceremonies to Honor Veterans

Today, the Department of Homeland Security will hold nearly 130 special Naturalization ceremonies across the United States honoring veterans, service members and military spouses. USCIS will highlight the incredible sacrifices that military members and their families have made while serving our country. Between November 7 – 13th, USCIS will welcome more than 10,000 new U.S. […]

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Expansion of Form I-601A, Provisional Waiver Program

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys are pleased to share the President’s announcement from last night and elaborate on the new expansion of the provisional waiver program, Form I-601A for unlawful presence. Under current immigration law, certain undocumented individuals in the U.S. who are the spouses or children of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Obama Delays Immigration Efforts to Give GOP One Last Attempt for Reform

President Obama is holding off on a plan to ditch Congress and enact changes to United States deportation laws through the White House in hope of an immigration reform plan from the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. According to our U.S. immigration attorney in Los Angeles, the White House has decided to wait until after […]

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 […]

Matter of Konan Waldo Douglas – Child Citizenship Act

This decision by the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Board of Immigration Appeals resolves a circuit-split as to the meaning of former section 321(a)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality act. JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, has successfully helped hundreds of applicants obtain U.S. citizenship for their […]

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Process for Fiancé(e)s of American Citizens Living Abroad K-1 Nonimmigrant Visa

What defines a “Fiancé(e)”? Under United States Federal Immigration Law, a Foreign-Citizen fiancé(e) of a United States Citizen is the recipient of an approved Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), Form I-129F, who has been issued a K-1 Nonimmigrant Visa for travel to the United States in order to marry his or her US Citizen fiancé(e). Both […]