Tag Archives: us immigration lawyer

Why Green Card Holders Should Apply for U.S. Citizenship

Many lawful permanent resident/Green Card holders residing in the United States have decided, for many reasons, not to apply for U.S. citizenship, even though they are eligible to do so. This decision can have consequences in the long run that many Green Card holders are unaware of, including possible deportation. Our immigration attorneys in Los […]

NAFTA TN Visa Checklist

Canadian Citizens wishing to apply for TN classification at the time of entering the United States at the Port of Entry may present supporting documentation directly to the U.S. Customs officer. Canadians applying for TN classification at the Port of Entrys on the northern border and at U.S. pre-clearance stations within Canada have had widely […]

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

Practice Tip: Consular Processing Follow-to-Join Cases

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, California serves the entire United States, as well as immigrants around the world. We have constructed this practice guide to help with Consular Processing follow-to-join cases. Should you file Form I-824 with USCIS? You may assume that filing Form I-824 with USCIS is the correct […]

Requests for Evidence in Error for F-2A Spouse Petitions

At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, we have helped hundreds of clients successfully apply for and be granted Lawful Permanent Resident status from their marriage to a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (F-2A). Our team of experienced Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers have noticed a trend of USCIS issuing erroneous […]

Deportation, Asylum, Withholding of Removal

NY Judges Must Warn About Deportation, Appeals Court Rules

Interesting news out of New York today, JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located across the country in Los Angeles, California has just learned about. In a 5-to-2 decision, the Court of Appeals in New York overturned a decision from 1995 ruling that deportation is a “collateral consequence” of a guilty plea and so judges […]

DACA, Immigration Services

Amended Policy on False Claims of U.S. Citizenship for Minors

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) are planning on amending their policies regarding Alien minors making false claims of being a United States (U.S.) Citizen. The amendment will require that only a “knowingly false claim” can support the charge, in which the individual in question must establish lack of knowledge […]

Green Card Lottery, Diversity Visa Program, 2014 DV, VISA lottery, DV-2014

FOIA Requests for Form I-130

The USCIS National Records Center (NRC) has confirmed that for FOIA requests seeking a complete and unredacted copy of Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, a G-28 and/or consent must be completed by both the petitioner and beneficiary of the petition. Otherwise, the released I-130 will be redacted to exclude the information of the non-consenting […]