Tag Archives: US

Five Practice Considerations for I-601A Filings

1. Thoroughly Vet the Applicant’s Background Be sure to thoroughly vet the applicant’s background at the beginning of the case to avoid surprises at the adjudication stage. File all necessary Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to verify existing records related to any encounters between the applicant and the government. For example, if your client […]

US Visa, H1B, H1-B, Work Visa, Work Permit

Filing a Humanitarian Parole Request with ICE

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, a Los Angeles based US Immigration attorney’s office has obtained the correct address from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for filing a Humanitarian Advance Parole (Form I-131) document with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if a client is currently in removal proceedings or previously has been removed […]

Global Entry Eligibility Official Expanded to Citizens of Korea, Germany, Qatar, United Kingdom

U.S. Customs and Border Protection today published a Federal Register notice officially expanding eligibility for participation in Global Entry to citizens from the Republic of Korea, Germany, Qatar, and the United Kingdom. Citizens participating in Korea’s Smart Entry System (SES), Germany’s Automated and Biometrics-Supported Border Controls (ABG) Plus, and select Qatar and United Kingdom citizens […]

Immigration Services, Immigration Law, Los Angeles, Immigration Attorney, Immigration Lawyer

Court Rules ICE Failed to Satisfy FOIA Requirements in Council’s Suit to Compel Disclosure of Records

A federal district court recently issued an opinion addressing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) failure to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  According to the court, ICE did not show that it had conducted an adequate search for records in response to the American Immigration Council’s (Council) FOIA request regarding noncitizens’ […]

Question: Can I travel outside of the United States and return after obtaining Deferred Action?

Answer: Current policy for Deferred Action does not allow for traveling outside of the United States (Advance Parole). Traveling outside of the United States may result in triggering the 10-year bar because most clients who are approved for DACA have had unlawful presence issues (being in the U.S. unlawfully for more than one year).  DACA […]

Instructions for Rescheduling ASC (Biometrics) Appointments

USCIS advises that rescheduling request for ASC appointments must be sent to the following address and not to the local ASC (as previously instructed): BPU Alexandria ASC Suite 100 8850 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309-1586 USCIS instructions indicate that a copy of the original notice should be retained, and the original appointment notice and rescheduling […]

CBP’s Automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record

CBP’s New Arrival/Departure Record Process for Foreign Visitors Foreign visitors arriving in the United States – only via air or sea – who need to prove their legal-visitor status – to employers, school/universities or government agencies – will be able to access their U.S. Customs and Border Protection Arrival/Departure record information online when CBP starts […]