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Vermont Service Center Provides Guidance on VAWA I-485 Applications

In certain circumstances a Form I-360 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitioner already has a Form I-130 and Form I-485 application pending with USCIS. The Vermont Service Center, who adjudicates these victim-related benefit requests, indicated that these Form I-485 adjustment of status applications can be held in abeyance if an I-360 is filed eliminating the […]

USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for 6th Fiscal Year!

USCIS Has announced that they have now approved the maximum statutory amount of 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrant status (U Visas) for Fiscal Year 2015. Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys are excited to share this announcement as this is the sixth straight year that USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since it began issuing U […]

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USCIS Set to Discuss Possible U Visa Law Enforcement Certification Changes

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 1-2:30 PM (EDT), USCIS will hold a listening session to discuss the law enforcement certification process for U visa nonimmigrant status and possible changes being considered that would broaden the definition of a “certifying official”. Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles will be present for the listening session and […]