Tag Archives: Work Permit

DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan and South Sudan

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have learned that the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has re-designated South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the period for nationals from South Sudan currently on TPS here in the United States. The period has been extended from May 3, 2016 to November 2, 2017, due […]

DACA Recipients Who Received 3-Year Work Permits

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have just been informed by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that they have accounted for over 99 percent of the approximately 2,600  invalid work permits that were required to be returned to the Government. It is reported that only 22 of the recipients failed to return their work […]

Premium Processing Resumes for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions

Starting today, USCIS has announced that the Premium Processing service for H-1B extension of stay petitions has resumed. The Department of Homeland Security will now continue accepting H-1B petitions with requests for Premium Processing service, filed with Form I-907. The temporary suspension allowed for USCIS to implement the Employment Authorization for certain H-4 dependent spouses final […]

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) For El Salvador Extended

Our immigration lawyers in Los Angeles are pleased to see that the Department of Homeland Security has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) period for eligible nationals of El Salvador for an additional 18 months. The extension goes into effect on March 10, 2015 through September 9, 2016. What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? Temporary […]

Are You Eligible for DAPA? If So, Are You Eligible To Travel Outside the U.S.?

In the coming months, USCIS will announce the official application process for Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. It is important to keep in mind that every individual who applies will have his or her case reviewed on a case-by-case basis and that not two cases are the same. For […]

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 […]

Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Update

Los Angeles immigration attorney, Jack C. Sung, follows the latest in immigration news and today has announced that Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, has been revised. This update to this form is designed to make the form clearer, more concise and user friendly, as part of our form improvements initiative. Applicants for Temporary […]

USCIS Proposed Rule on Enhancing Opportunities for High-Skilled Professionals

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed to update the regulations to include nonimmigrant high-skilled specialty occupation professionals from the nations of Chile and Singapore (H-1B1) and from Australia (e-3) in the list of classes of individuals authorized for employment incident to status with a specific employer, to clarify that H-1B1 and principal E-3 […]

USCIS Will Begin Accepting H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2015 on April 1, 2014

USCIS will start accepting H-1B temporary skilled worker visa petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap beginning on April 1, 2014. Cases will be considered accepted only on the date that USCIS receives a properly filed petition with the correct filing fee, rather than the date that the petition is postmarked. If you have […]

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

Form I-765 Processing Times for Asylum Applicants

Recently, our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have received reports from other U.S. immigration lawyers of Form I-765, Employment Authorization applicants for asylum applicants falling outside of the processing times posted online for the National Benefits Center (NBC). We reached out to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and asked about the adjudication time frame […]