Know Your Rights: What happens during an ICE immigration raid? What can I do?

Know Your Rights: What happens during an ICE immigration raid? What can I do?

Media outlets have recently reported on the Trump administration’s planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids targeting immigrants with final orders of removal. To help immigrants and their families, we have provided above information on how to protect yourself and your family.

¿QUÉ ES EL DOCUMENTO DE AUTORIZACIÓN DE EMPLEO (EAD)?

¿QUÉ ES EL DOCUMENTO DE AUTORIZACIÓN DE EMPLEO (EAD)?

Los empleadores de los EE. UU. Deben verificar que todos los empleados, independientemente de su ciudadanía u origen nacional, puedan trabajar en los Estados Unidos. Tener un Documento de Autorización de Empleo (EAD) es una forma de demostrar que se le permite trabajar en los Estados Unidos por un período de tiempo específico. El EAD es una tarjeta de identificación que contiene información importante que incluye el nombre de la persona, la fecha de nacimiento, el período de validez, la categoría de elegibilidad y la fotografía. Este documento es utilizado a menudo por agencias que emiten ciertos beneficios, por ejemplo, el Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados, como prueba de presencia legal, en cumplimiento de la Ley de Identificación Real.

Success Stories: Citizenship for Ecuadorian National

Success Stories: Citizenship for Ecuadorian National

We just received an approval for naturalization for an Ecuadorian national. This client initially obtained his permanent residence through his US citizen wife with a 601A waiver which we also represented the client on.

USCIS Welcomes Nearly 7,500 New Citizens in Celebration of Independence Day!

USCIS Welcomes Nearly 7,500 New Citizens in Celebration of Independence Day!

This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our country by welcoming almost 7,500 new citizens in nearly 110 naturalization ceremonies between July 1 and July 5. The naturalization ceremonies will be held in venues across the country, and include several notable ceremonies.

News Alert: Notice of Class Action Lawsuit for Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) Against USCIS

News Alert: Notice of Class Action Lawsuit for Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) Against USCIS

On June 13, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) sent a written notice to possible class members of class action lawsuit against USCIS. If you received a Special Findings Order from a New York Family Court after you turned 18 and then filed or plan to file a petition for Special Immigrant Juvenile (“SIJ”) classification, you may be able to get help from a class action lawsuit against the USCIS, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), and other federal officers (the “Government”).

After the 90 Days: Green Card for Fiancé(e)s of U.S. Citizens

After the 90 Days: Green Card for Fiancé(e)s of U.S. Citizens

Permanent residency for fiancé(e)s of U.S. citizens: After being admitted to the United States with a K-1 nonimmigrant - fiancé(e) - visa and marrying the U.S. citizen petitioner within 90 days, the foreign national spouse can then apply for lawful permanent resident status in the United States (get a Green Card). Learn more about the process.

I am in O-1 status and I got a new job offer—do I need a visa petition?

I am in O-1 status and I got a new job offer—do I need a visa petition?

The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements. Do you need another petition to work for another employer?

House of Representatives pass H.R.6 - American Dream and Promise Act of 2019

House of Representatives pass H.R.6 - American Dream and Promise Act of 2019

On June 4th 2019 the American Dream and Promise Act, which would provide protection from deportation and a path to citizenship to over 2 million Dreamers and TPS and DED recipients, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 237 to 187. Learn more about the significance of this development.

News Alert: TSA expects Summer 2019 to be the busiest summer travel season ever

News Alert: TSA expects Summer 2019 to be the busiest summer travel season ever

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for what is likely to be the agency’s busiest travel season ever, as 263 million passengers and crew are projected to pass through security checkpoints nationwide from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend – Thursday, May 23, through Tuesday, September 3.