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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.

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: 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.

Why is my immigration application delayed? AILA explains long USCIS processing times

Why is my immigration application delayed? AILA explains long USCIS processing times

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recently released information on the recent processing delays at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), saying that the delays have reached crisis levels. We are sharing this information to our clients and readers experiencing delays with the adjudication of their immigration applications at USCIS.

News Alert: TSA reminds travelers of REAL ID identification requirements

News Alert: TSA reminds travelers of REAL ID identification requirements

The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, sets standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses. The Act established minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. Enforcement begins in 18 months at all U.S. airport checkpoints. Find out how this development may affect you.

Where can I work with an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)? Can an employer not hire me because I am not a Legal Permanent Resident or a U.S. Citizen?

Where can I work with an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)? Can an employer not hire me because I am not a Legal Permanent Resident or a U.S. Citizen?

The employment authorization document (EAD) is one way to prove that one is allowed to work in the United States for a specific time period. If you have an EAD and an employer refused to hire you or interview you because you do not have a green card, the employer’s conduct may have been unlawful.

Form Update: USCIS Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A

Form Update: USCIS Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A

Updated: March 8, 2019

USCIS is set to publish revised Form I-539 Application to Extend or Change Nonimmigrant Status and new form I-539A, which replaces form Supplement A, on March 11, 2019. Find out what’s changed and what’s new.