The Trump administration will no longer waive the in-person interview step before certain applicants can get a green card. Previously, USCIS had allowed employment-based applicants and asylum dependents applying for a green card to skip the in-person interview part of the process. The reason for waiving the interview in those cases was to redistribute resources […]
Here is what we know so far: The DACA program is being phased out, but anyone with a valid DACA work permit can continue to use that permit through its expiration date. DACA holders whose permit will expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 are eligible to renew one more time. These applications must […]
Last month, Patrick Hatch, Jack Rockers, and Evelyn Smallwood of Hatch Rockers Immigration attended the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. While there, the attorneys heard dozens of panel presentations from some of immigration law’s leading legal minds. Patrick, as the Treasurer on the AILA Carolinas Chapter Executive Committee, planned […]
We are proud to report that Attorney Evelyn Smallwood was named AILA Carolinas Pro Bono Champion at the AILA Conference in New Orleans in June. Congratulations, Evelyn! See the list of other winners: http://www.aila.org/practice/pro-bono/recognition/pro-bono-heroes-recognition-program/2017-aila-chapter-pro-bono-champions?utm_source=Recent+Postings+Alert&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RP+Daily#2
On December 23, 2016, USCIS released new additions to many of their forms, with dates effective immediately. USCIS will continue to accept previous versions of the forms until February 21, 2017. The N-400 is the only form not included in this exception. The previous version of the N-400 can not be used after December 23, […]
It is official. Jack Rockers has been promoted to partner at our firm. We are now Hatch Rockers Immigration. Congratulations to Jack. Our new website is coming soon.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that beginning with the visa bulletin effective October 1, 2015, USCIS will accept I-485 applications to adjust status to Permanent Resident according to a separate filing date chart. This new filing date chart will be published in the visa bulletin alongside the usual chart outlining which priority dates […]
The Department of Homeland Security has designated Nepal for TPS for 18 months. This is in response to the earthquake and aftershocks that devastated the country. Nationals of Nepal should register as soon as possible. The registration deadline is December 21, 2015.
Congratulations to Attorney Jack Rockers for passing the exam to become a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Immigration Law!