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!
Today USCIS announced Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 3 countries affected by the Ebola outbreak: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Starting tomorrow, people from these countries who are present in the US today can apply for a work permit.
The United States is establishing a refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a legal alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States. Under the program, certain parents who are lawfully present in the United States may request access to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program […]
Are you eligible to vote? If so, be sure to exercise that right today. Congratulations to those voting for their first time!
Immigration Reform remains stalled in Washington, D.C. Some states, businesses, and universities are growing impatient. See how Massachusetts is creatively and proactively challenging the immigration limitations for highly-skilled foreigners. http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/29/smallbusiness/massachusetts-immigration/…
Patrick and Jack attended the American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference in Boston. Patrick gave a presentation entitled “Empowering Communities & Enriching Your Practice: Setting Up Ethical and Organized Pro Bono Fairs.”
There is a definite need for pro bono representation due to the recent humanitarian crisis at the southern border. Patrick is currently volunteering with AILA to make sure that both due process rights and the rule of law are upheld at the border.
USCIS ha anunciado el proceso para renovar la inscripción al programa de Acción Diferida Para Entrantes Infantiles (“DACA”). USCIS recomienda que las solicitudes sean sometidas entre 120 días (4 meses) y 150 días (5 meses) antes del vencimiento del periodo de Acción Diferida del Solicitante. La cuota del gobierno para renovar es $465. Como siempre, […]