Immigration News

Hace Más Fácil La Denegación De Su Aplicación

Por La abogada Nadia Khalid El 11 de Septiembre del 2018 el Centro de Servicios de Migración y Ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos (“USCIS”) presento una nueva política que permitirá a los adjudicadores de visas negar solicitudes o peticiones sin antes emitir una solicitud de evidencia adicional (“RFE”) o entregar un aviso de intención de

USCIS Makes it Easier to Deny Your Application

By Attorney Nadia Khalid On September 11, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced a policy that will allow visa adjudicators to deny visa applications or petitions without first issuing a request for additional evidence (“RFE”) or delivering a “notice of intent to deny” (“NOID”).  The idea behind this policy is to deter

The Process of Re-calendaring Administratively Closed Cases—Which Cases are Priority and What Can I Do Now?

 By Attorney Cynthia Milian Around June 2018, we wrote about the case of Castro-Tum, where the Attorney General held that Immigration Judge’s (IJ’s) and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) do not have the general authority to suspend indefinitely immigration proceedings by the administrative closure. The BIA has held that admin closure “is available to

Approval for 245i Adjustment of Status and Retention of F2B Preference

Only mere hours after a grueling interview in the Houston Field Office and a gross mistake by USCIS, we received news that our client had been approved for his adjustment of status. Petitioner became a U.S. citizen before the client’s preference became current. Realizing the preference as an unmarried son and daughter of a legal

Successful Matter of Quilantan Approval in Houston, TX after previous denial

August 20, 2018, was a very memorable day in the life of our client, a Mexico-born individual who genuinely believed that they were a U.S. citizen their entire life. Having been birthed by a midwife and registered late in the valley (Texas), the client had a U.S. birth certificate and lived in the U.S. as

USCIS Emite Nueva Política RFE

Por la abogada Michele Strickland Los Servicios de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de los EE. UU. (USCIS) publicaron un memorándum de política el viernes 13 de julio de 2018 anunciando su nueva política para denegar una solicitud, petición o pedido sin antes emitir una Solicitud de Evidencia (RFE) o Aviso de Intento de Denegación (NOID) cuando

USCIS Issues New RFE Policy

By attorney: Michele Strickland U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  posted a policy memorandum, on Friday July 13, 2018 announcing its new policy to deny an application, petition, or request without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) when the required initial evidence was not submitted or the

USCIS Can Now Issue NTAs for Denial of an Application: What it means for you

By attorney: Nadia Khalid On July 05, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) revealed new policy guidelines regarding Notice to Appear issuances. A Notice to Appear (“NTA”), as defined by USCIS, “is a document given to an alien that instructs them to appear before an immigration judge on a certain date…the issuance of an

What is Happening – A Humanitarian Crisis and Call to Action

What is Happening – A Humanitarian Crisis (Family Separation/Zero Tolerance) I know we have been inundated as immigration attorneys with more changes in the last year and a half than most of the Obama Administration but I want to give you an update from what I have seen on the ground regarding family separation. I