Immigration News

Immigration trends and updates for our Turkish Community

Hosted by: Houston Resettlement Support and Powers Law Group, P.C. Speaker: Attorney Ruby L. Powers The impact of COVID on USCIS and Immigration Court. Things to consider including adjustment of status, Asylum, I-730, naturalization and more. What you need to know regarding new updates and policy changes in immigration. Q & A to follow Register

Temporary Modification in our Legal Payment Policy

Dear clients: Due to the recent events, we are modifying our legal payment policy. While Powers Law Group is working remotely, we will only accept legal fee payments via credit card, bank transfers or bank deposits. We will temporarily not be accepting cash, money orders, check payments or any physical payments for safety purposes for

Powers Law Group Updates on COVID-19

Dear Powers Law Group Clients, The health and wellness of our clients and employees is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and reviewing guidance from the CDC as well as state and local authorities. Our Houston immigration attorneys are firmly committed to doing our part to lessen the virus’ impact on

Changes to H-1B Visa Lottery Filing Process: What to Look Out For

From March 01, 2020 to March 20, 2020, USCIS will require employers to electronically register for the H-1B visa lottery. This new process will ask employers to submit online registrations with minimal information required for each visa selected. Each submission carries a $10 filing fee. After March 20, 2020, USCIS will hold the registration lottery

Expansion of US Travel Ban- New Countries Added

Recently, the Trump Administration announced an expansion to the Travel Ban.  Under the new Ban, the following countries are affected: Myanmar  Eritrea Kyrgyzstan Nigeria Sudan  Tanzania  Of the above list, green cards under the diversity lottery program will be restricted for Sudan and Tanzania. The effective date of the new travel ban is February 21,

Public Charge Rule Implementation: What to Look Out For

A new public charge rule, proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will go into effect on February 24, 2020. Previously, the rule had been blocked from going into effect by three different federal judges on October 11, 2019. However, as of January 30, 2020, the Supreme Court recently ruled in favor to allow

New Immigration Court In Houston Texas

On January 06, 2020, we received official news that a new immigration court would open in Houston, Texas. The court is now fully operational and there are judges already assigned at the new court, which is named the Houston- S. Gessner Road court and located at:                 8701 S. Gessner Road, 10th Floor                 Houston,

Venezuelan Asylum Victory In Court

In 2014, our client fled Venezuela after he was physically attacked and threatened by Venezuelan officials on account of his political opinion. Our client attended his affirmative asylum interview on his own in 2017 and was then referred to court. When we were retained for his court case, we worked very hard to get a

2019 Immigration Litigation Updates

By: Attorney Cynthia Milian This year we have seen several policies proposed and when they are about to get implemented at the consular level or local field office level, federal courts have stepped in to enjoin these polices. This article provides a brief update on litigation that affects many of our clients daily and a