Immigration Law

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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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, …

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Programa “Permanecer en México”: A Qué Prestar Atención

A fines de septiembre de 2019, la administración actual aprobó una nueva política que permite a los agentes de la patrulla fronteriza exigir a los solicitantes de asilo a los Estados Unidos que esperen en México durante meses o más mientras sus casos se están procesando en los EE. UU. Hasta ahora, se ha implementado …

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