We all know that immigration in the US can be difficult. With all the delays from COVID and the laws changing all of the time, the difficulty increases tenfold.
What Do I Need To Petition My Spouse Who Is Already In The US?
Marriage-based petitions can be harder than they seem. We always do thorough evaluations to see if you qualify to petition your spouse and have them adjust (get a green card) while they’re here in the US.
8.2.21 Immigration News and Updates
Biometrics – Biometrics appointments now have to be re-scheduled ahead of time and they will only reschedule for good cause shown. The way to reschedule them is to call the USCIS hotline at: 800-375-5283 Monday through Friday 8 am to 8pm.
3.16.2020 Immigration Updates
The Biden administration has confirmed that USCIS will go back to using the exam which was created in 2008 instead of the new exam which the Trump administration implemented last year wherein the number of potential questions were increased and the length of the exam was doubled.
1.18.21 Immigration Updates/Noticias de Inmigración
USCIS recently announced that due to the pandemic, increase in filings, and current postal service volume, there are significant delays in issuing receipt notices after filing application. If you are personally having issues with your employer because you do not have a receipt to show the extension of your work permit, it is best to try to have your attorney draft a letter citing to the regulations and delays on your behalf to provide to your employer.
12.7.20 Immigration Updates
A federal judge has ordered that the Department of Homeland security begin accepting new DACA applications as soon as Monday. The judge specifically stated that the Department has to reinstate two-year permits, advanced parole, and the ability for new applicants to apply. The court declared that DHS has until today to post a public notice that they will accept the new applications, yet no such notice has been posted thus far.
New Changes with Immigration/Nuevos Cambios con Inmigración – October 5, 2020
USCIS fee changes have been enjoined by the courts. Therefore, the fee changes which were originally to take effect on October 2, 2020, will not take place until the court matters have been decided.
7.27.20 Immigration News Updates – Noticias Nuevas de inmigración
Newark Immigration Court will begin limited master hearings on Monday, August 3, 2020. They will supposedly inform everyone by mailing notices if your hearing is to proceed or not.
Why Is Your Case Taking So Long? USCIS Processing Delays Have Now Hit Crisis Levels
Nationwide, you and millions of families, businesses, and people applying for humanitarian relief are waiting longer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to process and approve your applications and petitions. Five years ago, an average case was taking about five months to process.
Criminal Justice Reform or “Bail Reform”
If you were arrested by the police in any municipality in New Jersey for either a disorderly persons offense or an indictable charge, the police can charge you either by a warrant complaint or a summons complaint. If you are charged by a warrant complaint, you will be arrested and taken to the county jail pending an evaluation of your risk assessment score – also known as a Public Safety Assessment score.