New Brunswick, NJ – Edin Donelsy Madrid-Mancia, an immigrant facing removal proceedings, has secured a significant legal triumph in the 3rd Circuit Federal Court. The Court ruled in favor of Madrid-Mancia, granting her petition and ordering the rescission of her removal order in the groundbreaking case of Madrid-Mancia v. Attorney General.
Are you facing immigration issues that may result in your removal from the US? If so, an extreme hardship waiver may be a viable option for you. An extreme hardship waiver allows certain individuals who would normally be barred from entering or remaining in the US.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.