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USCIS to Implement Policy on Issuance of NTAs in Humanitarian Cases November 19

In July 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an updated policy memorandum. The memorandum updates USCIS’ guidance for adjudicators on the issuance of Notices to Appear (NTA). The purpose of this updated policy is to “better align with [the] enforcement priorities” outlined in Executive Order 13768, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:20+00:00November 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on USCIS to Implement Policy on Issuance of NTAs in Humanitarian Cases November 19

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Lopez Immigration Law regularly represents survivors of domestic violence and we understand the unique challenges survivors face, which is why raising awareness about domestic violence is important for us. This October, here are some ways you can get involved: Wear purple: Purple is the color of Domestic Violence [...]

By |2018-10-11T18:40:25+00:00October 11th, 2018|U Visas | Visas U, VAWA|Comments Off on October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Visit to CORE El Centro

On August 14, 2018 our administrative assistants, Nancy Azpeitia and Yahaira Gonzalez, had the privilege of touring the CORE El Centro building with the Executive Director and Co-founder, Madeline Gianforte. During the tour Nancy and Yahaira learned about the different services CORE offers to those with limited resources and/or without medical insurance. CORE is [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:23+00:00August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

USCIS Updates Policy on the Issuance of Notices to Appear

In July, Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an updated policy memorandum. The memorandum updates USCIS’ guidance for adjudicators on the issuance of Notices to Appear (NTA). The purpose of this updated policy is to “better align with [the] enforcement priorities” outlined in Executive Order 13768, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:25+00:00August 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on USCIS Updates Policy on the Issuance of Notices to Appear

USCIS Updates Its Policy on the Issuance of RFEs and NOIDs

On Friday, July 13, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an updated policy memorandum. The memorandum updates USCIS’ guidance for adjudicators on the issuance of Requests for Evidence (RFE) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID). This guidance is effective September 11, 2018 and applies to all applications other than Deferred Action for [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:27+00:00July 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on USCIS Updates Its Policy on the Issuance of RFEs and NOIDs

Lopez Immigration Law celebrates its Second Anniversary!

In July, Lopez Immigration Law celebrates its second anniversary! We would like to thank all of the wonderful people who have made this milestone possible - our clients, our family, and our friends. It is an honor for us to help our clients navigate our complex immigration system and achieve their immigration goals, but we [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:30+00:00July 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lopez Immigration Law celebrates its Second Anniversary!

Congratulations, Nancy!

We are very proud to announce Nancy recently completed a comprehensive course on immigration law. We are very grateful to Nancy for diligently completing all the sessions as well as the final exam. Below, Nancy tells us a little more about the course: Q: You recently took a comprehensive course on immigration law. How [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:34+00:00June 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congratulations, Nancy!

USCIS Changes Policy for Mailing Secure Documents

Starting today, April 30, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start using the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) signature confirmation service for mailing certain documents, such as lawful permanent resident cards, employment authorization documents, and travel documents. Applicants will now need to present an identification and sign for the delivery. Although this requires more [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:37+00:00April 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on USCIS Changes Policy for Mailing Secure Documents

Don’t Forget to Update Your Address!

USCIS recently announced it will destroy Employment Authorization Card, Travel Documents, and Lawful Permanent Resident Cards which are returned to USCIS as undeliverable. After 60 business days, the cards will be destroyed if the you have not contacted USCIS and provided a correct address. Most individuals who are not U.S. citizens must report any address [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:40+00:00April 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Update Your Address!

Update: Status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

We have received a lot of questions about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) lately, so below we answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Q: I have valid DACA status right now, can I renew my DACA? A: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recommends filing a renewal request for DACA between 120 [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:42+00:00March 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Update: Status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)