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Useful Tools on USCIS’ Website – Part 2

Once you have submitted an application or petition with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you may be curious how long it will take to receive a decision. You can check the average processing times for your application or petition on USCIS’ website. Be sure you have your Receipt Notice with you when you [...]

By |2020-05-27T19:42:58+00:00May 27th, 2020|Immigration, Inmigracion, Lopez Immigration Law, Milwaukee|Comments Off on Useful Tools on USCIS’ Website – Part 2

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). SAAM exists to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. Lopez Immigration Law is proud to represent survivors of sexual assault in U Visa and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. We are grateful to work closely with local organizations which [...]

By |2020-04-12T03:16:21+00:00April 12th, 2020|U Visas | Visas U, VAWA|Comments Off on April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Useful Tools on USCIS’ Website – Part 1

When you are looking for information from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), it is very important to access the correct website since there are numerous pages which claim to be affiliated with USCIS, which can be false and even be associated with scams. Make sure your information is from www.uscis.gov or affiliated with [...]

By |2020-03-05T18:23:03+00:00March 5th, 2020|Immigration, Inmigracion, Lopez Immigration Law, Milwaukee|Comments Off on Useful Tools on USCIS’ Website – Part 1

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Human trafficking can, and sadly often does, happen in our community. In Wisconsin, there were over 100 incidents of human trafficking reported to law enforcement between 2014 and 2017. In the United States, there were 10,949 cases of human trafficking reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Human trafficking can affect anyone, regardless of their [...]

By |2020-01-14T00:26:49+00:00January 14th, 2020|Human Trafficking | Trata Humana, Lopez Immigration Law, Milwaukee|Comments Off on January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Immigration Options for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Lopez Immigration Law frequently works with survivors of domestic violence, we would like to take this opportunity to provide information about immigration options for survivors of domestic violence. What is domestic violence? Domestic violence is any behavior or pattern of behavior by one person in an attempt [...]

By |2019-10-15T21:30:26+00:00September 28th, 2019|U Visas | Visas U, VAWA|Comments Off on Immigration Options for Survivors of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Lopez Immigration Law is proud to represent survivors of domestic violence in U Visa and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. We are grateful to work closely with local organizations which also support survivors. Because we understand the unique challenges survivors face, raising awareness about domestic violence is [...]

By |2019-09-26T00:04:22+00:00September 28th, 2019|U Visas | Visas U, VAWA|Comments Off on October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The “Public Charge” Rule

This week, the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, published a new public charge rule. The rule will not take effect until October 15, but many people already have questions about it. Through this blog post, we hope to explain a little bit about what public charge is, what the new rule means and who [...]

By |2019-08-17T20:06:09+00:00August 17th, 2019|Public Charge | Carga Publica|Comments Off on The “Public Charge” Rule

What is a FOIA request and why should I submit one?

I was told I should submit a FOIA request. What does that mean? FOIA stands for the Freedom of Information Act. The FOIA was created to encourage government transparency. It allows members of the public to request access to records from any federal agency. Under the FOIA, federal agencies are required to provide this information [...]

By |2019-07-21T01:22:10+00:00July 21st, 2019|Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)|Comments Off on What is a FOIA request and why should I submit one?

Lopez Immigration Law celebrates its Third Anniversary!

In July, Lopez Immigration Law celebrates its third anniversary! We are so grateful to our clients, our family, and our friends, who make this possible. It truly is our privilege to help our clients navigate our complex immigration system and achieve their immigration goals, but we would not be able to do it without the [...]

By |2020-01-14T00:17:27+00:00July 12th, 2019|Lopez Immigration Law|Comments Off on Lopez Immigration Law celebrates its Third Anniversary!