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USCIS Fee Increase (October 2020)

Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an advance copy of a final rule, which should be officiality published today, August 3, 2020. The rule provides that starting October 2, 2020 USCIS will be increasing the filing fees for certain immigration forms. Filing fees cover most of the operating costs of USCIS and [...]

By |2020-08-03T14:02:07+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Fee Waiver | Exencion de Tarifa, Immigration News | Noticias sobre Inmigración|Comments Off on USCIS Fee Increase (October 2020)

Public Charge Injunctions (July 2020)

On Wednesday July 29, 2020, a federal judge in New York ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State (DOS) temporarily suspend the application of the updated public charge rules which took effect in February 2020. You can read the complete DHS order here and the DOS order here. You can [...]

By |2020-08-03T02:00:20+00:00July 31st, 2020|Immigration News | Noticias sobre Inmigración, Public Charge | Carga Publica|Comments Off on Public Charge Injunctions (July 2020)

Lopez Immigration Law celebrates its Fourth Anniversary!

In July, Lopez Immigration Law celebrates its fourth anniversary! We are so grateful to our clients, our families, 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 |2020-06-26T13:47:40+00:00July 1st, 2020|Lopez Immigration Law|Comments Off on Lopez Immigration Law celebrates its Fourth Anniversary!

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