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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

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)

USCIS will Accept Credit Card Payments for Filing Fees

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) charges a filing fee to process most of the applications the agency receives. The filing fee varies depending on the petition or application submitted to USCIS. You can view a full list of USCIS filing fees here. In the past, the filing fee had to be submitted to USCIS [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:45+00:00February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on USCIS will Accept Credit Card Payments for Filing Fees

Update on TPS for Haiti and El Salvador

What is TPS? Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is an immigration status authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) which allows immigrants to remain in the United States if the conditions in their home country preclude them from safely returning. DHS may designate a country for TPS following a natural disaster, war, or [...]

By |2018-01-19T23:51:17+00:00January 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Update on TPS for Haiti and El Salvador

USCIS simplifies process to apply for work authorization and a Social Security number

This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an updated Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. The updated form will allow certain immigrants to simultaneously apply for work authorization from USCIS and a Social Security number from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The updated USCIS form aims to simplify the process of obtaining employment [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:47+00:00October 7th, 2017|Immigration|Comments Off on USCIS simplifies process to apply for work authorization and a Social Security number

October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Lopez Immigration Law often represents clients who have been victims of domestic violence and we understand the unique challenges victims face, which is why raising awareness about domestic violence is important for us. This October, here are some ways you can get involved: Learn the statistics on domestic [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:50+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Highlights of Memorandum Rescinding DACA:

This morning, Attorney General Sessions announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program will end in early 2018. Below are some highlights of the memorandum published today: INITIAL APPLICATIONS - Initial DACA applications accepted by today’s date (9/5/2017) will be adjudicated. - Initial applications received after today’s date will be rejected. APPLICATIONS FOR RENEWAL [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:52+00:00September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Highlights of Memorandum Rescinding DACA:

Lopez Immigration Law is One!

This month, Lopez Immigration Law celebrates its one year anniversary. We would like to express our appreciation for our clients, our family, and our friends, who have made this celebration possible. Lopez Immigration Law strives to make it easy to navigate our complex immigration system with confidence. We provide family-based immigration services, which includes family [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:39:55+00:00July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lopez Immigration Law is One!