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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

Self-Petitions under the Violence Against Women Act

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 works with immigrant survivors of sexual abuse and assault in filing self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which is why SAAM is so important to us. [...]

By |2019-04-14T18:52:58+00:00April 17th, 2019|VAWA|Comments Off on Self-Petitions under the Violence Against Women Act

USCIS Publishes 2019 Poverty Guidelines for Fee Waiver Request

Most forms or applications submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) require a filing fee. However, applicants may request a fee waiver for certain forms or applications if they are eligible for a fee waiver. A complete list of forms eligible for a fee waiver is available on the Form I-912 Instructions. In order [...]

By |2019-04-14T18:52:48+00:00April 16th, 2019|Fee Waiver | Exencion de Tarifa|Comments Off on USCIS Publishes 2019 Poverty Guidelines for Fee Waiver Request

USCIS Published 2019 Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support

For family-based immigration petitions, the petitioner must submit an Affidavit of Support on behalf of the beneficiary or beneficiaries. The Affidavit of Support is used to demonstrate to the U.S. government the immigrant will not become a public charge, which means the immigrant will not need to rely on the U.S. government for financial support. [...]

By |2019-04-14T18:29:24+00:00March 18th, 2019|Affidavit of Support | Declaracion de Patrocinio Economico|Comments Off on USCIS Published 2019 Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support

What is Military Parole in Place?

In 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a memorandum establishing a policy known as “Parole in Place” (“PIP”) for immediate family members of military-service members. PIP was established as a means to honor military-service members who have sacrificed for and served our country. USCIS has committed to making the adjustment of status process [...]

By |2020-01-14T00:17:43+00:00March 13th, 2019|Parole In Place|Comments Off on What is Military Parole in Place?