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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

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

Am I eligible for a U Visa?

What is a U Visa? A U Visa, or U non-immigrant status, is an immigration benefit available to individuals who have been victims of certain crimes. In order to qualify for a U Visa, an applicant must show he or she: Was the victim of a “qualifying criminal activity,” which happened in the United States [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:40:02+00:00December 23rd, 2016|U Visas | Visas U|Comments Off on Am I eligible for a U Visa?

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, or DVAM. Because we often represent clients who have been the victims of domestic violence, raising awareness about it is important for us. Here are some ways we are recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Using social media: We are using our Facebook page and our Instagram account to share information about [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:40:13+00:00September 27th, 2016|U Visas | Visas U, VAWA|Comments Off on October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Parole Policy for U Holders and Derivatives Abroad

U nonimmigrant status, commonly known as the “U Visa,” is available to individuals who were victims of a qualifying crime and have suffered substantial abuse as a result of the crime, among other requirements. Applicants for U Visas may also apply for derivative U nonimmigrant status for their qualifying family members. Qualifying family members include: [...]

By |2016-09-15T15:32:25+00:00September 15th, 2016|U Visas | Visas U|Comments Off on Parole Policy for U Holders and Derivatives Abroad