USCIS Updates Policy Guidance on Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented updated policy guidance for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitioners. The new guidance is effective immediately, and it applies to all Forms I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, filed as VAWA self-petitions that are currently pending, or are filed on or after February 10, 2022. The [...]

By |2022-02-18T03:13:11+00:00February 18th, 2022|VAWA|Comments Off on USCIS Updates Policy Guidance on Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petitions

Five Things To Know About Human Trafficking and Immigration

Because January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we are sharing five things we feel are important to know about how human trafficking intersects with immigration. Individuals who recently migrated or relocated are most at risk or vulnerable to both sex trafficking and labor trafficking. One of the top methods traffickers used to [...]

By |2022-01-30T23:02:23+00:00January 30th, 2022|Immigration, Inmigracion, Lopez Immigration Law, Milwaukee, T Visas | Visas T|Comments Off on Five Things To Know About Human Trafficking and Immigration

New COVID-19 Travel Requirements: What You Need to Know

Pursuant to a Presidential Proclamation, as of November 8, 2021 the following requirements are in place for international travelers to the United States: Air Travelers: All adult non-immigrant (temporary) travelers entering   the United States must provide proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An individual is fully vaccinated two weeks after the last required dose [...]

By |2021-11-08T14:12:24+00:00November 8th, 2021|Immigration News | Noticias sobre Inmigración, Lopez Immigration Law, Milwaukee|Comments Off on New COVID-19 Travel Requirements: What You Need to Know

Actualizaciones Importantes sobre el Estatus No-Inmigrante U (Visa U)

USCIS Emite Política que Provee Protecciones Adicionales a las Víctimas de Crímenes El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés) actualizó su Manual de Políticas para reflejar la implementación de un nuevo proceso conocido como “Determinaciones de Autenticidad.” El propósito de este proceso es otorgar autorización de empleo a los sobrevivientes [...]

By |2021-09-08T22:35:10+00:00September 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Actualizaciones Importantes sobre el Estatus No-Inmigrante U (Visa U)

Lopez Immigration Law Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary

In July, Lopez Immigration Law celebrates its fifth anniversary!    We are so grateful to all of those who have made our work possible over the past five years – our clients, our community partners, our families, and our friends. It truly is our privilege to help our clients through the complex immigration system and [...]

By |2021-09-08T22:15:06+00:00July 8th, 2021|Immigration, Inmigracion, Lopez Immigration Law, Milwaukee|Comments Off on Lopez Immigration Law Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary

Important updates to U Non-Immigrant status (U-visa)

USCIS Issues Policy Providing Further Protections for Victims of Crime U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its Policy Manual to reflect the implementation of a new process known as “Bona Fide Determination.” The purpose of this process is to issue employment authorization to survivors of crimes, who apply for U Non-Immigrant Status (known as [...]

By |2022-01-30T22:51:26+00:00June 18th, 2021|Immigration News | Noticias sobre Inmigración, Lopez Immigration Law, Milwaukee, U Visas | Visas U|Comments Off on Important updates to U Non-Immigrant status (U-visa)

DHS Withdrawals NTA Policy: Affect on U and T Visa Applicants and VAWA Self-Petitioners

On January 20, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) withdrew a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; (USCIS) Policy Memorandum which required USCIS to issue a Notice to Appear (NTA) in immigration court when they denied U Visa and T Visa petitions, VAWA-self petitions, and related green card applications in certain situations. The prior [...]

By |2021-09-08T22:48:17+00:00February 16th, 2021|Human Trafficking | Trata Humana, Immigration, Immigration News | Noticias sobre Inmigración, Inmigracion, Lopez Immigration Law, Milwaukee, U Visas | Visas U, VAWA|Comments Off on DHS Withdrawals NTA Policy: Affect on U and T Visa Applicants and VAWA Self-Petitioners

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 |2021-09-08T22:46:02+00:00October 7th, 2020|U Visas | Visas U, VAWA|Comments Off on October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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 |2021-09-08T22:51:53+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 |2021-09-08T22:54:03+00:00July 31st, 2020|Immigration News | Noticias sobre Inmigración, Public Charge | Carga Publica|Comments Off on Public Charge Injunctions (July 2020)
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