Last week, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is preparing to reopen some domestic offices to the public for non-emergency services beginning June 4th. USCIS will follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines to protect both the public and USCIS workers.
Since March 18, 2020, USCIS field offices have been closed to the public for in-person services due to COVID-19. That closure is scheduled to end on June 4, 2020 when USCIS is slated to reopen to the public. As an immigration law office in Houston, we have had many questions regarding immigration cases. Here's what you need to know regarding your USCIS appointments.
If you're thinking about filing an I-751 to remove Conditions on my green card, this article may have some helpful information. You might be asking yourself, what is a conditional green card? Any non-citizen who marries a United States Citizen and files for adjustment within the first two years of marriage what is called a conditional green card that will expire in two years. Prior to expiration of the green card you would need to file removal of conditions known as an I-751.
You understand that the immigration process to the United States can be complicated. If you are a married, permanent resident of the U.S., you may be wondering, would becoming a citizen help my foreign spouse in the immigration process? The short answer is, probably, yes. Everyone's case is unique. In this article we explore different scenarios and details when weighing a decision on weather or not to become a citizen before helping your spouse with their immigration process, I-130 and, possibly, I-485 Immigration Forms.
If you or someone you know is thinking of applying for permanent residency or naturalization, please read this article. There is a new immigration policy involving more scrutiny and denials of applications for many immigrants for multitude of new reasons.
It could affect young and old, people with medical conditions, and more. New policies will allow Homeland Security to scrutinize and deny applications based on the applicant’s education, skills, finances, the number of children and other dependents in their family, and more.
We hope you never have to ask yourself “is my friend a trafficking victim?” Trafficking is a growing issue in the United States, particularly in Houston, Texas, where our office is located. If you’re worried that a friend or loved one is a victim of trafficking, it can be hard to recognize the warning signs, and you might not know what you can do to help.
If you want to help a friend who might be a victim of trafficking, you first need to know what trafficking is.
How can I get an Immigration Bond? If you are arrested and detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a bond can be set either by ICE or at a bond hearing before an Immigration Judge.
If your bond is set by ICE and it is too high, your attorney may request that ICE set a lower bond. Your Attorney may submit documentation showing that you are not a danger to people or property and that you do not pose a flight risk. If ICE does not reduce the bond, or the bond amount is still too high, your attorney may file a request for a bond hearing with an Immigration Judge to ask for a lower bond.