USCIS is accepting CW-1 petitions under the Disaster Recovery Act. Prospective employers must submit an approved temporary labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor and Form I-129CW, Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker, along with a cover sheet stating “CNMI Disaster Recovery Workforce Act Eligible” in large, bold letters, and evidence to show…

USCIS announced that it is implementing an electronic registration requirement for petitioners seeking to submit H-1B cap-subject petitions starting MARCH 1. 2020. Employers seeking to file FY2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption, must first electronically register and pay an associated $10 fee for each electronic registration they submit to…

The Trump administration has decided to extend humanitarian protections for an additional 18 months through Sept. 3, 2021 for approximately 1,250 Yemenis living in the United States with TPS. The United Nations declared the situation in Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with more than 22 million people – three-quarters of the population – in…

The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau. The Department of Homeland Security announced in a report two weeks ago  that the agency would share administrative records to help the Census Bureau determine the number of citizens and non-citizens in the U.S., as well as the number…

Proposed Filing Fees – USCIS

Proposed Filing Fees

Asylum UPDATE

On December 20, 2019, in AOL v. Wolf, the Ninth Circuit granted the government’s motion for an emergency temporary stay of the district court’s order enjoining the application of the Trump administration’s July 16, 2019 asylum ban to thousands of asylum seekers who were unlawfully prevented from accessing the U.S. asylum process, through a policy…

Christmas

May your holiday season be filled with peace, hope, and joy. We would like to thank you for your continued, support, loyalty, and friendship. Sincerely Law Offices of Adan G. Vega & Associates, PLLC Immigration Attorneys 122 Tuam Ste. 200 Houston, Texas 77006 – 3214 (fax)713. 523. 5619 www.adanvega.com avega@adanvega.com

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Friday, December 20, 2019, updated the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify the effect of travel outside the United States by Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries who are subject to removal proceedings. TPS beneficiaries in removal proceedings who travel abroad temporarily with an advance parole document and authorization of DHS…

Veterans Day!

Veterans Day!

In honor of Veterans Day, our law office would like thank all military veterans for serving our country and protecting our freedoms. We are forever grateful for your dedication and bravery.

On November 2, 2019 a federal judge in the U.S. District Court in Portland, Oregon issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) and halted implementation of the administration’s attempt to ban immigrants based on their ability to obtain health insurance upon arrival to the U.S. The TRO has stopped the federal government from implementing the policy…