Trump announced in an interview on Tuesday, October 29, 2018, that he will sign an executive order intended to end the practice of birthright citizenship. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on the same day said that he will introduce legislation to end the “absurd policy of birthright citizenship”. The proposed legislation to amend the 14th Amendment…

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on November 8, 2018 the expansion of the implementation of the June 28, 2018, Policy Memorandum (PM), Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens. USCIS began implementing the PM for denied Forms I-485 and…

USCIS began requesting on November. 1, 2018, that domestic applicants filing FORM N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, visit an Application Support Center (ASC) appointment to submit biometric information (including photos, signature, and index fingerprint). Applicants will NOT have to pay a biometrics fee. USCIS will also ask applicants filing FORM N-600, Application for Certificate…

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced on November 12, 2018 that the new ETA FORM 9035, Labor Condition Application (LCA) for Nonimmigrant Workers, will be fully implemented on November 19, 2018. Employers or their authorized representatives who are filing an LCA on or after November 19,…

Happy Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving we are thankful to have worked with and served all of our clients who needed our help in 2018. Finding ways to help and assist them has been a true pleasure, and we can only hope to continue our service in the years to come. We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by…

Obama Judge?

President Trump signed a proclamation on 9 November 2018 saying that anyone who wants to claim asylum in the US has to come in through official points of entry – and their cases will not be heard if they enter illegally. This week a 9th Circuit Court federal judge blocked the recent immigration proclamation. Mr…

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Trump formally signed their new trade agreement Friday (November 30, 2018) on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The signing shifts the onus onto each country’s legislatures to approve the agreement before it can actually take effect. In the…

A national day of mourning has been declared for Wednesday, Dec. 5 , 2018 to remember the life and legacy of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. Accordingly, all U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices will be closed Wednesday. USCIS will reschedule all naturalization ceremonies, interviews, and appointments set for…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday season filled with endless opportunities for peace, joy and happiness. We look forward to more GREAT things in 2019 as we move into our 40th year! We thank you for your support through all these past years and we hope to serve you in…

The EB-5 Regional Center Program expired at the end of the day on Dec. 21, 2018, due to a lapse in congressional authorization to continue the program. However, USCIS will continue to receive regional center-affiliated FORMs I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, and FORMs I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, after the…