HIV+ Visa Applicants May Face Longer Wait for U.S. Entry, Due to CDC Tuberculosis Policy
February 03, 2015 Centers for Disease Control Require Sputum Test of HIV+ Visa Applicants
USCIS Doesn't Tell NVC About Address Changes -- You Must Advise It Directly!
February 26, 2015 If you have an immigrant visa case in process, there's a good chance that your file will, at some point, be handled by the National Visa Center (NVC).
Information for Undocumented Immigrants Seeking California Drivers' Licenses
April 27, 2015 A 2013 California law, known as AB 60, allows undocumented persons in this state to apply for drivers' licenses.
Supreme Court 2015 Decision on Marriage Equality a Boon to Binational Couples in the U.S.
June 26, 2015. Immigrant Couples No Longer Need Travel to Another State to Gain Right to Apply for Green Card
USCIS Clarification: Conscientious Objectors Can Take Modified Oath of Allegiance Without Proving Religious Affiliation
July 23, 2015. The last step in the process of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen is to attend a swearing-in ceremony and take an oath of allegiance to the United States.
You Can Now Check How Long You'll Wait for an Affirmative Asylum Hearing
August 10, 2015. After submitting a Form I-589 application for asylum to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), your next step is to await an interview at a local asylum office.
Extra 17 Months of Optional Practical Training for STEM Students in Jeopardy
August 17, 2015. Federal court decision vacates DHS grant of extra 17 months' OPT -- but with a chance for DHS to fix the problems before students are affected.
New Process for Paying the Immigrant Visa Fee When Consular Processing
September 11, 2015 USCIS simplifies procedures for immigrants coming from overseas to pay the required immigrant visa fee.
Department of State Now Allowing for Early Filing of Permanent Resident Applications
September 11, 2015 Relief for people having difficulty maintaining lawful status in the U.S. until their priority date becomes current and they are eligible to adjust status to permanent resident.
Federal Court Decision Reminds Applicants to Read Before Signing, and Watch Out for Claiming to Be a U.S. Citizen
September 25, 2015 Eighth Circuit upholds BIA decision denying adjustment of status to immigrant who checked citizen box on Form I-9.
USCIS Delays Create New Opportunities for Asylum Applicants to Obtain Work Permits--After Another Delay
October 15, 2015 Backlogs at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services trigger right to asylum applicants' obtaining employment authorization.
California Immigrants With Felony Convictions: Clock Is Ticking to Reduce Charge Under Prop 47
October 22, 2015 Reducing one's conviction to a misdemeanor may have numerous immigration benefits.
New Restrictions on Who May Use Visa Waiver Program (VWP) Signed Into Law
December 30, 2015 In response to concerns about global terrorism and the Paris bombings of 2015, Congress included changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
U Visas Will Be Easier for Non-Citizen Crime Victims Living in California to Obtain, Starting 2016
December 31, 2015. New law taking effect January 2016 requires law enforcement officials to provide certification of helpfulness.