Date : January 05 2021

Date : January 05 2021

Date : January 05 2021

USCIS Updates on Biometrics for Immigration Cases

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, USCIS has experienced delays in scheduling or rescheduling application support center (ASC) appointments to collect biometrics/fingerprints. The agency has provided an update on these delays. Some interesting things to note:

  • Between March-June, 280,000 biometrics appointments were cancelled
  • Previously cancelled appointments have not all been rescheduled yet
  • USCIS is scheduling approximately 10,400 appointments per day
  • As of mid-December, approximately 1.3 million application are awaiting biometrics appointments

Quiet Implementation of the Travel Ban: A Story in Djibouti

As legal challenges to the travel ban continue in lower courts, the U.S. Supreme Court decided–on December 4, 2017–to allow the most recent (third) travel ban to be fully implemented until litigation is completed. The restrictions previously put in place by federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland, i.e., that the...

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December 28 2017

Celebrating My Five Year Anniversary

This month, I am celebrating the five year anniversary of my immigration law firm, as well as my third consecutive year of being selected to the Super Lawyers’ California Rising Stars lists, which includes no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state. More than fifteen years ago...

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July 07 2017

The Executive Order in Plain English

Please refer to the updated version of this blog post! The Executive Order relating to refugees and individuals from Muslim-majority countries was signed yesterday afternoon. While there are still many unanswered questions, some of the major points are as follows: Effective immediately, entry to the U.S. by most immigrants and...

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January 28 2017

DACA is back!

USCIS has updated its website to comply with the Court’s order restoring DACA to its original form (before the Trump Administration's 2017 memo). Here's what it means: If you are eligible for DACA, you can now file an initial application (first-time application) DACA renewals remain open Advance Parole (travel document) is back All...

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December 13 2020

UPDATED: The Executive Order in Plain English

The Executive Order relating to refugees and individuals from Muslim-majority countries was signed on Friday afternoon. While there are still many unanswered questions (and more raised every hour), some of the major points are as follows: Effective upon the signing of the Order, entry to the U.S. by most immigrants and nonimmigrants from...

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February 01 2017

Choose your immigration attorney wisely

As an immigration attorney, I spend a lot of time with people who have experienced significant hardships in their lives - anything from heartbreak to abuse to torture. But I want to draw attention to the misfortune of those immigrants who select an unscrupulous attorney. I’m not talking about attorneys...

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May 18 2017

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