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DHS Website for Students

DHS New Website For Students “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched an enhanced Study in the Stateswebsite Monday with four new features. The features enable the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), housed within U.S. Immig...
by Immigration Help on Jul 8, 2014

How to Renew DACA status

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  reminds DACA renewal applicants that individuals requesting deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) must submit two passport-style photographs with their Form I-765, Application for Employment...
by Immigration Help on Jul 1, 2014

VAWA I 485 Process

As per AILA:  all VAWA-based I-485 applications will continue to be routed from the Vermont Service Center to the NBC for background checks before being forwarded to the appropriate field office for adjudication. For cases in which biometrics have b...
by Immigration Help on Jun 17, 2014

Asylum Law Updates From BIA

Asylum Law Updates from the BIA In the ordinary course of removal proceedings, an applicant for asylum or for withholding or deferral of removal is entitled to a hearing on the merits of those applications, including an opportunity to provide oral te...
by Immigration Help on Jun 12, 2014

US Supreme Court Reversed 9Cir Regarding Aged Out Dependents

US Supreme Court Reversed 9Cir Regarding Aged Out Dependents   The Court reversed and remanded the Ninth Circuit’s decision in De Osorio v. Mayorkas, holding that the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) under INA §203(h)(3) is ambiguous an...
by Immigration Help on Jun 9, 2014

How to Overcome Denial under the Adam Walsh Act

How to overcome Adam Walsh denial Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova Adam Walsh Act enacted on July 27, 2006 [PL 109-248, Title IV] prohibits United States citizens and Lawful permanent residents who have been convicted of certain se...
by Immigration Help on May 27, 2014

EOIR restored the 800 number database

EOIR restored the 800 number database Author: New York Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova The 800 – database which was down since April 12, 2014 was restored according to the EOIR. It will still take time to restore the data, and it might be...
by Immigration Help on May 20, 2014

Expedited Removal and Asylum

Expedited Removal and Asylum Author: New York Asylum Attorney Alena Shautsova Expedited removal is a form of removal proceedings during which a person who is coming to the US is being deported by DHS without  seeing a judge. Such person is also call...
by Immigration Help on May 15, 2014

Adjustment of Status for VAWA self-petitioners

Adjustment of Status for VAWA self-petitioners Author: New York Immigration attorney Alena Shautsova VAWA self petitioners may adjust their status to permanent residency if their petition I -360  is granted. Those who are/were married to abusive US...
by Immigration Help on May 12, 2014

Students Must Have Education Regardless of Status

Students Must Have Education Regardless of Status Author: New York Immigration Lawyer “The Justice and Education Departments jointly issued an update of guidelines they published three years ago, reminding districts that they “may be in viola...
by Immigration Help on May 8, 2014

Marriage Based Citizenship: Red Flags At the Interview

Marriage Based Citizenship: Red Flags At the Interview Author: US Immigration attorney Alena Shautsova One of the ways to receive citizenship in the US is naturalization after the marriage to a US citizen. Prior to that, of course, a person has to be...
by Immigration Help on Apr 30, 2014

I-94 electronic record

I-94 electronic record of admission Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova For a very long time the record of inspection and admission, I-94 form was issued on paper, and was the only proof of alien’s legal admission into the U.S.
by Immigration Help on Apr 28, 2014

Affidavit of Support Form I 864

Affidavit of Support Form I 864: what does it entail? Author: Immigration attorney Alena Shautsova Affidavit of Support Form I 864 must be filed in almost all cases of family based immigration. The law requires the intended immigrant to produce proof...
by Immigration Help on Apr 24, 2014

Troubles with Immigration 800 number

Author: New York Immigration Attorney  Alena Shautsova Have you tried to access your Immigration  case information via 800- number recently and got conflicting information or did not get through at all? Do not worry: you are not the only one. EOIR...
by Immigration Help on Apr 23, 2014

US Supreme Court Rejects Arizona Appeal in Immigration Cases

The US Supreme court declined to review the ruling that barred police from arresting people who harbor those living in the United States illegally. The provision was struck by the 9th Circuit  last year as an unnecessary one because there is Federal...
by Immigration Help on Apr 22, 2014

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Author: New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants One of the problems that undocumented immigrants face in this country is that they cannot legally drive in the US: they do not possess necessary do...
by Immigration Help on Apr 21, 2014

H1B Premium Processing Time

Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova H1B Premium Processing Time Many H1B applicants are nervous: the fees for premium processing were paid but they have not heard anything back form the USCIS. Should they think of other options? Shoul...
by Immigration Help on Apr 19, 2014

I-9 compliance : it is for everyone!

Author: New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova I- 9 compliance I-9 is the form that should be filled by everyone who accepts employment in the United States. It is used by US government to determine if employers comply with prohibition on hiring...
by Immigration Help on Apr 17, 2014

Adjustment of Status for Family Members

Author: New York Immigration attorney Adjustment of status for family members Family based immigration is one of the most common ways of getting legal immigration status in the US.  Parents can sponsor their children, siblings can sponsor siblings a...
by Immigration Help on Apr 1, 2014

They Give it: They Can Take it Back: How DHS Can Take Your Passport Away

They Give it: They Can Take it Back: How DHS Can Take Your Passport Away Author: Immigration attorney Alena Shautsova There are two main ways a person may obtain US citizenship: by being born in the US or its territory and via naturalization. Natural...
by Immigration Help on Mar 14, 2014


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