It’s true that immigration is a complicated area of law. At Your Immigration Angel, we stay at the forefront of changing immigration policy and legislation. Even if your circumstances are complicated, we can answer your immigration questions and create the best strategies for you. For example, if the National Benefits Center still has not granted your Motion to Terminate after your AOS interview, we can help you to make sure that USCIS or EOIR proceeds with the adjudication of your adjustment of status. What about an I-130 petition for a noncitizen who is detained? We can help you with that as well by requesting an expedited action with USCIS and the ICE counsel. There are often options that you may not know exist. That’s when our experienced Los Angeles immigration attorneys can help you! Contact us for your free initial consultation today! You can find many convenient ways to contact us on our “About Page.”
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Immigration!
Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador Extended
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador Extended for Another 18 Months!
The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) period for eligible nationals of El Salvador. The extension will increase the protected status for an additional 18 months. The extension goes into effect on March 10, 2015 through September 9, 2016.
How To Apply:
Current Salvadoran beneficiaries of TPS seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during the 60 day period that runs from January 7, 2015 – March 9, 2015.
El Salvadoran nationals applying for TPS for the first time may only apply if he or she has resided in the United States since January 7, 2015 and have been continuously physically present since April 1, 2015.
Syrian Nationals and Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Re-designation and 18 Month Extension for Syrian TPS Holders
The Secretary of Homeland Security has re-designated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This means that the existing TPS designation for Syria now covers April 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. Eligible nationals of Syria may register or re-register for TPS and remain temporarily living and working in the United States.
How to Apply
Current Syrian beneficiaries of TPS seeking extension of status must re-register during the 60 day period starting on January 5, 2015 and ending on March 6, 2015.
Syrian nationals applying for the first time may apply starting April 1, 2015. To be eligible, you need to have resided in the United States since January 5, 2015 and have had continuous physical presence in the United States since April 1, 2015.
Anticipation Builds for Those Waiting on Immigration Reform!
Stay Tuned! President Obama to Address the Nation on Immigration Reform!
Two years ago, President Obama set forth the guiding principles that should lead immigration reform. Although the Senate passed a bipartisan bill more than 500 days ago, the country has been waiting, and waiting… and waiting… for House Republicans to vote. The time has come for the President to issue executive actions and address some of the problems plaguing the immigration system.
Tomorrow night, President Obama will present new immigration law reforms instituted by his executive actions. There are high hopes that these executive actions will finally help fix our broken immigration system.
You can watch the President live tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET at WhiteHouse.gov/Live.
Even if you are an immigrant , you still have LEGAL RIGHTS if you have been abused!
There are a number of helpful legal services available to abused immigrants. Often, when the abuser is a U.S. citizen, he or she may try to use the victim’s immigration status against him or her. Don’t let this happen to you if you are an immigrant who has been the victim of domestic violence or abuse!
We can offer you many types of assistance to aid you if you are being abused. We can help you assess your circumstances and if possible, we will offer you help in changing your situation. Our free initial consultation is confidential and private. We are both friendly and supportive of individuals in need of assistance. Don’t be afraid to call us today!
We can help you protect your safety:
- Temporary & Permanent Restraining Orders
- U visa for victims of crime (including domestic violence)
- T visa for victims of extreme trafficking in persons
- S visa for being of assistance to law enforcement
We can help you obtain a U.S. green card:
- Abused Spouse Immigrant Visa Petitions (VAWA application)
- Marriage-Based & Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas
- Gender & domestic violence based Asylum
- Substitution of Marriage-Based Immigrant Visa for Battered Spouse Immigrant visa to continue the adjustment of status (permanent residency application) process
- Adjustment of Status Application (green card application)
- Advance Parole filings (for travel outside the U.S.)
- FOIA requests to get a complete copy of your immigration file from USCIS
It Doesn’t Matter Where You Live in the United States! If You and Your Same Sex Spouse were Married in a State that Recognizes Same Sex Marriage, You Can Petition for Your Spouse’s Green Card!
You and your same sex spouse may be currently living in a state that does not recognize the validity of your marriage. USCIS evaluates the marriage of any U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident petitioner, based on the laws of the State or place where the marriage took place. As long as the State, territory or foreign country that performed the marriage recognizes the marriage, then it is valid for U.S. immigration law. An individual may live in a State that does not accept gay marriages as legal and still file for his or her noncitizen spouse. Immigration laws can be tricky to navigate; if you need assistance, call or email Your Immigration Angel for your free initial consultation.
Did You Know that You can Apply for a Green Card Even if Your Visa has Expired?
If you entered the United States “legally,” you probably came to this country with a valid nonimmigrant visa, such as a student visa, tourist visa, or temporary work visa. Some people are even allowed into the U.S. on a visa waiver or with a special pass at one of the U.S. borders. In either event, you would have been inspected by an immigration official at your point of entry and allowed into the United States. This method of entering the U.S. makes it easier for you to file for an Adjustment of Status in the U.S. Your U.S. citizen spouse can file a Petition for Alien Relative to apply for your green card.
However, did you know that even if you are now staying in the U.S. past the date of your authorized stay, , you are still eligible for a marriage based green card? A green card is still available to you even if you are “out of status” or are staying here illegally. If you have overstayed by six months or more since April 1, 1997 you may still apply but would need a waiver. It is very important to note that if you leave the country, you would be barred from returning for three or ten years, depending on the length of your unauthorized stay. Immigration law is a complicated field. Your personal immigration path may have twists and turns that you did not expect! We can help you to make your journey as smooth as possible. Contact Your Immigration Angel today for your free consultation!
Lawful Permanent Resident? You can Bring your Spouse and Child(ren) to the U.S.!
As a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States, you are allowed to live in the United States indefinitely even if you are still a foreign national. Permanent residency also entitles you to work in the United States and to travel in and out of the United States without seeking additional visas or permissions. However, what is usually most important to many LPRs is the ability to petition for a foreign spouse or child(ren) to be granted permanent residency through a green card. You can petition for your spouse and children and there are always green cards available, because they are immediate relatives! For more information on petitioning for your spouse and child(ren), contact Your Immigration Angel today!