January 11, 2018 admin No comments exist

District Judge, William Alsup, issued a preliminary injunction, ordering the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to resume accepting renewal application from people who are already protected under DACA. DHS did not say whether they were going to begin renewing work permits, despite the order from Alsup. The Trump administration is insisting Congress finds a solution…

January 10, 2018 admin No comments exist

On January 8, 2018, Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for beneficiaries from El Salvador. It was stated that the termination of TPS will be on September 9, 2019. If you would like to determine what options you have, please contact our office to…

July 21, 2017 admin No comments exist

Immigration is a heated issue at present and is a sensitive topic no matter where you might be located. Michigan recently conducted a study and found the impacts of immigration to demonstrate a POSITIVE effect on their economy promoted community sustainability. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2017/07/20/immigration-economy/103845598/

June 27, 2017 admin No comments exist

On June 26, 2017, the USCIS published a revised version of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Resident Status. There is a 60-day grace period that the USCIS will accept the both the 01/17/17 and 06/26/17 editions of the form. Beginning August 25, 2017, the USCIS will only accept the revised version of the form….

June 13, 2017 admin No comments exist

Last week, the Trump administration discussed the idea of amnesty for potentially 1 million illegal immigrants, which includes some Central Americans who are currently on Temporary Protected Status, as well as “Dreamers” under President Obama’s DACA program. DHS Secretary, John Kelly, said he would keep protecting 780,000 Dreamers from deportation and urged Congress to solve…

May 4, 2017 admin No comments exist

The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case involving false statements on citizenship application and whether thoe false statements can be used to revoke an individual’s citizenship. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any immigration matters, please contact our office. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/02/supreme-court-weighs-whether-lying-to-get-citizenship-can-justify-revoking-it.html

April 21, 2017 admin No comments exist

Our foreign exchange students should be aware that the U.S. Department of Education no longer recognizes ACICS as an accrediting agency. This has immediate impacts on F-1 Students and those under the English Language Study program. https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/certain-students-applying-english-language-study-and-24-month-stem-opt-extension-programs-affected-acics-loss-accreditation