Immigration News

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano Good news for everybody.  The USCIS has determined that for the month of October 2018, an adjustment of status can be filed using the Filing Date as enumerated in the Visa Bulletin.  This means that those with pending petitions can adjust...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano Q. What is Amnesty? A. Amnesty as legally defined is the action of a government by which all persons or certain groups of persons who have committed a criminal offense—usually of a political nature that threatens the sovereignty of the government (such...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano Q. When may VAWA LPR apply for naturalization?. A. Green card holders who were approved for lawful U.S. residency based upon a showing that they were the subject of abuse and therefore deserved relief under the Violence Against Women Act ("VAWA") can,...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano   Effective September 11, 2018, the USCIS issued a policy memorandum that will allow the adjudicators to deny any petition, application or request without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID).  The following is the...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano Most denials of naturalization application is premised upon lack of good moral character.  For many people the term "good moral character" is not well defined.  In this issue we will clarify some of the common misconceptions about "good moral character"  Our...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano Q. What is the current plan of DHS for court cases that are administratively closed because these are not enforcement priority? A. The recently released internal communications at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reveal a plan to restart the deportation cases of...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano   There are many reasons a person to be denied entry into the U.S. The most obvious reasons for denied entry include if a person has previously worked illegally in the U.S., is suspected of being an intended immigrant (i.e. planning on...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano A pair of policy memos circulated recently by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services may pave the way for sudden visa denials and referrals for deportation. The most recent memo, released last week, changes previous federal policy by allowing immigration officials to reject...

The Trump administration is quietly attempting to revamp the U.S. immigration system by circumventing Congress and changing the nation’s immigration policies through new federal regulations. The administration has always favored a significant reduction in legal immigration and has pursued that goal through multiple avenues: admitting...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano In some cases containing weak documentary relationship evidence, the adjudicator  may refer the case for an investigation. This additional scrutiny may include deep public record searches, an early morning visit at their home, and interviews with neighbors, family and co­ workers. How...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano In marriage cases, the USCIS will issue Notice to Appear (NTA) where a Statement of Findings substantiates fraud as a part of the record. Such an NTA can be issued even if the petition is not substantiated by fraud. Moreover, criminal...

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