Immigration News

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano The American Immigration Council provide us a report of ICE policy guidance in courthouses.  After a significant increase in arrests outside of courthouses in 2017, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has finally released new guidance that officially gives its agents permission...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano If you entered into a good faith marriage but after the marriage your U.S. citizen of lawful permanent resident spouse is abusing you, then you do not have to sacrifice to get your permanent resident.  You can immediately apply for a...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano The USCIS give the following notice.  "We don’t want you to become a victim of an immigration scam. If you need legal advice on immigration matters, make sure the person helping you is authorized to give legal advice. Only an attorney...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozanoq President Trump Executive Order 13767 on January 25, 2017 instructs the DHS to implement and expand Expedited Removal.  We will discuss what it is and how those affected should protect themselves.    Q. What is expedited removal, and who does it...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano Question:         I am the beneficiary of a petition by my same sex partner in California which recognizes legality of same sex marriage.  How many years do I have to wait to file for my naturalization? Answer:           Marriage to a U.S. citizen shouldn’t...

By Atty. Crispin C. Lozano Many fiancée who came to the United States and did not marry the U.S. citizen petitioner could not adjust status unless they qualify under the Violence against Women Act.  However, there is a new provision in the law that allows these...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano Immediate relatives of military personnel are given special benefits in adjustment of status.  This applies to those aliens who are immediate relative of U.S. citizen who entered without inspection or entered illegally.  Normally they cannot adjust status in the U.S. and...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax reform package into law on December 22, 2017, Friday, officially marking his first major legislative triumph since he took office. Here are the key takeaways of the tax bill. Q. Do corporations get a big tax...

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  Under the Trump Administration the processing of adjustment of status from the time of filing to final approval is now taking at least eight months.  However, if you are intending to file an adjustment of status, the interview with the USCIS...

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...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano   If you have been convicted of one of the following crimes, you will permanently be denied from applying for Naturalization to U.S. citizenship: Murder, or An aggravated felony (if the conviction was after November 29, 1990). These bars are automatic. In other...

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