02 Jul Spouses and Children of Green Card holders is now Current
By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano
Good News from the Visa Bulletin for July 2019. The F-2A category which represents the spouses and minor children of green card holder is now current which means any petition by green card holder in the U.S. can be adjudicated for I-485 adjustment of status on the condition that the beneficiary has a valid stay or a beneficiary of Sec. 245(i). If the green card holder has yet to file an I-130 visa petition, the I-130 and the I-485 can be submitted simultaneously.
Normally, the family 2A category has been backlogged 18-24 months, so this may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you qualify to adjust status based on petition by a green card holder, you must file it in July 2019, to qualify for the benefits. This packet should include an application for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and an Advance Parole (AP) international travel document.
Q. What if the spouse and children of the Green Card holder are outside the US?
A. If your spouse/children are abroad, and your I-130 for them has been approved, make sure that you submit all of the required paperwork to the National Visa Center immediately so that your spouse/children can be scheduled for their immigrant visa interviews in July 2019.
Q. What if a Green Card holder is planning to get married and the spouse-to-be is in the U.S. in valid stay?
A. If you are a green card holder you may want to get married in July 2019 and adjust the status of your spouse by July 2019.
Note: This is not a legal advice.
- For June 2019, we received approvals of four adjustment of status, six naturalization applications and two certificate of citizenship applications, and one Removal of condition on resident.
- On May 6, 2019, we received approvals of three adjustment of status applications and two Naturalization applications.
- On April 24, 2019, we received approval from USCIS for three naturalization applications and one adjustment of status.
- On March 29, 2019, we received an approval of adjustment of status for a client whose petitioner and primary beneficiary has died under INA 204(l)
- On March 28, 2019, we received an approval of renewal of green card for a client who was in the Philippines under medical treatment for one and a half years.
- From March 4 to 26, 2019, we received six adjustment of status approvals.
- For the month of February, 2019, we received tow approvals of renewal of green card and one approval of removal of condition on residence.
- On January 16, 2019, we received an approval of naturalization for a client who received a waiver of misrepresentation in Immigration Court.
- On January 28, 2019 we received an approval of adjustment of status for a client who entered on a visa waiver.
- On December 6, 2018, we received an approval from Immigration Judge an adjustment of status for a client in removal proceedings.
- On December 26, 2018, we received an approval from USCIS of adjustment of status for a client after our response to Notice of Intent to Deny the case based on good faith marriage issues.
- On December 28, 2018, we received an approval of a naturalization from USCIS for a client who was granted a waiver of misrepresentation in Immigration Court.
- For the month of December 2018, we received approvals of I-751 for three clients.
- For the month of November 2018, we received approvals of two adjustment of status, one naturalization and one U visa petition.
- For the month of October 2018, we received five approvals of N-400 and one approval for adjustment of status, two approvals of I-601A waiver of unlawful presence and one I-751 Removal of Condition on Residence.
- On September 19, 2018, we received an approval of N-400 naturalization application and one Fiancée visa petition..
- For the month of August 2018, we received an approval of four Naturalization applications and five adjustment of status applications.
- On July 27, 2018, we received an approval for permanent resident for a client who was abused by her spouse under VAWA.
If you have immigration problems the Law Offices of Crispin C. Lozano can help you find a solution before your problem gets worse which could lead to deportation and family separation.
Crispin Caday Lozano, Esq. is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers. He practices immigration law, bankruptcy and personal injury law since June 1999. His contact phone is 1-877-456-9266, email: info@CCLlaw.net