USCIS Extends Temporary Office Closure until at least May 3

By Atty. Crispin C. Lozano

As discussed in my prior article, on March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services (please note that this is only for those who have interviews and biometrics in field offices) at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of corona virus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will begin to reopen on May 4 unless the public closures are extended further. Employees in these offices are continuing to perform mission-essential services that do not require face-to-face contact with the public. (This means that the paperwork processing of applications for benefit is continuing with the exception of personal appearance by applicants in the USCIS Field offices for interview and biometrics)


USCIS will continue to provide limited emergency services. Please call the Contact Center for assistance with emergency services.


INFORMATION for those in Court Proceedings in NON-DETAINED HEARINGS


This is to inform you that all scheduled master and individual hearing are all postponed up to May 1, 2020.


When the court reopens the new procedure allows all parties and attorneys for parties may appear telephonically for all master calendar, merits, bond, reasonable fear review, or credible fear review hearings, without having to file a formal motion for telephonic appearance.


Additionally, any documents the parties wish the Court to consider for hearings covered under this standing court order can be filed with the Court electronically to with a copy sent to opposing counsel, at least three business days prior to the bond or master hearing, and ten business days prior to individual merit hearings. During this time, the Court will not receive filings on the day of the hearing, except on a case-by-case basis as determined by the Immigration Judge as a matter of discretion.


Note:  This is for information purposes only.


Also Note:   In compliance with the Shelter-in-Place Policy of the State of California, the Law Offices of Crispin Lozano is currently operating away from our office because the health and safety of our staff, clients and Attorneys must come first.  However, our office remains OPEN and we can be reached through phone calls and email.  You may schedule your FREE consultations by calling 510.538.7188 or sending an email at


We are committed to serving our clients in this difficult time and hoping that everyone stay safe and healthy.



  1. For the month of March 2020, we received six Adjustment of Status and three Naturalization approvals from USCIS.
  2. For the month of February 2020, we received approvals from USCIS of five Adjustment of Status application and three Naturalization application.
  3. For the month of January 2020, we received approvals from USCIS of five Adjustment of status applications, three N-400 applications for naturalization and three fiancé visa application.
  4. For the month of December 2019, we received four approvals of naturalization applications, five approvals of Adjustment of Status applications, two approvals of Petition to remove condition on residence, one renewal of green card approval and one green card application at the U.S. Embassy.
  5. For the month of November 2019, we received approvals of one naturalization application, one renewal of green card, one Petition to remove condition on residence and one adjustment of status.
  6. For the month of October 2019, we received five naturalization application approvals and two renewal of green card and one DACA approval.
  7. For the month of September 2019, we received approval of two naturalization applications, one adjustment of status and one application to remove condition on residence.
  8. For the month of August, 2019, we received approval from Immigration Court for a waiver of misrepresentation for a client who has committed marriage fraud. We also received approval from USCIS of two naturalization applications and two fiancé visa petition.
  9. For the month of July 2019, we received approvals of three N-400 application for Naturalization, one I-751 Petition to remove condition of residence with interview and two I-90 renewal of green card.
  10. 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.
  11. On May 6, 2019, we received approvals of three adjustment of status applications and two Naturalization applications.
  12. On April 24, 2019, we received approval from USCIS for three naturalization applications and one adjustment of status.
  13. 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)

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:

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