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  • Form G-1145 E-Notification

    Form G-1145 E-Notification

    What is Form G-1145? Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, is a one-page form on which you provide your name, mobile phone number, and email address. You then submit the form with your petition or application that you are filing with USCIS so that you will receive an SMS or email informing you of when…

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  • Immigration Judge WebEx Links For Immigration Court (UPDATED 4/2024)

    Immigration Judge WebEx Links For Immigration Court (UPDATED 4/2024)

    The table below has the Webex link for every Immigration Judge grouped by Court. Updated April 2024 with some additional IJ’s that were not on the prior list. HINT: Use Ctrl+F to search for IJ name. Arizona Eloy Immigration Court Judge Name Internet-Based Hearing Link ACIJ Irene C. Feldman (ICF) https://eoir.webex.com/meet/ACIJ.Feldman Robert Bartlemay Sr. (RCB) https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Bartlemay…

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  • NY Immigration Courts Closed Tomorrow, February 13, 2024

    Check the EOIR Operational Status Webpage EOIR Operational Status Update An email sent out by EOIR states that the Broadway, Varick Street, and Federal Plaza Immigration Courts in New York City will be closed tomorrow, February 13, 2024. The Boston, Elizabeth, Hartford, New York – Broadway, New York – Federal Plaza, New York – Varick, and Newark…

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  • The Illogical Immigration Consequences of Drug Convictions

    The Illogical Immigration Consequences of Drug Convictions

    A conviction for a drug offense can have outsized legal consequences when it comes to obtaining employment, licensing, access to benefits and finding housing. Outside of the law it can have serious consequences In some cases minor marijuana offenses could result in eviction or the loss of employment or parental rights. These consequences can effect…

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  • An Incurable Notice to Appear

    An Incurable Notice to Appear

    Matter of Aguilar Hernandez January 31, 2024, the Board issued a decision in Matter of Aguilar Hernandez, 28 I&N Dec. 774 (BIA 2024) finding: The Department of Homeland Security cannot remedy a notice to appear that lacks the date and time of the initial hearing before the Immigration Judge by filing a Form I-261 because…

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  • Matter of H. N. Ferreira, 28 I&N Dec. 765 (BIA 2023)

    Matter of H. N. Ferreira, 28 I&N Dec. 765 (BIA 2023)

    Given the significance of a respondent’s interest in securing review of a denial of a petition to remove the conditions on permanent residence, an Immigration Judge should ordinarily review the denial of a Form I-751 upon the request of the respondent. [Full Decision] Matter of H. N. Ferreira, 28 I&N Dec. 765 (BIA 2023) At…

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  • USCIS Policy Alert: Family-Based Conditional Permanent Residents

    USCIS Policy Alert: Family-Based Conditional Permanent Residents

    USCIS Policy Alert, PA-2023-33, dated December 12, 2023https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/policy-manual-updates/20231212-Family-BasedCPRs.pdf U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding family-based conditional permanent residents. The update clarifies what noncitizens must do to change the basis of filing in cases of waivers based on battery or extreme cruelty. It also clarifies that if…

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  • Emergencies or Unforeseen Circumstances

    Unforeseen circumstances, such as natural catastrophes (hurricanes, wildfires, severe weather, etc.), national emergencies (public health emergencies), severe illness, or conflicts abroad, can sometimes affect the processing of your USCIS application, petition, or immigration request. USCIS has discretion to take the below measures on a case-by-case basis upon request, if you have been affected by an…

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  • USCIS Enhancing Transparency Introducing myProgress for Application Tracking

    USCIS Enhancing Transparency Introducing myProgress for Application Tracking

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has taken a significant stride towards improving the application processing experience with the introduction of myProgress, formerly known as personalized processing times. What is myProgress? myProgress offers enhanced transparency for applicants, allowing them to track the progress of their Form I-485 or Form I-821 in real-time. This…

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  • New USCIS Form Editions (Form I-601A, G-325A, & I-907)

    New USCIS Form Editions (Form I-601A, G-325A, & I-907)

    On November 13, 2023, USCIS released a new edition of the Form I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver. The new edition is the 08/31/21. You can find the edition date of a form on the bottom of the page. See uscis.gov/forms/forms-update for information about updates to USCIS forms. On October 31, 2023, USCIS announced…

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  • I-94

    I-94

    What is a Form I-94? Form I-94 is the DHS Arrival/Departure Record issued to aliens who are admitted to the U.S., whoare adjusting status while in the U.S. or extending their stay, among other things Foreign visitors to the U.S. no longer need to complete paper Customs and Border Protection Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record or…

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