USCIS will begin accepting expanded DACA applications on Feb 18th 2015.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has reported that it will begin accepting application for the newly expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on February 18, 2015. This announcement comes 40 days after President Obama spoke on the need for executive actions on immigration and is available at http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction. Importantly, if you were eligible for Deferred Action […]

2015 IMMIGRATION FORUM

Topics to be discussed include: Executive Action on Immigration Employment Based Green Card Process I-9 H-1B and L-1 Compliance Q/A Session This program has been pre-approved of 2.5 General recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR […]

Visa numbers are available! But wait…do I need that shot?

Many prospective Adjustment of Status applicants are aware of the requirement to undergo a medical examination by a USCIS designated Civil Surgeon. An often over looked aspect of the exam, sin embargo, is the need to provide immunization records to avoid duplicative inoculations. It often takes time to locate immunization records, particularly when they are kept […]

2015 Immigration Forum

Save the date! Tuesday, marcha 10, 2015 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM San Felipe Plaza 5847 San Felipe This program has been submitted for pre-approval of 2.5 General recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Your colleagues are welcome to participate as well, please feel free to forward […]

Unsworn statement vs. affidavit: for immigration matters, there’s no difference except an affidavit looks more formal.

28 U.S. Code § 1746 – Unsworn declarations under penalty of perjury Wherever, under any law of the United States or under any rule, regulation, order, or requirement made pursuant to law, any matter is required or permitted to be supported, evidenced, established, or proved by the sworn declaration, verification, certificate, statement, oath, or affidavit, […]

“U.K. Cautions” could wreak havoc with the US visa process

Transgressions that occur in the United Kingdom are complicated due to the existence of a “caution” process where the “caution” serves as a formal notice, issued by a police officer, for minor offenses as an alternative to costly and time-consuming prosecution. A “caution” is not considered a conviction by U.K. law nor were they considered […]