U-Visa Processing Times Released

Posted by Sean P. Wickens

The processing of U-Visa petitions (Form I-918) are delayed. According to USCIS, petitions submitted on or before December 10, 2012 have been processed whereas petitions submitted after December 10, 2012 have not been processed.

Nov 19, 2013 0 Comments

Will there be alternative forms of detention in the near future?

Posted by Sean P. Wickens

Will there be alternative forms of detention in the near future? Over the last five years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has jailed a record number of immigrants. Some say these immigrants with no status have been jailed because of a little known mandate established by conservative lawmakers.

Oct 16, 2013 0 Comments

Positive steps for immigration last week in Congress, and in the Courts

Posted by Sean P. Wickens

Last week, Democrats in the House proposed an immigration reform bill which will hopefully reignite the discussion on immigration reform. On another note, the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Vladimir Perez Santana. Mr. Perez Santana had been a lawful permanent residence since the age of nine.

Oct 07, 2013 0 Comments

Beware of immigration scams

Posted by Sean P. Wickens

Congress is considering stricter laws to go after con artists who promise status in the United States. These con artists prey upon those who come to the United States with the hope of achieving the American Dream. Once immigration reform is accomplished, there may be even a greater number of con artists than before who will take advantage of those applying for a change in status.

Sep 07, 2013 0 Comments

Obama Directive to go easier on parents

Posted by Sean P. Wickens

President Obama has instructed federal immigration agents to give more leniency to parents of minors present in the United States. Although Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) already have authority to not pursue low priority immigrants..

Sep 01, 2013 0 Comments

Will Deferred Action Be Expanded by President Obama?

Posted by Sean P. Wickens

Immigration Reform in Congress is not moving as fast as hoped for by many immigration reform activists. So, reform advocates are asking President Obama to use his executive authority to suspend deportation, grant administrative relief and expand the Deferred Action program. While the debate in congress continues, the executive branch continues to deport roughly 1,000 people per day.

Aug 12, 2013 0 Comments

Cantaloupes delivered to House GOP Lawmakers

Posted by Sean P. Wickens

Rep. Steve King''s statements prompted an appropriate response...Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said recently about Hispanic Immigrants "for everyone who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds - and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert....

Aug 02, 2013 0 Comments

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