Change of Filing Location for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced revised filing instructions and addresses for applicants filing an Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765). Beginning February 24, 2010 applicants must now submit Form I-765 to one of the USCIS Lockbox facilities or the USCIS Vermont Service Center, based on the classification under which they are filing.  […]

Change of Filing Location for Form I-824

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced revised filing instructions and addresses for applicants filing Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition. The new form is dated 12/11/09. The changes are part of an overall effort to transition the intake of benefit forms from USCIS local offices and Service Centers […]

Immigration Detainers – From Prison to Immigration Custody

What is an immigration detainer and how does it work? Are detainers only placed on unauthorized immigrants? What happens after an immigration detainer has expired? What are the consequences of immigration detainers? In order to better understand immigration detainers’ function and impact, the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) provides the following Fact Check to shed much […]

BIA Filing Grace Period

The Board of Immigration Appeals was closed February 5-11, 2010, due to extreme weather conditions in the Washington, DC, area.  On this occasion, the Board will apply a temporary “grace period” for the following filings: (1) the filing was due on any date from Friday, February 5, 2010, to Thursday, February 18, 2010, and (2) […]

Supreme Court Update – Carachuri v. Rosendo (09-60)

This session, Supreme Court will be considering whether a person convicted under state law for simple drug possession (a federal misdemeanor) has been “convicted” of an “aggravated felony” on the theory that he could have been prosecuted for recidivist simple possession (a federal felony), even though there was no charge or finding of a prior […]