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New Form I-485 Asks Many New Questions – Be Prepared!

As of June 26, 2017, USCIS has issued a revised Form I-485 (commonly known as the application for adjustment of status or "green card" application. It is now 18-pages long (increase from 6 pages). It formally goes into effect Aug. 25, 2017. It now asks plenty of new...

Joint Motion to Reopen Granted!

I am thrilled to report that today, I received a letter from DHS agreeing to join in a proposed joint motion to reopen I had filed for a very deserving client, so that she could finally have a chance to pursue permanent residency!  She has waited over 20 years for...

Cancellation of Removal Victory in NYC Immigration Court

Imagine this....you came to the United States as a lawful permanent resident (LPR) when you were only three years old. You are now almost 40 years. All of your relatives are in the United States. Somewhere in your late teens and early 20's, you spent time with some...

USCIS Filing Fees Are Increasing!

USCIS is increasing filing fees!  New (and significantly higher) filing fees will be effective as of December 23, 2016. Here are the new filing fees effective December 23, 2016. If you are eligible for an immigration benefit but haven't yet filed your case, you may...

USCIS Filing Fees are Increasing on December 23, 2016

USCIS filing fees are increasing! New fees go into effect 60 days after the publication of this final rule on 10.24.2016 (which is December 23, 2016), If you are eligible to file a case, you should consider filing before the fees increase! Some notable increases in...

Expansion of Provisional Waiver (I-601A)

Effective AUGUST 29, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") will expand the reach of the provisional waiver initially implemented in 2013. On January 3, 2013, DHS promulgated a final rule, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for...

Cancellation of Removal Victory in New York Immigration Court

Today, on a rainy, windy, unseasonably cold day in May, I won a cancellation of removal case at the New York immigration court. I actually want to credit my client for winning the case! It was his honesty, remorse, rehabilitation, and taking responsibility for his...