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U Visa: Who Qualifies for One and How do They Work

U Visas are a type of visa that we have experience processing for some of our clients. Like any immigration related matter, many questions arise as to what the process involves. Timing, qualifications, and of course the process itself. This article gives explains what the U Visa is and how it works. But before we [...]

2019-02-22T21:36:30+00:0022 Feb, 2019|

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Stay on Changes to Immigration Policies

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has recently said that President Obama’s executive orders preventing the deportation of numerous illegal immigrants remain barred from going into effect. While there has not yet been a ruling on whether or not the changes in immigration policy are constitutional, the stay on their implementation is a sign [...]

2015-05-09T15:39:15+00:009 May, 2015|

Department of Justice Strikes Down Federal Judge Opinion Questioning Recent Executive Action

In November 2014, President Obama initiated executive orders to address the country’s immigration issues. This series of orders called for: A crackdown at the border on illegal immigration; Priority focused on deporting felons rather than families; and Requirements of certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes for temporary stay relief. [...]

2015-01-12T14:42:43+00:0012 Jan, 2015|

What Immigration Qualifications Are Necessary to Be DAPA Eligible?

One of the initiatives listed under President Obama’s recent immigration law executive order will defer deportation of parents whose: Children are United States (U.S.) citizens and lawful permanent residents; Continuous residence has been in the U.S. since January 1, 2010; and Who are not a priority for removal from the U.S. According to The Washington [...]

2014-12-12T22:01:42+00:0013 Dec, 2014|

Defining Criminal Activity That May Bar DAPA Approval

Individuals who qualify for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) will not be deported. However, DAPA does not equal permanent resident status or citizenship. It does allow for obtaining employment authorization to legally work in the United States for periods of three years. There are basic qualifications pertaining to the level of recorded criminal activity [...]

2014-12-11T22:41:35+00:0012 Dec, 2014|

President Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration: Social and Economic Implications

President Obama announced significant reforms to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. Obama will not grant amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants. Instead, Obama’s executive action on immigration includes providing temporary protections for millions of undocumented immigrants. These protections will allow certain undocumented immigrants to remain and work in the United States, while also receiving federal [...]

2014-11-27T14:09:31+00:0027 Nov, 2014|

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewal

Timeframe for DACA Renewals: You can now apply for DACA renewal. The Immigration Service has released a renewal form, and the Immigration Service will allow you to apply for renewal of your Deferred Action and your work permit no more than 150 days (5 months) before your current Deferred Action and work permit expire (they [...]

2014-06-05T09:41:48+00:005 Jun, 2014|

Attorney Alfredo Lozano Named to the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers List

We are pleased to announce that Attorney Alfredo Lozano has been selected to the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who [...]

2014-05-28T10:57:38+00:0028 May, 2014|

Form N-400 Application for Naturalization Update

As of Monday May 5, 2014 the USCIS will only accept the new Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, which is dated 9/13/13 and expires 9/30/15. Any other version of the form will be rejected by the USCIS. The new form has new or additional questions about security-related matters, whether the applicant may have persecuted others, [...]

2014-05-21T07:29:26+00:0021 May, 2014|

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