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What if a dream act passes while you're in the middle of your immigration process? Can you switch directions and apply under the (hypothetical) new path?

Posted by John Usher | Sep 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Question: " What if a dream act passes while you're in the middle of your immigration process? Can you switch directions and apply under the (hypothetical) new path? " Answer: "A request for an immigration benefit can be abandoned/withdrawn at any time. There should be no negative impact.  If ...

Ask John #2

Posted by John Usher | Sep 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

 Ask John #2 Q: "Should I risk flying to California, being an illegal immigrant could things go wrong easily or should I not worry?"   John's Answer: "International travel requires a valid passport and permission to enter another country. Airplane travel within the U.S. requires c...

Ask John #1

Posted by John Usher | Sep 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Q: "Should I carry my work permit in my wallet, or leave it at home? I keep everything except my id at home. I'm scared to lose my ss card & my work permit. Is it legal to make a copy of them?" John's Answer: "We always advise clients to make sure they make (and safely keep) backup c...


Posted by John Usher | Aug 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Student F Visa Expiring? USCIS announced a policy change! Typically, student visas are issued for “duration of stay” meaning the time was open-ended (with compliance assumed). If your student F visa expires and you have not applied for an adjustment of status, you are out of compliance. This mea...

USCIS helps uncover immigrant marriage fraud.

Posted by John Usher | Aug 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

WHY SUSPECT MARRIAGE FRAUD? Because some people actually encourage immigration marriage fraud . Check out this excerpt from the USCIS website a couple of days ago. Marriage Fraud – USCIS Efforts Lead to Guilty Convictions in Florida    Release Date: July 27, 2018 U.S. Citizenship and Immigrati...


Posted by John Usher | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

ICE records reveal they are arresting more people who have no criminal record. In 2015 and 2016, 85% of people arrested by ICE had criminal convictions. In the first 14 months of the Trump administration, 69% of their arrests involved people with criminal convictions. The facts are clear: more u...

Stay Tuned DACA Dreamers

Posted by John Usher | Apr 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Wednesday a third federal Judge rejected President Trump's reasoning for ending DACA and ordered that the White House must challenge his ruling within 90 days or DACA will be reinstated in its entirety. Should this come to pass, those that were eligible for DACA, but never took advantage of it, w...

DACA Back in the News

Posted by John Usher | Apr 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

BACK IN THE NEWS I recently said I thought immigration issues would probably not be in public eye until the midterm elections (this fall). I was wrong. I failed to take into account that Trump is a man on a mission and he can make news any time he wants. Yesterday the President ordered the Pent...

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