LGBTQ persons afraid to return to their country because it would be dangerous to be open about LGBTQ identity or because of past trauma, may have a strong claim for asylum in the United States.
Writ of Mandamus for USCIS Delays
“I filed my visa application with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) over a year ago, but despite repeated inquiries, I haven’t received a decision! What do I do?”
U Nonimmigrant Status for Indirect Victims and Bystanders
Many immigrants have heard about the path to a green card through a u nonimmigrant status. A u nonimmigrant status is available to victims of certain qualifying crimes, who suffered mental and physical harm due to this crime, and who were helpful in assisting law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of that crime.
The Crisis in Venezuela and Asylum
Due to the current humanitarian and political crisis in Venezuela, many Venezuelans are living in fear and fleeing to escape danger. At least 3 million refugees have fled the country, and it is predicted that in the near future it could be more than 8 million.”1 Civilians impacted by crisis may be eligible for humanitarian …
The provisional waiver is a way in which to ask for “forgiveness” from the government if you are inadmissible. Inadmissibility can be caused by many things, such as criminal history or derogatory immigration history. The most common inadmissibility grounds involve illegal entries and illegal presence in the United States. If you have been in the …
Bolsonaro and Asylum for Brazilians
Immigration Judges have less Independence than Ever—Due Process Could be at Risk
Immigrants still have the right to seek asylum at the border!
The Trump Administration’s attempts to stop asylum seekers at the border are not only immoral, but flat out against the law. Pursuant to the 1980 Federal Act, and numerous international treaties that the United States is a party to, people have the right to apply for asylum the moment they enter the United States. It …
Supreme Court Issues Decision to Expand Eligibility for Cancellation of Removal that Could Impact Nearly All Immigration Cases.
This analysis was prepared by staff attorney Marissa Malouff from the Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C. Attorney Malouff is a former USCIS officer and Department of Justice attorney who drafted the decisions for immigration judges in the Los Angeles immigration court. To schedule your consultation with her, call us at (213) 375-4084 or …
Steps to start a successful E-2 visa business
A few months ago, I wrote an article regarding the requirements of the E-Visa However, during my consultations, I am repeatedly asked similar questions from entrepreneurs about what it takes to start a business in the United States. Therefore, I decided to write this article to answer in more details, besides the basic immigration requirements, …