Category Archives: N400 Application for Naturalization

Immigration Courts Delay Deportation Hearings during Govt. Shutdown

The immigration court backlog has increased by almost 50% to 800,000 pending cases nationwide during the Trump Administration. While this is frustrating for those who have a good chance of winning in court and obtaining or keeping their lawful permanent resident status, for the great majority, a delay of their Master Calendar or Individual Merits hearings may be a blessing in disguise. These delays may allow undocumented immigrants more time to reside in the U.S. with their family members while their cases are pending. In addition, more delays are giving Respondents’ immigration lawyers more time to prepare for trial.
Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is attempting to place quotas on immigration judges to complete hearings at a faster rate, thus challenging immigration attorneys to protect their clients’ rights of due process of law in order that Individual Merits Hearing (or a trial) be fully heard and witnesses be called.

Our immigration lawyers have nearly 30 years of combined experience in Immigration Court, handling cases involving asylum, cancellation of removal, withholding of removal, adjustment of status, I-601 waivers, and many other cases, including pathways to citizenship.

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Immigration Lawyers Warn of USCIS Taking Away US Citizenship.

In applying for citizenship through Naturalization, our Immigration Lawyers always explore when one obtained permanent residence and how. That has become even more important in the last two years as USCIS is looking at an applicant’s prior immigration filings  to see if the green card was awarded improperly.
An example would be a child sponsored for residence by his permanent resident mother and prior to receiving a green card gets married. The green card award was invalid since an LPR parent cannot file for a married child.
It is also important to have an immigration attorney research any criminal history before and after permanent residence was awarded, prepare the applicant for their Naturalization interview and be present at that interview.
John Carrico
Family Visa and Immigration Services.
Lead Immigration Lawyer

Immigration Lawyers Support Law for Dreamers/ TPS Holders

The Democrats in Congress are urged by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), an association of which our immigration attorneys are members, to propose a Bill that would lead to a Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers and those holding Temporary Protective Status.
The Dream Act was proposed for over 10 years ago and it would allow Dreamers to provide two years of community service and gain lawful permanent residence as well as a path to citizenship.
John Carrico
Lead Immigration Lawyer
Family Visa and Immigration Services