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760-304-6936 NCSD Immigration Law Offices – Blog

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USCIS Revised its US Citizenship Test

According to USCIS, the agency revised the civics test as part of a decennial update. The civics test is administered to individuals who apply for U.S. citizenship and is one of the statutory requirements for naturalization. Per USCIS, “Applicants who apply for naturalization on or after Dec. 1, 2020, will take the updated version of […]

By |November 30th, 2020|Immigration Policies|Comments Off on USCIS Revised its US Citizenship Test

Chad Wolf did not have the authority to restrict DACA program, federal judge rules

Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn found that Wolf was “not lawfully serving” as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when he issued a memo limiting the protections of more than 640,000 current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries and indefinitely closing the program to new applicants.

Garaufis […]

By |November 14th, 2020|Immigration Policies|Comments Off on Chad Wolf did not have the authority to restrict DACA program, federal judge rules

VIRTUAL meeting is available

VIRTUAL meeting is AVAILABLE.
Due to Covid-19, to protect our clients and our employees – We offer phone, VIRTUAL, or very limited in-person meetings (as needed).
For VIRTUAL meetings, please mention that you would like to have a VIRTUAL meeting when making an appointment with us either using our on-line scheduling (below) or calling us.
Thank you – […]

By |November 6th, 2020|Our Services|Comments Off on VIRTUAL meeting is available

San Marcos – COVID-19 RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

San Marcos renters who have experienced financial setbacks due to COVID-19 may be eligible for the City’s new COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program.

The program, funded with $1,051,615 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) resources, will provide immediate financial aid to residents experiencing a loss of income directly related to COVID-19. It provides rental assistance (up to […]

By |October 9th, 2020|Other News|Comments Off on San Marcos – COVID-19 RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

California Judge Blocks USCIS Filing Fee Hikes

A California federal judge on Tuesday 9/29/2020 barred the federal government from raising immigration application fees days before the changes were set to take effect, finding that acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf was likely improperly appointed.

By |September 30th, 2020|Immigration Policies|Comments Off on California Judge Blocks USCIS Filing Fee Hikes

USCIS Green Card or Work Permit Production Delays

In June 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reduced its capacity to print secure documents, such as Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Cards and Employment Authorization Documents, after it ended a contract with an outside company responsible for printing these cards. According to USCIS, it intended to hire federal employees to replace the contractors; however, […]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Immigration Policies|Comments Off on USCIS Green Card or Work Permit Production Delays

DACA is still VALID

Today –  The US Supreme Court blocked President Trumps attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  So, we continue to renew DACA as needed.

Also NEW first-time DACA applications can also be submitted (limited time and restrictions)

I am so happy for all of us. This is great news for many DACA and immigrants.  […]

By |June 18th, 2020|Immigration Policies|Comments Off on DACA is still VALID

Trump administration has finalized its ability to extend border restrictions indefinitely

On May 19, the Trump administration finalized a rule that allows it to extend restrictions at the border indefinitely. The rule amends an existing rule that allows borders to be closed for health reasons. The new version of the rule bans the “introduction of certain aliens” until the CDC concludes that the coronavirus no longer […]

By |May 22nd, 2020|Immigration Policies|Comments Off on Trump administration has finalized its ability to extend border restrictions indefinitely

Flexibility for Visa Waiver Entrants

Flexibility for Visa Waiver Entrants. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) entrants are not eligible to extend their stay or change status. However, under current regulations, if an emergency (such as COVID-19) prevents the departure of a VWP entrant, USCIS in its discretion may grant a period of satisfactory departure for up to 30 days. Please see 8 CFR […]

By |April 21st, 2020|Immigration Policies|Comments Off on Flexibility for Visa Waiver Entrants

USCIS Announces Flexibility for Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is adopting a measure to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to requests for evidence (RFEs) and notices of intent to deny (NOIDs) dated between March 1 and May 1, 2020.

For applicants and petitioners who receive an RFE or NOID dated between March 1 and May 1, 2020, any responses submitted within 60 calendar days after the response deadline set forth […]

By |March 27th, 2020|Immigration Policies|Comments Off on USCIS Announces Flexibility for Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny
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