A Petit Larceny Conviction Can Result in Deportation. In Fact, It Can Render a Person an “Aggravated Felon”

As most of our readers know, criminal convictions can have very serious consequences in an immigration matter. Take for example the case of a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) who was convicted of [...]

Five Benefits of Having a Copy of Your “A File” from USCIS or the Immigration Court through a FOIA Request

Obtaining a copy of your “Administrative” or “A” file from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has [...]

Requesting Return of Original Documents from USCIS

Applicants should not submit original documents to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in support of an application or petition. If original documents such as passports or birth [...]

USCIS and Immigration Court Closings Due to Inclement Weather

From time to time inclement weather forces the closing of government offices, including offices of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration [...]

What You and Your Interpreter Need to Know – 6 Suggestions for a Smoother Immigration Interview

Interpreters play an important role in our immigration system.  Unlike the Immigration Court where a professional interpreter is supplied by the Court, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration [...]

How a 2018 Government Shutdown Might Affect Your Immigration Case

As happened only a couple of years ago, we are faced yet again with the threat of a government shutdown. Because the U.S. federal government may shut down, it’s important to know how your [...]