Adjustment of status is the process of applying for lawful permanent resident status in the US. Most applications for adjustment of status are considered in accordance with the provisions of 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“Act”) and its implementing regulations found at 8 CFR 245. Applications for adjustment of status can only be filed by foreign nationals who are physically present in the US and who will process their applications through USCIS or before an Immigration Judge (“IJ”) in removal proceedings.
This link will discuss the various types of appeals that are part of US immigration law. Keep in mind that the discussion below is intended to be a generalized overview of the appeals systems with immigration cases and that nothing below should be considered as legal advice. If you or a loved one has an appeal that requires the assistance of someone who can help explain why the decision you received was incorrect, please follow the links on this site to schedule an appointment to discuss your cases with a licensed attorney.
Cancellation of Removal
Citizenship and Immigration Services
Customs and Border Protection
This link will discuss the recent program announced by the Obama Administration regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Although the concept of “deferred action” is nothing new to the immigration law, the use of this benefit on such a large scale is something that we have never seen previously. First, let’s discuss the concept of deferred action.
Our office handles federal criminal cases relating to immigration matters. The cases are commonly based upon charges of making false statements in applications for immigration benefits in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1001(a) and 18 U.S.C. §1546; marriage fraud in violation of 8 U.S.C. §1325(c) ; and illegal re-entry after removal in violation of 8 U.S.C. §1326.
Freedom of Information Act
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
This link will discuss Infopass appointments and why such appointments are generally a waste of your time and a waste of government resources. Infopass is a system whereby an individual seeking information about a pending case can make an appointment to sit with an Immigration Services Officer (“ISO”) and ask questions over a wide array of subjects. This can include a request for forms, instructions on what forms to complete and how to complete the forms, questions about the status of a pending case or advice about the steps to be followed to obtain immigration benefits.
Naturalization / Citizenship
Petitions for Review