/Refugee and Asylum Application Process

What Changed by Strengthening the Refugee Screening Process?

A series of measures are being implemented by the United State at the Federal agency level to help ensure an improved refugee asylum screening process to address national security standards in lieu of past attacks on our soil. The State Department is claiming the new measures are needed to keep “nefarious and fraudulent actors” from [...]

Asylum FAQs (Part 3)

Wrapping up our three-part blog Asylum FAQs, here are some final commonly asked questions that come up when people are considering filing for asylum (or when they are in the process of doing so). For more specific information about your immigration case or help applying for asylum, don’t hesitate to contact the Los Angeles immigration [...]

By |2018-04-25T16:03:29+00:00April 14th, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Deportation & Removal Defense, Refugee and Asylum Application Process|Comments Off on Asylum FAQs (Part 3)

Asylum FAQs (Part 2)

Picking up from Asylum FAQs (Part 1), below is some more important information regarding the process of applying for asylum in the U.S. If you are ready to get your case started or are seeking any change to your immigration status in the U.S., contact the Hanlon Law Group. We can provide you with the [...]

By |2018-04-23T15:27:09+00:00April 9th, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Deportation & Removal Defense, Refugee and Asylum Application Process, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on Asylum FAQs (Part 2)

Asylum FAQs (Part 1)

If you have questions about asylum and you/your family’s eligibility for this immigration status, check out the frequently asked questions in this three-part blog. If you have additional questions not answered herein or would like some specific information regarding your case, the Los Angeles immigration lawyers at the Hanlon Law Group welcome you to meet [...]

By |2018-04-23T14:45:34+00:00April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Deportation & Removal Defense, Refugee and Asylum Application Process, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on Asylum FAQs (Part 1)

Two Year Work Authorization for Green Card Applicants: Fact or Fantasy?

The USCIS issued a press release last month, indicating that it would begin issuing two-year Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to people with pending I-485 Applications for Adjustment of Status (AOS). The USCIS issued a press release last month, indicating that it would begin issuing two-year Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to people with [...]

By |2018-03-23T17:34:29+00:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Immigration News, Refugee and Asylum Application Process, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on Two Year Work Authorization for Green Card Applicants: Fact or Fantasy?

Federal Litigation To Force The USCIS To Take Action On Your Case!

The USCIS cannot force applicants to suffer "unreasonable delays" for their applications. Individuals who have waited may seek help from the US District Court. The processing times for some applications pending at the US Citizenship & Immigration Services ("USCIS") are longer than ever before. The USCIS holds a monopoly over all immigrants [...]

By |2018-03-02T16:40:27+00:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Immigration News, Refugee and Asylum Application Process, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on Federal Litigation To Force The USCIS To Take Action On Your Case!

Asylum: Exception to ‘Unlawful Presence’

INS recently issued a policy memorandum regarding the asylum exception, which may offer relief for many who are ineligible for "adjustment of status" in the US. The immigrant communities of the United States have been stirring ever since Congress created the dreaded "3 and 10 year bar" to reentry in 1996. The [...]

By |2018-03-28T17:55:20+00:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Refugee and Asylum Application Process, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on Asylum: Exception to ‘Unlawful Presence’

Adjustment of Status – Transferring Eligibility

The INS has issued a memo confirming the practice of transferring adjustment of status eligibility from one immigrant visa petition category to another. In May, the INS issued a memorandum confirming the practice of transferring adjustment of status eligibility from one immigrant visa petition category to another, while the same adjustment of [...]

By |2018-03-07T15:22:07+00:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Blogs, Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, Refugee and Asylum Application Process, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on Adjustment of Status – Transferring Eligibility

Haitian boy’s family-based visa approved, waiting on documents

Following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, many families were separated. Some family members remained in Haiti while others traveled to the Los Angeles area and the rest of the United States. Many children who were left without parents were adopted by United States citizens. Other families had a mother or father come to the [...]

By |2018-03-22T16:17:11+00:00September 24th, 2013|Categories: Family Immigration, Refugee and Asylum Application Process, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Haitian boy’s family-based visa approved, waiting on documents

Torment in home country leads to gay man’s deportation reprieve

A person who wishes to live in Los Angeles because of persecution he or she has suffered in his or her native country may be able to do so under the U.S. Asylum Law. The persecution could be of many different natures including religious, racial, social and political. In order to apply for asylum, the [...]

By |2018-04-13T16:52:21+00:00August 7th, 2013|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, Refugee and Asylum Application Process|Tags: , |Comments Off on Torment in home country leads to gay man’s deportation reprieve