I Filed An Immigration Application With USCIS A Long Time Ago And I Have Not Heard Anything—What Can I Do?

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It depends on the type of application you filed and how long it has been pending for. Some applications have definite processing times. For example, an application for a work permit (or Employment Authorization Document) should generally take no longer than 90 days from the date of filing (8 C.F.R. § 247a.13(d)); by law, USCIS must adjudicate naturalization applications within …

Why proving “extreme hardship” in a Provisional Waiver is a hardship in itself.

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Provisional Waivers of Unlawful Presence (Forms I-601A) are used by a foreign national who is the spouse, child, or parent of a U.S. citizen and who has been living unlawfully in the U.S. but could otherwise obtain a green card. The main requirement to get an application approved is to show that your U.S. citizen relative will suffer “extreme hardship” …

Why Is My DACA Case Pending So Long?

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The American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), is conducting a survey of long pending DACA cases, some pending over one year, and many thousands pending longer that 8 months. The survey has discovered some common elements in long pending cases: The requestor had a criminal history — numerous cases involved drinking and driving related incidents, juvenile adjudications, gang issues, and drug …

What Do You Do When the Face Staring Back at You from behind the Glass Says No?

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written by Partner Danielle Conley Probably the most frustrating part of dealing with immigration, whether it’s USCIS, ERO, ICE, or any other immigration agency, is when the person at the front window tells you no and makes you feel like you have no options.  It’s bad enough when it happens to an attorney, so I cannot imagine what it’s like for …