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Delays in permanent resident green card processing

By |June 18th, 2009|Green Card|

USCIS reports that lawful permanent resident (LPR) green card applicants might experience delays of up to 8 weeks in the delivery of their plastic permanent resident card green card. USCIS is upgrading their card production equipment.  US immigration field offices can issue temporary evidence of permanent residence (LPR) by stamping an applicant's passport with the [...]

601 Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Office opened in Anaheim, CA

By |May 20th, 2009|Green Card, Immigration Waiver|

The International Operations Division of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has opened an office in Anaheim, CA to help process I-601 waivers for grounds of inadmissibility filed in Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico (CDJ). Ciudad de Juarez (CDJ) started a 601 waiver adjudication program in 2007 whereby certain waivers are approved either the same day or within a few days after filing form I-601. Those that can not be approved via this process are referred to regular processing (also known as “backlogged”). […]

Diversity Visas – You really CAN win the green card lottery!

By |May 18th, 2009|Green Card|

When contacted by a potential client whose goal is simply to “get a green card”, immigration attorneys must often engage in an analysis that rivals a law school exam question. Does the person qualify for a visa because of a family member? Can he get a green card through employment? Does he qualify for asylum? When the answers to the above questions are “no”, all hope is not necessarily lost. One way to obtain a green card for immigration to the United States is to apply for the green card diversity visa (DV) lottery. […]