Contributed by Melanie Corrin, Senior Attorney
Recently, in response to repeated discussions with stakeholders including the American Immigration Lawyers Association regarding serious delays in processing I-130; Immigrant Petitions for Alien Relatives, the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service stated that USCIS is focused on addressing the delays and believes it will again reach a five month average by May of 2014. To address those petitions that have been filed in the last twelve months, USCIS began transferring a number of petitions to additional service centers to better focus their efforts, and reach the backlog.
If you have received a transfer notice, but have not yet heard from your attorney, please contact us. Sometimes notices may not have reached us yet and we can ensure proper tracking of your petition.
Contributed by Kim Tremblay, Associate Attorney On November 6, 2013, DHS announced that it was extending Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for Somalis in the United States. DHS first announced the…
Contributed by Kim Tremblay, Associate Attorney If you are a citizen of the Philippines impacted by Typhoon Haiyan and currently have status in the United States or are waiting to…
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