For three weeks now, a partial government shutdown is still in effect. What is the impact of this shutdown on immigration related programs? A. Court Hearings of Non-citizens in Removal Proceedings With 800,000 cases pending before immigration courts nationwide, the partial shutdown only worsens the backlog. At the moment,…read more
Effect of Shutdown On Immigration-Related Programs & Applications
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Tancinco Law Offices is blessed to have served our immigrant community for more than 26 years and we are grateful to you for entrusting us with your immigration matters. The practice of U.S. immigration law has never been more challenging but we remain strong and vigilant in resisting efforts…read more
Philippines Ranks Second in List of Countries with Most Backlogged Petitions
The U.S. Department of State released a report indicating the number of petitions that are still considered pending for issuance of visas. In the numerical system of immigration, there are only limited number of visas that may be allocated in a given year. The worldwide quota for family based…read more
New NTA Policy Fully Implemented: Non-U.S. Citizens Whose USCIS Applications are Denied May Risk Deportation
On October 1, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the implementation of its New Notice to Appear (NTA) policy that will have an impact on immigrants with denied applications for benefits. On November 8, 2018, an expansion of the list of applications and petitions affected by…read more
Update on DACA: Has the DACA Program Ended Yet?
On November 8, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the rescission of the DACA program by the Trump Administration is arbitrary and capricious. What does this ruling mean to DACA applicants? The Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, commonly referred as DACA, begun in 2012 allowing non-citizens…read more