The delay in the processing of visa benefits applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached a critical level that’s affecting U.S citizen families and employers filing visas on behalf of their relatives and employees, respectively. Last month, U.S. Congressional Representatives led by Rep. Jesus G….read more
Why Is It Taking Too Long for USCIS to Adjudicate a Visa Petition/Application?
Overstaying and Human Trafficking Cited As Main Reasons for Rendering Filipinos Ineligible for U.S. Temporary H2 Working Visas
Every year since 2008, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State publish a list of countries whose nationals are eligible to receive H2A and H2B visas. Philippines has always been on this list except for 2019. In a surprising announcement through the Federal Register publication…read more
Effect of Shutdown On Immigration-Related Programs & Applications
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
Merry Christmas from your TLO Family!
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