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Cap Reached – U Visas

U visas are for victims of certain crimes who provide ongoing cooperation with law enforcement. There is a statutory maximum of 10,000 U visas issued per year. Since the U visa programs inception in 2008, the 10,000 cap has been reached for the sixth year in a row. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will continue to review pending petitions even though the statutory cap was reached.  If you would like to learn more about U visas and victims of criminal activity, please call The Ponce Law Office at (972)863-1446.

Renew your DACA today!

Effective today, the Secretary of Homeland Security has announced that they will begin accepting renewal applications for Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Individuals may apply for DACA renewal if:  the initial DACA individual was previously enrolled in the program and their deferral authorization is expiring within the next four months;  the individual has not departed the United… Continue Reading

Electronic Travel History – Arrival/Departure Record

Prior to April 2013, Foreign Nationals who entered the United States with a non-immigrant visa were issued a white piece of paper labeled “I-94 form”. This I-94 card shows the port of entry and the date of entry and departure of the foreign national. After April 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) no longer issues to… Continue Reading

Chile Designated in Visa Waiver Program

Beginning May 1, 2014, Nationals of Chile will be allowed to enter the United States without a visa through a program called the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Chile joins 37 other participating countries in the VWP which allows travelers to enter the United States without a visa for up to a 90 day period for… Continue Reading

FREE Immigration Seminar! December 14, 2013

You are Cordially Invited to a FREE Immigration Seminar at the Irving Public Library, Valley Ranch WHEN: December 14, 2013 TIME: 2:00 – 4:00PM WHERE:  Irving Public Library, Valley Ranch 401 Cimarron Trail Irving, Texas 75063 I’ll discuss various topics including employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, citizenship/naturalization, and more! Stop by and say hi! See you… Continue Reading

USCIS Offices – Dallas Field Office Closed Today

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, the Dallas District, Dallas Field Office, and the Oklahoma City Field Office will be closed today, Monday, December 9, 2013. Any scheduled interviews or appointments held today will be rescheduled for another date. Continue Reading

Weather Conditions in Dallas Results in Closures

Inclement weather in the Dallas area including snow, ice, and a cold day today in Dallas, Texas resulted in the Immigration Court, the Dallas District, Dallas North Application Support Center (ASC), Dallas South ASC, Fort Worth ASC, Oklahoma City Field Office and ASC, and Fort Smith, Arkansas Field Office and ASC to all close today.… Continue Reading