Immigration

Employment Authorization

Automatic Employment Authorization Extensions

Eligibility requirements for the 540-day automatic extension are as follows: Individuals must have been issued an EAD card in one of the categories listed by USCIS. (DACA- and F-1 OPT-based EAD cards are not included) Individuals must have filed an application to renew their employment authorization prior to its expiration and based on the same category.

Southern Border Chaos: Title 42 Set to End

Democrats and Republicans both warn of another surge of migrants on May 23, when Title 42 is set to end.  Title 42 is a Trump-era policy which was used to designate hundreds of thousands of migrants for “expulsion,” claiming that allowing these migrants to enter would increase the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. It.

Covid

COVID-19 and Green Cards

Covid-19 Vaccines are the hot topic of the day. Those applying for U.S. green cards must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under a new policy from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Starting October 1, 2021, all green card applicants must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination as part of their medical examinations. There.

Appeal in Immigration

Fair Appeal in Immigration Court

Always preserve your right to a fair appeal in Immigration Court.  Many clients have done an appeal on faulty decisions by immigration judges that wrongly decided the clients’ protections or relief. There are different appellate processes that immigrants must go through. These particular processes depend on the nature of the immigrant’s petition or application, whether.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Many migrant children enter our country unlawfully each year, some alone and some with a single parent.  Our government has created a pathway to status in the U.S. for these “unaccompanied” minors called Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.  Depending on the state the child resides in, the guardian of the child can seek custody, guardianship, or.

Positive Credible Fear Determination

Assistance With a Positive Credible Fear Determination

Has your loved one been wasting away in a federal detention center while attempting to get a  positive credible fear determination?  Allow Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Immigration Team, to assist in helping secure a re-interview or a positive credible fear determination for your loved one.  As of June 30, 2020, the U.S. District Court in.

Presidential Proclamation

Recent Presidential Proclamation

Recently this month, the presidential proclamation (recently issued on June 22, 2020 (#10014) which continued the proclamation issued on April 22, 2020 suspending entry of certain nonimmigrants) was suspended in part due to a preliminary injunction ordered by the district court in five consolidated cases, including Gomez, et al., v. Trump, et al.  This injunction.

Credible Fear

How To Prepare For A Credible Fear Interview

Know someone who is Detained and Interested in Seeking Asylum? When people are detained by the United States government, they must receive a positive credible fear determination from their Credible Fear Interview to be able to pursue claims to asylum or withholding of removal. At the interview, the asylum officer will ask questions, either in.