LA Times Report: Long Beach, CA Answers the Biden Administration Call to Provide Shelter to Migrant Children

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia has answered the Biden Administration’s call to provide local support for vulnerable migrants. Himself an immigrant from Peru, Mayor Garcia is moving forward with a plan to house up to 1,000 vulnerable migrant children at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment... READ MORE

Three Tips to Avoid Visa Delays (And How to Get Your Visa Out of Administrative Processing)

Unfortunately, the U.S. immigration process can move slowly. In some cases, visa applications are stuck processing for months, or even longer. One of the most common questions that people have for an immigration attorney is: How can I expedite my visa application? In this article, our Los Angeles visa delay attorneys offer three tips to... READ MORE

President Biden Selects Two Vocal Trump Administration Critics to Lead Immigration Agencies

On April 12th, 2021, President Biden announced his selections for two key immigration positions, the head of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the head of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). According to reporting from The Hill, President Biden has selected Chris Magnus for CHP and Ur Jaddou for USCIS—both vocal critics of... READ MORE

New York Creates $2.1 Billion COVID-19 Relief Fund for Undocumented Workers—Could California Be Next?

According to a report from The New York Times, the State of New York recently announced the creation of a $2.1 billion fund to support undocumented workers who lost wages due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. A first-of-its-kind state program, the New York fund offers considerable promise for supporting people who need financial assistance.... READ MORE

Public Opinion Poll Shows Strong Support for Extending State Health Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, a new public opinion poll shows that California voters are in favor of the state expanding health coverage and medical benefits to undocumented adults. Recently introduced by a group of lawmakers in Sacramento, Assembly Bill 4 (AB 4) would allow all low-income adults to enroll in... READ MORE

With Key Case Looming in a Texas Court, Department of Homeland Security Moves to “Preserve and Fortify” DACA

According to a report from CBS News, the Biden Administration is safeguarding DACA. Citing an Executive Order from the president, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has issued a proposed rule that will help to “preserve and fortify” DACA. Notably, a Texas court is expected to release an important decision in a DACA... READ MORE

A Background Check Or Administrative Processing

Today I’m answering a question from the Facebook group about 221-G, administrative processing, and it comes from somebody named Zi Han. Zi Han, I hope you’re doing well and you’re safe. He got a response to an inquiry from an embassy and he wants to know if his case is on background check or normal... READ MORE

Administrative Processing Mystery Revealed!

I recently got a question from someone with a visa that’s been stuck in administrative processing. He asked me, “Do you think that the pen that the consular officer writes with on the 221G paper matters? Like for example, the consular officer wrote with a red pen, and some people are telling me that a... READ MORE

Immigration Rights Advocates in Massachusetts Raise Concerns About Fair and Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Access

According to a report from Boston 25 News, two undocumented immigrants were denied access to the COVID-19 vaccine based solely on their immigration status at an undisclosed Rite-Aid location in Southern California. The company has since apologized for the unfair and inequitable denial of vaccines. At the same time, immigrant rights activists are raising concerns... READ MORE