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Hablando con la abogada Jessica Piedra: The wait is over for 245i!

The time has finally arrived to move forward on the petitions filed under 245i in 2001 for Mexicans! Many of you filed applications at that time through siblings and parents in the hopes that you could obtain permanent residency without having to leave the US. Now, the government is finally accepting the second step for […]

La comumna de Jessica Piedra : Importance of a Legal Consultation

Let’s say you have a legal situation and need a lawyer. What should you do first? After researching on your own and asking friends and family for referrals, a consultation with your next attorney is the next step to take. You arrange a time and place, and you meet with this attorney for a consultation.But […]

Hablando con la abogada Jesica Piedra: Fee Waiver – Are you eligible?

Did you know that you can save money on your application with the immigration service? At the Law Office of Jessica Piedra, we always check to see if our clients are eligible for a fee waiver for their case. A fee waiver is applicable for the following cases: Citizenship, Renewal of Permanent Residency, VAWA, and […]

Hablando con la abogada Jessica Piedra: Citizenship Eligibility: Could I apply?

The Naturalization process is the one in which Lawful Permanent Residents are granted U.S. citizenship once they meet the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).Some of the many benefits that being a U.S. citizen brings are better employment opportunities (especially Government jobs), the right to vote in the election periods, […]

Biden increases temporary work visas

By Tere Siqueira The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Monday (Dec. 20) that the Biden administration will make 20,000 more nonagricultural guest-worker visas available during the winter, CNN reported.People from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti are among those who will receive the visas, CNN reported. Because the U.S. Border Patrol has apprehended 700,000-plus […]

La Columna de Jessica Piedra: Who’s eligible for a U Visa?

Better known as ‘U Nonimmigrant Status’, the U Visa protects victims of crimes occurring in the United States. Any undocumented person who has suffered substantial mental or physical abuse as a result of a serious crime and has assisted law enforcement authorities in the investigation and prosecution of the crime, may apply for a U […]

Hablando con la Abogada Jessica Piedra: U Visa Applicants – Good News!

We all know Immigration-related cases can take a while, especially after the pandemic. Have you heard about the U Visa? This is a non-immigrant application that allows crime victims to legally live and work in the United States. This is a great option as it increases their opportunities to stay in the US.However, it is […]