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: USCIS Offices Will Remain Open – We Will Continue Working On Your Case
As positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the new year, USCIS confirmed that all USCIS offices will be open with extra precautions to prevent the spread of the disease.In areas with the highest number of infections, the agency is encouraging all employees, visitors, and contractors to wear a mask inside federal buildings and to […]
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 […]
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 […]
La columna de Jessica Piedra: First-time DACA Still Frozen
Las nuevas solicitudes de DACA siguen congeladas Desde diciembre de 2020, los inmigrantes han estado solicitando activamente nuevamente protección temporal contra la deportación y un permiso de trabajo renovable otorgado por el programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA). Eso se detuvo en julio de 2021 cuando el juez Hanen dictaminó […]
Hablando con la abogada Jessica Piedra: Update on COVID-19 vaccinations
It’s time to get vaccinated! Starting October 1st, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State demands all Lawful Permanent Residence and Refugee Status applicant’s COVID-19 vaccination documentation.If you are an applicant of these statuses, you will have to complete the COVID-19 vaccine series and provide documentation of vaccination before […]
Hablando con Jessica Piedra: USCIS está solicitando información a los solicitantes de Green Card antes de que termine el año fiscal
El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS) ha informado a la Asociación Americana de Abogados de Inmigración, también conocida como AILA, que van a emitir Solicitudes de Evidencia (RFE) para el Formulario I-693 a todos los solicitantes de Ajuste de Estatus a través de texto, correo electrónico y comunicación telefónica.Están avisando […]
Hablando con Jessica Piedra: Experience brings hope!
A few months ago, hope was lost in Kansas City. Liliana and her husband were discouraged because, after consulting with different lawyers, they were told that they could not continue with her case due to a small complication with her entry documents.During their first meeting, Liliana told attorney Piedra about her situation and what other […]
Hablando con Jessica Piedra: Courts Reopening! – Get Ready!
The Kansas City Immigration Court is finally reopening after being closed due to the pandemic. The time is now to explore other options for your future. We can help you to find a path for your family.Due to the pandemic, the Kansas City Immigration Court closed it’s doors to hearings unless the immigrant is detained. […]
U.S. expands temporary work permits for some U visa applicants
By Roberta PardoThe Biden administration announced Monday (June 14) that it will speed up the process of issuing temporary work permits and deportation relief to some immigrants who are crime victims while their visa cases are pending, multiple media outlets reported.The change will benefit immigrants who have applied for the U visa, a program with […]