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June 2018 Archives

Criminal Arrest Can Also Affect Work Permits | OPT and STEM

Unlike previous versions, the current version of the I-765 application for work authorization specifically asks about arrests. Under question number 23, which pertains to those who are applying under eligibility categories (c)(35) or (c)(36), the form asks: "have you EVER been arrested for and/or convicted of any crime?" (c)(35) relates to a Principal Beneficiary of an Approved Employment-based Immigrant Petition Facing Compelling Circumstances; and (c)(36) is for Spouses or Unmarried Children of a Principal Beneficiary of an Approved Employment-based Immigrant Petition.

New Jersey DACA and DREAM ACT lawyer | Disqualifying Crimes

Pursuant to pending litigation, the DACA program-once thought expired-is still in operation. USCIS is currently accepting renewal applications, and depending on the outcome of a pending case, may soon start accepting initial applications from those who did not apply for deferred action previously. The benefits of deferred action have been discussed previously, the most notable of which are protection from removal and employment authorization. That being said, not everyone with DACA status will necessarily qualify to renew it. It is not uncommon for those who have been granted DACA to commit acts which will jeopardize their ability to renew. And contrary to popular belief, DWI and criminal felonies are not the only means by which an individual will be denied.

TPS Registration for Honduras Now Open

Last week, USCIS issued an important announcement pertaining to TPS for Honduras. The re-registration procedures have been officially published in the Federal Register, and those wishing to maintain their status through January 5, 2020 (the effective termination date of TPS for Honduras) must get their re-registration forms in between now and August 6, 2018.

Transferring to New School Will Cancel OPT Work Permit | F-1 Student Alert

Last week, we alerted our readers about a forthcoming USCIS policy change for foreign students. Under the new guidelines, scheduled to take effect August 9, 2018, unlawful presence will begin to accrue immediately under a series of triggering events. For more information on the unlawful presence bar and the new policy, please click here.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

    • The National Advocates | Top 100 Lawyers
    • Rated by Super Lawyers | Angie Garasia | 5 Years
    • Avvo Rating 10.0 | Superb
    • Client Distinction Award martindale.com | 2016 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
    • New Jersey State Bar Association | Paris Lee Chair - Immigration Section 2015-2016
    • Nationally Recognized | Newsweek Nationwide Showcase | Top Attorneys 2013
    • New Jersey Chapter | American Immigration Lawyers Association | Angie Garasia | Chapter Chair 2015-2016
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