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Category Archive: Immigration

June 18, 2024

Parole in Place Expanded By White House Today

“Parole in place,” a legal benefit currently available to certain family members of those in the military, has been expanded to hundreds of thousands of other individuals in the U.S. by President Biden. Certain spouses of U.S. citizens will have new legal options now. How […]

May 8, 2024

How to Check Your Immigration Status

Understanding your immigration status is crucial to ensure that you are on track with your application and to address any issues that may arise. If you need assistance with your immigration process, J. Sparks Law, PLLC is here to help. Contact our experienced Austin immigration […]

March 8, 2024

What Is I-601a Processing Time After Biometrics?

To apply for a provisional unlawful presence waiver, you must complete Form I-601A and submit it to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Once the USCIS has approved your application, you can attend a green card application at your country of origin, U.S. embassy, […]

February 23, 2024

What Happens If You Call Immigration on Someone?

Immigration issues can be complex and overwhelming, especially if you find yourself in a situation where you feel the need to report someone to the immigration authorities. However, it is essential to fully understand such a decision’s potential consequences and implications. In this blog post, […]

January 31, 2024

VAWA Processing Time

VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) immigration petitions take two years and two months to process on average. Sometimes, it takes up to two years and six months to process. If you file a green card application at the same time as the VAWA petition, the […]

January 30, 2024

Immigration and Nationality Act Section 245(i)

You might be surprised to know there is a way for undocumented immigrants currently in the United States to gain legal status without leaving here. Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) states that if a person has a labor certification application or […]

January 22, 2024

Who Can Be a Petitioner for Family-Based Immigration?

If you are an immigrant permanently living with proper documentation in the United States, you have the right to bring over your immediate family members. In this article, our Austin immigration lawyers explore the nuts and bolts of family-based immigration, family-based petitions, and, specifically, who […]

November 27, 2023

What does it mean to file a petition with USCIS?

The process of immigration usually starts with the filing of a petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A petition is a document that contains information about a noncitizen who wishes to immigrate to the U.S. The petition is usually filed by […]

November 10, 2023

Can an Illegal Immigrant Work in the US?

Estimates indicate that about 11.4 million undocumented immigrants are living in the United States. Many people need to earn a living and support families, even if they have unauthorized status. It is common to wonder under what circumstances illegal immigrants can work in the U.S. […]

July 6, 2023

USCIS Offices for People in Austin

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a government agency under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which handles the majority of immigration applications in the U.S. If you are a foreign citizen living in the Austin area, you might wonder where the nearest […]

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