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IMPORTANT information about the ICE raids
As has been reported by numerous media outlets, Immigration + Customs Enforcement has begun engaging in raids to remove Central American immigrants who have recently entered the United States unlawfully. Know your rights! Call 617-936-3242 or email David@Spitzerimmigrationlaw.com to find out more and learn how to protect yourself!
Now is the perfect time to apply for Citizenship!
Now is the perfect time to apply for United States Citizenship! If you have been a Legal Permanent Resident for at least 5 years (or even 3 years in some cases), you might be eligible. If you are interested in voting in the 2016 Election, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible to see if you can apply! Call 617-936-3242 to schedule a free consultation with me today!
USCIS to Welcome More Than 36,000 Citizens During Annual Constitution and Citizenship Day
Expansion of the Unlawful Presence Waiver
USCIS announced that they will be expanding the eligibility for Unlawful Presence Waivers to spouses and children of Legal Permanent Residents! Unlawful Presence Waivers are one of the only pathways to getting a green card and US Citizenship for those who entered the United States without a visa. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, call my office at 617-936-3242!
USCIS Announcement of Expansion of Unlawful Presence Waiver
Temporary Protected Status for citizens of Nepal
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has officially announced that citizens of Nepal who are present in the United States can apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), an employment authorization document, and a social security number. Call 617-936-3242 to schedule a free consultation with me today!
Homeland Security Announcement of TPS for citizens of Nepal
Will TPS be granted for Citizens of Nepal?
Will Temporary Protected Status (TPS) be granted for citizens of Nepal due to the massive earthquake in Gorkha? It is currently being debated in the House of Representatives.
Democrats urge TPS for Citizens of Nepal
Last Day to Apply for TPS by Residents of Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone!
The LAST day for citizens of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone to apply for TPS and a Work Permit is Wednesday, May 20th, 2015. If you are from one of those countries and have not yet applied for TPS, please call 617-936-3242 as soon as possible to learn more!
USCIS Announcement on TPS for citizens of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone
Undocumented Immigrants pay Billions in Taxes
There is a common misconception held by millions of Americans, that undocumented immigrant workers never pay taxes like most other US Residents. According to Marketwatch, however, this could not be further from the truth.
Marketwatch study
May 2015 Visa Bulletin Released by the National Visa Center
National Visa Center's March 2015 Visa Bulletin
USCIS will begin accepting H-1B Visa Applications for Fiscal Year 2016 on April 1, 2015
If you are seeking an H-1B Visa to work in the United States for Fiscal Year 2016 (beginning October 1, 2015), you should have your application submitted on April 1, 2015, or as soon as possible after that date. If you would like to learn more about the H-1B Visa process, please contact Attorney David Spitzer at 617-936-3242!
USCIS' Announcement for H-1B Applicants for Fiscal Year 2016
April 2015 Visa Bulletin Released by the National Visa Center
National Visa Center's April 2015 Visa Bulletin
Instructions for late re-registration for TPS beneficiaries
If you have TPS and did not re-register during the required registration period, you can still retain your TPS and work permit. However, it is important that you speak to an attorney prior to re-registering for TPS. Feel free to call Attorney David Spitzer anytime at 617-936-3242!
USCIS instructions for late re-filing of TPS
Congress passes a bill to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security!
The United States Congress has passed a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security, finally! We are still waiting on the judicial resolution of President Obama's Immigration Executive Action, although hopefully we will have a resolution sometime soon.
Washington Post: Congress agrees to fund the Department of Homeland Security
Certain people present on an H-4 visa are now eligible to apply for work permits
Previously, all spouses of H-1B visa holders who were present in H-4 visa status were not eligible to work legally in the United States. Beginning on May 26, 2015, spouses of H-1B visa holders who have an I-140 Petition filed on their behalf, are now eligible to apply for a work permit, social security number, and driver's license.
Department of Homeland Security Press Release
Jeh Johnson on the potential DHS shutdown
The House of Representatives has refused to continue funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) if a portion of funds will be used in implementing President Obama's Executive Actions on immigration. If an agreement is not reached before Friday, February 27, DHS will shut down indefinitely. The Director of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has expressed concern over the consequences of a DHS shut down. Read what he had to say here:
Jeh Johnson's remarks on the potential DHS shutdown
Refugee and Parole Processing for Minors in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala
Children living in Honduras, El Salvador, or Guatemala, whose parents are living in the United States as a Permanent Resident, with TPS, as a Parolee, with Deferred Action, Deferred Enforced Departure, or Withholding of Removal, MAY be eligible for parole into the United States to be reunited with their parents. To learn more about this program, contact Attorney David Spitzer at 617-936-3242.
Refugee/Parole Processing for Minors in Honduras, El Salvador, or Guatemala
March 2015 Visa Bulletin Released by the National Visa Center
National Visa Center's March 2015 Visa Bulletin
USCIS to Begin Accepting Expanded DACA Applications
USCIS will begin accepting applications for EXPANDED DACA on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. In order to qualify for Expanded DACA, one must have entered the US before turning 16 years old; have lived in the US continuously since January 1, 2010; and have met all of the other DACA guidelines. To learn more about whether you may qualify for the new DACA, please call Attorney David Spitzer at 617-936-3242!
USCIS Press Release for the New DACA
Temporary Protected Status Extended for El Salvador
USCIS has announced that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for eligible nationals of El Salvador, from March 10, 2015 until September 9, 2016. Current Salvadoran TPS holders must re-register for TPS at a date BEFORE March 9, 2015. To learn more about whether you should re-register for TPS, please call Attorney David Spitzer at 617-936-3242!
USCIS Press Release for TPS Extension

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92 State Street, 6th Floor

Boston, MA 02109

617-936-3242