Volunteers are needed for the February Citizenship Clinic at SeaTac Airport. Volunteering is a great way to gain experience in the naturalization process and to help eligible applicants become U.S. citizens!
If you are a U.S. citizen and have children under the age of eighteen years old living in the United States who are Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) living in your legal and physical custody, they may be able to derive U.S. citizenship from you. Check out this flyer for more information. If you have questions or would like to discuss your child’s case, please call the Law Office of Lauren M. Ransford, PLLC at (206) 354-4791 http://www.ransfordlaw.com.
Becoming a U.S. citizen can be a confusing process. This pdf explains the basics of eligibility and what to expect when you apply. If you have any questions, including about eligibility or the good moral character requirement, please reach out to me at (206) 354-4791 or visit www.ransfordlaw.com to schedule a consultation. #AILAStandsWithImmigrants
Congratulations to everyone who was sworn in at this year’s Veterans Day Naturalization Ceremonies! U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted photos and videos of the swearing in ceremonies here:
U visa nonimmigrant status (U visa) is available to victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.
The BFD process is used to grant deferred action and issue employment authorization to U-visa petitioners who are found to have bona fide applications.
USCIS stated that the determination of whether a petition is bona fide is based on whether the application is complete, including evidence and background checks, as well as whether there are any national security or public safety risks. Keep in mind that this is a discretionary determination.
Please also keep in mind that a BFD does not guarantee that USCIS will grant your U-visa petition. You do not need to take any affirmative action if your U-visa petition is currently pending. USCIS will review cases and make determinations. Unfortunately, there are no timelines for how long USCIS will take to review a pending petition.
If you have questions regarding the U visa process, the BFD process or believe that you may be eligible for employment authorization as a bona fide U-visa petitioner, please contact me at the Law Office of Lauren M. Ransford, PLLC – (206) 354-4791 or email@example.com.
These days, we are seeing long delays in getting Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) and Advance Parole Documents from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This flyer has helpful information and tips on expediting your case.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 354-4791 to discuss options you may have.
Canada has said it will reopen the U.S.-Canada land border to fully vaccinated Americans and lawful permanent residents for nonessential travel on August 9, 2021. The U.S has extended pandemic restrictions on nonessential travel at the U.S.-Canada land border at least until August 21. Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents will be allowed to return to the U.S., as this is considered essential travel.