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2019 Diversity Visa Lottery To Begin

The Department of State has announced that it will begin accepting entries for the 2019 Diversity Immigrant (DV-2019) Visa Program beginning at 12:00 pm (noon) Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 and ending at 12:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The program is for immigrants from counties with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. Persons from the following countries are not eligible: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR,… Read More

The Phase-Out Of DACA

As of September 5, 2017, the USCIS will not accept new DACA applications, but will continue to adjudicate new applications that were filed on or before September 5, 2017. The USCIS will accept extension applications form existing DACA recipients whose benefits (deferred action and employment authorization) will expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. These extension applications, however, must be filed by October 5, 2017. Those DACA recipients with a valid Advance Parole Document and that are eligible to travel internationally, can continue to use the document for the period of its validity. New or pending applications for an Advance… Read More

Recent USCIS Form Updates

Recently the following forms have been updated: Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur. New edition dated 05/30/17. Starting 8/28/2017, we will only accept the 05/30/17 edition. Until then, you can use the 04/10/17 edition. Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. New edition dated 05/16/17. Starting 8/28/2017, we will only accept the 05/16/17 edition. Until then, you can use the 12/29/14 edition. Form I-687, Application for Status as a Temporary Resident Under Section 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act. New edition dated 06/20/17. Previous editions accepted. For more information, please visit the USCIS Forms Updates page.

Myron Morales named 10 Best Immigration Attorneys

Today, the American Institute of Legal Counsel named Myron Morales as one of the Top 10 Immigration Attorneys in the State of Texas for client satisfaction. Mr. Morales stated, “Our firm has always put the client’s goals and needs first. We will continue to develop unique and thoughtful immigration solutions for our clients.”

USCIS San Antonio Field Office Moves to New Facility

The San Antonio Field Office will be moving to a new location in October 2016. The office will be closed to the public October 20-31, 2016. It will reopen on November 1, 2016 at 20760 North US Highway 281 San Antonio, TX 78258.  All interviews scheduled after October 31, 2016 will take place at this new address.

Photographs No Longer Required for Naturalization Applications

We would like to share two important updates to filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, now that it is processed electronically. All applicants (except those who reside overseas): No longer need to submit two passport-style photographs. We will capture their photographs when they appear at the Application Support Center (ASC) for their biometrics appointment. Will be scheduled for a biometric service appointment at a local ASC for collection of their fingerprints, photographs and signature, regardless of their age. USCIS used to waive the fingerprint requirement for applicants 75 years or older, which meant they were not required to appear at… Read More

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