TPS for Venezuelans extended until 2024

TPS para venezolanos es extendido hasta 2024

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status – TPS for Venezuela until March 10, 2024. The 18-month extension will be effective from September 10, 2022.  Only beneficiaries under Venezuela’s existing designation, and who were already residing in the United States as of March 8, 2021, are eligible to re-register […]

Guatemalan family reunited after 12 years

Guatemalan family reunited after 12 years

In late 2019, a potential client called the Law Office of Jessica Piedra for help. His wife had already been in Guatemala for 10 years, with little chance of returning to the United States. She had received a 10-year bar from entering the country after her consular case was denied. He had tried to resolve […]

Work Permits Extended From 180 to 540 Days

Work Permits Extended From 180 to 540 Days

USCIS announced a new rule that increases the automatic extension period of some work permits from 180 to 540 days.  Effective May 4, 2022, the measure applies to certain renewal applicants who have filed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, who qualify for an automatic extension of their employment authorization and/or EAD while their application […]

Importance of a Legal Consultation

Two man shaking hands after having a legal consultation

Let’s say you have a legal situation and need a lawyer. What should you do first? After researching on your own and asking friends and family for referrals, a legal consultation with your next attorney is the next step to take. You arrange a time and place, and you meet with this attorney for a […]

Fee Waiver – Are you eligible?

I-912, Request for Fee Waiver

Did you know that you can save money on your application with the immigration service? At the Law Office of Jessica Piedra, we always check to see if our clients are eligible for a fee waiver for their cases.  A fee waiver is applicable for the following cases: Citizenship, Renewal of Permanent Residency, VAWA, and […]

USCIS Offices Will Remain Open

USCIS Offices Will Remain Open

As positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the new year, USCIS confirmed that all USCIS offices will be open with extra precautions to prevent the spread of the disease. In areas with the highest number of infections, the agency is encouraging all employees, visitors, and contractors to wear a mask inside federal buildings and […]

Who Is Eligible For A U Visa?

who can apply for an u visa

The U Visa, better known as ‘U Nonimmigrant Status’, protects victims of crimes occurring in the United States. Any undocumented person who has suffered substantial mental or physical abuse as a result of a serious crime and has assisted law enforcement authorities in the investigation and prosecution of the crime may apply for a U Visa. […]

U Visa – Good News!

visa u estados unidos de america

We all know Immigration-related cases can take a while, especially after the pandemic. Have you heard about the U Visa? This is a non-immigrant application that allows crime victims to legally live and work in the United States. This is a great option as it increases their opportunities to stay in the US.  However, it […]

Efficient Teamwork Gets Your Immigration Case Filed!

Immigration Law - Law Office of Jessica Piedra

Obtaining immigration benefits can be slow and frustrating. The Law Office of Jessica Piedra has a team of over 30 professionals who work together to get your immigration-related case filed within a month.  Each one of our team members performs special tasks that, when combined, make an efficient system. You can start your case by […]

Las nuevas solicitudes de DACA continúan en espera

DACA first-time applications

Desde diciembre de 2020, los inmigrantes han estado solicitando activamente nuevamente protección temporal contra la deportación y un permiso de trabajo renovable otorgado por el programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA). Eso se detuvo en julio de 2021 cuando el juez Hanen dictaminó que el programa violaba la ley. Desafortunadamente, […]