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Wondering if any of President Obama’s Executive Actions apply to you?

23:52 24 November in News Updates

The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions -- Benefits for individuals in the United States pursuant to employment-based visas: Below is a summary of the issues pertaining to individuals in the U.S. pursuant to employment-based visas.  The details are still unclear.  Specifically, eligibility criteria, process for application, timing of regulations are largely unknown.     However, these are the principal components as we currently understand them. Timing of Filing for Adjustment of Status for quota backlogged individuals    The ability of individuals with an approved I-140 employment-based immigrant petition who are caught in the quota backlogs to file for adjustment of status will be advanced to...

Immigration Accountability Executive Action

15:24 24 November in News Updates

On November 20th, President Obama confirmed that he will sign an Immigration Accountability Executive Action. His speech was brief, but he highlighted the main points of his Executive Action. The White House has outlined these in a fact sheet and posted it on its website -- http://m.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/20/fact-sheet-immigration-accountability-executive-action. We wanted to highlight a few: Creating a mechanism that requires certain undocumented immigrants to pass a background check to make sure that they start paying their fair share in taxes. In order to promote public safety, DHS is establishing a new deferred action program for parents of U.S. Citizens or LPRs who are not enforcement...

December 2014 Visa Bulletin

23:04 18 November in News Updates

This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during December. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security reports applicants for adjustment of status....

November 2014 Visa Bulletin

23:01 18 November in News Updates

This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during November. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security reports applicants for adjustment of status. ...

LAC ranked First Tier in San Diego, CA

15:07 11 November in News Updates

Larrabee Albi Coker LLP is ranked First Tier in San Diego, California in Immigration Law for 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.  The U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process....

Permanent Residence

07:48 11 November in Immigration

LAC provides our clients clear, accurate, and timely legal guidance that supports their business hiring decisions. We are able to anticipate potential problems and gaps in the process, thereby building and maintaining the immigration bridge between your business' goals and employees' needs. This allows employers and employees to get straight to work, focusing on productivity, rather than spending time, energy and money trying to find a way through the confusing maze of...

Temporary Visas

07:48 11 November in Immigration

LAC provides our clients clear, accurate, and timely legal guidance that supports their business hiring decisions. We are able to anticipate potential problems and gaps in the process, thereby building and maintaining the immigration bridge between your business' goals and employees' needs. This allows employers and employees to get straight to work, focusing on productivity, rather than spending time, energy and money trying to find a way through the confusing maze of...

Immigration Compliance

07:38 11 November in Immigration

Larrabee Albi Coker LLP is a specialty law firm engaged exclusively in the practice of United States Immigration and Nationality Law. The Firm is a nationally-recognized leader in the field of employment-based immigration. It is well-respected for its extensive substantive knowledge of immigration law, as well as the ethical, political and economic aspects of immigration law and policy....

Registration Period for the 2016 Diversity Visa Lottery to Begin October 1, 2014

12:04 03 October in News Updates

The 2016 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery online entry period will begin at Noon ET on October 1, 2014, and will end at Noon ET on November 3, 2014. Applicants may access the eligibility requirements, instructions for application, and FAQs for the 2016 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program at: http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/DV-2016-Instructions-Translations/DV_2016_Instructions_English.pdf. The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (also known as the Green Card Lottery) provides immigrant visas each fiscal year for persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Essentially, this program provides certain nationalities with the opportunity to win the chance to apply for a green card, without having to qualify...