Immigration Updates

  • Iraqi and Afghan Translators

    Update on Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan and Iraqi Translators/Interpreters who worked with the US government. The deadline for applications is 12/31/2014. Click on the link below for more information on this and another program that applies to Afghan or Iraqi nationals who were employed by, or on behalf of, the U.S. Government. https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/iraqi-afghan-translator.html…

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  • Update on Passport and Visas from the Dept. of State

    The Department of State has issued an update on the delay in processing passport and visa applications. They estimate it will take weeks before they are at full capacity. For information on how these delays affect travelers click here.…

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  • Passport Processing Delays

    Due to technical problems with the passport/visa system the US Department of State reports delays in issuing documents including passports. This is a worldwide problem. We will provide updates as they become available.…

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  • Diane Chappell-Daly Selected to Receive Maggio Pro Bono Award

    May 13, 2014: I am happy to share the exciting news that I have been selected to receive this year’s Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award! This award is presented annually by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) to one attorney, law firm, or non-profit entity nationally in recognition of their outstanding efforts in providing pro bono representation to deserving aliens in the immigration field. I was nominated for this award based on my work with the Volunteer Lawyers Project (…

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  • I-94 Arrival/Departure History Online

    May 1, 2014: Arrival and departure records are now available online. Travelers may now access records of their arrivals and departures from the US for the past five years. This information is often required on immigration applications. Records that are accessible online can save immigration applicants time. In the past, if immigration applicants did not have this information, they had to file a request for records with CBP. It could take weeks or even months to receive the records. For more info…

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