Immigration Updates

  • Replace Green Card

    Good News for Green Card Replacement: Those who need to either renew or replace their green cards may now do it online. Green cards have an expiration date that is normally 10 years from the date of approval of the green card application. The expiration date is listed on the card. Although permanent resident (Green Card) status does not expire, the card itself expires. What does this mean? It means that even though your card expires, your permanent residence status does not expire. You remain …

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  • New Immigration Team

    New Immigration Team: After more than 21 years of practicing in the area of immigration law in central New York, Diane Chappell-Daly has decided to take advantage of an opportunity to form an immigration team with attorney, Janet E. Moon. As of September 30, 2015, the practice will be known as the Moon Law Office LLC (Formerly known as The Law Office of Diane R. Chappell-Daly). Janet and Diane will work together offering immigration law services to the Syracuse area and beyond. Janet is admitted…

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  • Naturalization Fee Payment

    USCIS announced recently that naturalization applicants may now pay the filing fee for their application, Form N-400, with a credit card. This is the only immigration application fee that may be paid with a credit card. For information on how to use a credit card to pay the Filing Fee for your application for naturalization see Naturalization Filing Fee.…

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  • Three Groups Most Likely to be Deported (New Immigration Policy)

    Three Groups Most likely to be Deported: A change in immigration policy announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will affect 11 million people who are in the US without documents (sometimes called illegal immigrants). DHS will focus on deporting the following three groups of undocumented immigrants. Convicted Criminals Terrorist Suspects Those who have recently crossed the US border (Since January 2014) For more information on this change in enforcement policy see Who will be d…

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  • DACA- Three-Year Approval Alert

    If you received a Three-Year DACA work permit card from USCIS that was issued, or mailed, after February 16, 2015, read this alert and follow the directions carefully. The card must be returned by July 30, 2015. If it is not returned, you could lose your DACA approval and your work permit. Did You Receive a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 3-Year Work Permit after February 16, 2015? You should have received a letter telling you to return it. If so, you need to get it back to USCIS…

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