As of July 2021, Pyrus Law has moved! Our new address is 2100 Geng Road, Suite 210, Palo Alto, CA 94303. Our address may be different, but if you visit our office you’ll see we haven’t gone far. Our new location is just on the other side of the parking lot.
DACA– The Saga Continues…
Today, the DHS put out a statement and memo addressing how they would be handling DACA in light of the Supreme Court decision and the District Court order to reinstate DACA.
DACA– Advance Parole
I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about advance parole and the latest update, so here it is...
Daca Updates- Uscis Is Not Accepting Initial Applications
Colleagues reported today that initial filed DACA applications after the SCOTUS decision have been rejected and returned as USCIS is not currently accepting initial DACA applications. This suggests USCIS is also not accepting applications for advance parole from DACA grantees.
It’s been all over the news lately– a DREAMer (DACA grantee) was deported in February despite what appears to be continued qualification for DACA. It doesn’t look like he had any disqualifying criminal or other activities and yet he was still removed because he left his work authorization in his friend’s car with his wallet. The stories say the ICE officer would not allow him to go retrieve his wallet to prove that he had valid DACA and was then coerced to sign a bunch of documents which led to what DHS is claiming was a “voluntary departure”.
“Abuela” from Jane the Virgin
Oh my! It’s almost been 2 years since my last blog post- where has the time gone? Well in an attempt to revive my blog and create new content, I’ve decided to combine my expertise and knowledge in immigration law with one of my favorite after work unwinding activities- watching TV.
Lunar New Year
As an immigration attorney, I have the privilege of working with people from all sorts of different cultures and countries. My favorite part of immigration law is visiting USCIS and sitting in the waiting room with handfuls of other people and seeing them interact with their loved ones. It’s such a unique experience to observe how differently we interact with each other and how each of our unique cultures has shaped us. Today is the first day of the new lunar year, which is the biggest holiday in my culture.
Unlawful Presence Waivers
USCIS published its final version of a much anticipated new rule that will allow certain immediate family members of U.S. citizens who are physically present in the United States to apply for a waiver to waive their unlawful presence PRIOR to their departure to their home country for a visa interview.