DACA – What Happened?

On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court finally issued its decision in the DACA case. The question in the case was whether it was legal for the government to suddenly cancel the DACA program* in 2017.  The decision was NO, it wasn’t legal to do that.  What does this mean? Despite the Trump administration’s…

Do I Need to Report Address Changes?

Moving is something we all do at least once in our lives – but regarding your immigration case, is it vital to report any changes to CIS. Due to changes in regulations, it is more serious than ever to file address changes. Not only can a willful failure to file lead to civil monetary penalties,…

What is a Consultation?

A consultation is a confidential meeting to explain the details of your situation and case fully. What other information is exchanged during this time? Your consultation is the perfect time to discuss future timelines and fees. All information shared is confidential, which allows an opportunity for more honest and complete explanations. Even if you do…

Have you ever wondered what a typical workday for an immigration lawyer and its employees entails?

So much of our daily work is summarized in this article.  Immigration lawyers do what we can with a very unforgiving legal system.   Original article from: Hagar, Sheila, and Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. “Immigration Law Workers Carry Burden of Others’ Lives.” Union-Bulletin, 12 Jan. 2020, www.union-bulletin.com/news/immigration-law-workers-carry-burden-of-others-lives/article_47f625a6-4a63-5f42-9db4-c1f33a19cf6b.html?utm_medium.    Immigration law workers carry burden of others’ lives…

2019 Year in Review!

  As we welcome 2020, we look forward to another fantastic year at Seifert Law Offices. As we anticipate what the New Year holds, we also want to acknowledge all the great work and progress that 2019 brought to our offices. 2019 was monumental for Seifert Law Offices – marking 30 years of business! Two…

Immigrants’ Rights Gain Ground in the States

Immigrants’ Rights Gain Ground in the States: 2018-2019

Original post from the National Immigration Law Center. While the U.S. president took multiple actions during the past two years to restrict immigration and make life more difficult for immigrants in the United States, states overwhelmingly rejected harsh measures and instead advanced policies that improve the lives of immigrants in their communities across the country.…

Citizenship may become harder to get

Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expanded its policy guidance regarding “unlawful acts” that may prevent an applicant from meeting the good moral character (GMC) requirement for naturalization. The commission of, or conviction or imprisonment for, an unlawful act, during the statutory period for naturalization, (three or five years) may render an applicant ineligible for naturalization should…