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The Public Charge Rule and how it affects individuals in Immigrant and Non Immigrant Population

The Public Charge Rule and how it affects individuals in Immigrant and Non Immigrant Population

On Feb. 24, 2020, USCIS implemented the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule nationwide, including in Illinois.

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USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

If you are planning to premium process your case, please note that USCIS has halted Premium Processing as of March 20, 2020. Consider filing your cases earlier to avoid a gap in your ability to work and to know more considering contacting your immigration attorney. Please don’t hesitate to call us for a free consultation.

USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Update: USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dear Clients:

We hope you and your family are doing well and staying healthy. We know this is a challenging time for all as we navigate the current news about COVID-19. We want you to know we remain committed to working with you to ensure the success of your case.

Starting March 20th we will have varying office hours and will only be in the office to check mail and mail out cases. If you need to get a hold of any of us, please find the information below. Email works and we each have a direct office line as we will be working remotely.

Staff Member / Attorney Email Direct Line
Pia Dyquiangco, Attorney pia@lewislawonline.com 716.249.6699
Brandon Lewis, Attorney Blewis@lewislawonline.com 716.249.6779
Jan Capulong, Sr. Paralegal jan@lewislawonline.com 716.249.6755
Andrea Pacheco, Paralegal Andrea@lewislawonline.com 716.249.6652
Susana Camaj, Receptionist receptionist@lewislawonline.com 716.249.6584

Please note that if you need to book a teleconference appointment with one of our attorneys, please email Susana at receptionist@lewislawonline.com or call her at the number above. She will schedule you a time to speak with your attorney. If you need to pay your bill or submit your fees, please feel free to mail your check issued to the Lewis Law Group, APLC to our address or ask your paralegal or attorney for the Wire Transfer Information or Credit Card form.

Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LewislawgroupOC to receive updated news on our office hours.

Please note that USCIS constantly posts updates on their office closures and information. Please check this website often. https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-response-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

ALERT: As of March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has suspended routine in-person services until at least April 1 to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). USCIS staff will continue to perform duties that do not involve contact with the public. However, USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations. Please contact one of our attorneys if you have any emergency situations.USCIS domestic field offices will send notices with instructions to applicants and petitioners with scheduled interview appointments or naturalization ceremonies impacted by this closure. They will automatically be rescheduled once normal operations resume. Individuals who had InfoPass appointments with a Field Office must reschedule through the USCIS Contact Center.

We will continue to work on your case, receive mail and contact you if your case has any progress or news from USCIS. We ask that you please have patience and work with us during this challenging time and together we can achieve success on your case. Thank you.

Sincerely,

The Lewis Law Group, APLC

Same Sex Marriage and Federal Benefits

Same Sex Marriage and Federal Benefits

Lewis Law Group has begun assisting clients who are being petitioned by their Same Sex Partners. USCIS is now accepting petitions from US Citizens or Lawful Permanent Resident in a same sex marriage to a Foreign National. Our attorneys are experienced in marriage based adjustment of status and accompany all of our clients to their USCIS interviews. Please call us for a free consultation.

Article from Department of Homeland Security confirming their treatment of the law after DOMA was struck down: http://www.dhs.gov/topic/implementation-supreme-court-ruling-defense-marriage-act