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Eng & Nishimura is a Los Angeles based Immigration law firm. Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers successfully handle immigration cases on behalf of clients throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and United States and from all countries in the world.

Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers handle immigration cases including employment based immigration (PERM Labor Certifications, Schedule A, Religious workers, H-1B, L-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, O, P, EB1, EB2, etc.) family based immigration, and naturalization / citizenship.

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Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers have successfully represented clients before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the US Department of State, the US Department of Labor, Federal District Court, and Federal Courts of Appeal, among others.

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Immigration News

US Embassy in Havana, Cuba Now Open

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsThe US Embassy in Havana, Cuba is now open. It is located Calzada between L and M Streets, Vedado, Havana. Its hours are Monday thru Thursday from 8am to 4:30pm and Fridays from 8am to 3:30pm. As with all other consular posts, it is closed on both US holidays and the holidays of the host country, Cuba.

US to Open Embassy in Cuba

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsUS will open Embassy in Cuba on July 20th. Some in Congress are threatening to withhold money and confirmation of an ambassador.

USCIS Announces TPS for Nepal

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsUSCIS has announced TPS for Nepal.

The registration period for TPS began today, June 24th and will end on December 21st.

To be eligible for TPS, applicants must have been continuously in the US since at least June 24th.

Republicans File Brief Against DACA

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsRepublicans in both houses of Congress have filed an amicus brief with the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit strongly opposing DACA. Among those filing the brief are Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, both of whom are running for President. It is therefore almost certain that, if elected, they will do away with DACA.

Those signing the brief are:

H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin April 27th

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsUSCIS has updated its statement regarding the start of Premium Processing for H-1Bs subject to the cap. It has announced that Premium Processing will begin on April 27th.

Employers wishing to upgrade their filings to Premium Processing will need to have the receipt number of the H-1B filing in order to do so.

H-1B Lottery Held

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsUSCIS has announced that it received nearly 233,000 H-1B petitions during the April 1 - April 7, 2015 filing period. There are only 85,000 visas available (65,000 general cap, plus 20,000 US advance degree cap), meaning that less than half of the received applications will be processed.

H-1B Caps Reached

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsUSCIS has announced that the H-1B caps have been reached. It will now enter all the applications received through close of business Friday, April 7, 2015, into their system so that they can then run the lottery to select those applications that will be processed.

Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Begins February 18th

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsUSCIS has announced that it will begin accepting application for Deferred Action (DACA) for those individuals who entered the US under the age of 16 and have continuously been in the US since before January 1, 2010. It will begin doing so on February 18th. Federal District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued a preliminary injunction on February 16th preventing the government from starting the expanded DACA as planned.

Republicans Sue Obama

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsRepublicans sue President Obama to try to stop the Deferred Action plans Obama announced on November 20, 2014.

The Republican lawsuits, including one filed by Sheriff Arpaio, have a very low probability of success on the merits, but could derail Obama’s actions.

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