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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.

Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers provide a free initial consultation for most cases. Call our Los Angeles immigration lawyers at (213) 622-2255 today to start your case!

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

USCIS Raising Filing Fees

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsUSCIS is proposing to raise its fees. The new fees are subject to a comment and review period, but, will go into effect after the comment period, as they have in the past.

Examples of the proposed increases are listed in the following table.

USCIS Completes H-1B Lotteries

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsOn Tuesday, April 12th, USCIS announced that it had completed the H-1B lotteries. It further stated that it will begin premium processing of those applications that made it through the lotteries and that requested premium processing no later than May 16th.

USCIS did not announce how many H-1B applications it actually received.

H-1B Caps Reached

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsUSCIS has announced that both the US advanced degree H-1B cap and the regular H-1B cap have been reached.

USCIS will now finalize the intake of all the petitions received through close of business April 7th, and will then select the applications it will process through a random selection process.

Clinton on Immigration

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clients“We need comprehensive immigration reform with a path to full and equal citizenship. If Congress won’t act, I’ll defend President Obama’s executive actions—and I’ll go even further to keep families together. I’ll end family detention, close private immigrant detention centers, and help more eligible people become naturalized.”

Bernie on Immigration

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clients“As president, I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform that provides a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans lining in this country. But I will not wait for Congress to act. I will take executive action to accomplish what Congress has failed to do and build upon President Obama’s executive orders to unite families.”

Cruz on Immigration

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clients“I will … build a wall that works, triple border security…. We need to stop Obama’s amnesty.”

“Yes, we should deport them … federal law requires that anyone living here illegally that’s apprehended should be deported.”

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:

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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