Supervisory Attorney Giovanna Valdez Reflects on Her Week of Pro Bono Service with the CARA Project in Dilley, Texas in January 2016

In January of 2016, the Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren sent two of its Associate Attorneys, Giovanna Valdez and Lindsay Wunrow, to volunteer through the CARA Project, in representing the detained women and children currently being held in Dilley, Texas. The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, the Refugee and Immigrant Center […]

Senior Supervisory Attorney Leah A. Duckett Interviewed by ViveloHoy on the Role of Your Fingerprints when Applying for an Immigration Benefit

Senior Supervisory Attorney, Leah A. Duckett, was interviewed by ViveloHoy on March 18, 2016 about the power of your fingerprints when applying for an immigration benefit.  She discusses the importance of knowing your criminal record and the impact it can have when applying for any sort of immigration benefit.  You can watch the interview on […]

Senior Supervisory Attorney Leah A. Duckett Interviewed by ViveloHoy on Citizenship

Senior Supervisory Attorney, Leah A. Duckett, was interviewed by ViveloHoy on February 12, 2016 about the importance of applying for citizenship and the process involved.  You can watch the interviews on the ViveloHoy site here. Watch ViveloHoy Video on the Importance of Becoming a U.S. Citizen Watch ViveloHoy Video on the Process of Becoming a […]

Noticias Recientes Recent News October 14, 2015

New Change LIMITS Early Filing of Adjustment of Status Applications

Today, October 14, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will limit when applicants may file an early I-485 Adjustment of Status application, i.e., before the visa has become available, in advance of the applicant’s priority date becoming current. (For an explanation of how the priority date system works, please see our […]

Noticias Recientes Recent News September 16, 2015

Important Changes to the Adjustment of Status Process

On September 9, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), along with Department of State (DOS), announced important changes to the adjustment of status process, which will go into effect beginning on October 1, 2015.  Importantly, many people will now be eligible to apply for adjustment of status even before a visa would be available […]

Certain DACA Recipients must return their 3-year Employment Authorization Documents

USCIS is in the process of collecting the 3-year Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that they issued to DACA recipients after 2/16/15. This affects 2600 people: 2100 people whose EADs were mailed after 2/16/15, and 500 people whose EADs were mailed before 2/16/15, but then were returned as undeliverable to USCIS, and USCIS re-sent them after 2/16/15. USCIS […]

Attorney Kathleen Vannucci Featured on AILA’S Hometown Radio Tour 2015

This year, the Hometown Radio Tour interviews done at National Day of Action on April 16, 2015 reached a larger audience than ever before, demonstrating that the radio outlets are aware of the public interest in immigration issues and that AILA members are perceived as experts on those issues.  AILA National conducted 35 interviews that […]

Nepal Designated for Temporary Protected Status

TPS Fact Sheet: Temporary Protected Status for Nepal On June 24, 2015, in response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security designated Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).[1]  Nationals of Nepal who file a TPS application prior to December 21, 2015 are eligible for immigration […]

Immigrant Heritage Month: Legal Assistant Felipe Urquiza’s Family Immigrant Story

June is National Immigrant Heritage Month! The Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren and Associates is partnering with Fwd.US to promote and celebrate National Immigrant Heritage Month.  During the month of June, we will be featuring profiles of some of our own members’ family immigrant stories. The fifth profile is from Legal Assistant, Felipe Urquiza: I am first generation […]

Attorney Tess Feldman Was Recently Interviewed on CAN TV Discussing Her Pro Bono Work in Dilley, TX

This past Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Attorney Tess Feldman was interviewed on CAN TV in association with the Chicago Legal Clinic.  During her interview, she discussed the issue of family detention and her pro bono work in Dilley, TX where she represented detained women and children seeking asylum in the United States. In March of […]