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DACA Application Rejected? Immigration Lawyer in Orange County says try again!

A renowned Immigration lawyer in Orange County has shared with us the details on the recent news on DACA Application. Recently, temporary citizens of the U.S. were asked to submit their applications under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) that previously allowed them to stay in the country. Now, however, the application was to ensure that their status remained the same and the criteria changed drastically. The last date of the application was October 5 but after a number of reports of applications getting rejected by terming them “Late” the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has offered another opportunity. This offer is only valid on applications that have been rejected due to delay in the U.S. Postal Service.

Anyone whose application has been rejected for such a cause can resubmit their applications keeping in mind the following points.

  1. USCIS will now accept applications under DACA that have documented proof like the Mailing Receipt or a Priority Mail Tracking Slip that clearly implies that the application was sent timely and that the delay happened due to the U.S. Postal Service.
  2. If you have no such proof and simply put stamps on your mail before sending it, there is still a chance. Get in touch with USPS to give you a letter of support in case your claim is valid and attach it to the new form.
  3. USCIS will not be accepting any applications that do not include individualized proofs like the ones mentioned above. This recent announcement will not help you if you mailed the application a day before the deadline because it is impossible for it to reach the office.
  4. USCIS will also look into DACA renewal cases which arrived at the office well before time but sat “in the box” till the deadline and were later rejected. They will be getting in touch with such cases to ask them to resubmit their applications.
  5. In case you still don’t receive any such notification, it is a good idea to still resubmit your DACA renewal application with enough evidence that clearly proves your application reached the office well before October 5.

USCIS had mentioned making more announcements in the matter meanwhile, it would be a good idea to get in touch with an immigration lawyer who can help you every step of the way. George W. Abbes is one of the most renowned immigration lawyers in Orange County with over 30 years of experience in the field. For any consultation regarding an immigration case, contact him immediately.

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AG Sessions on Denied Asylum Claims, Immigration Lawyer in Orange County

AG Sessions on Denied Asylum Claims, Immigration Lawyer in Orange County

A top-rated immigration lawyer in Orange County talks about the recent speech by the AG Sessions in the U.S. Immigration Court. A good amount of time was spent on the topic of claims denied for asylum in the country. It was asserted that the U.S. Immigration system was being overloaded by “fake” claims, a statement which wasn’t supported by any statistical or valid proof. The numbers cannot even be collected considering that the acceptance or rejection of a claim is mainly based on the applicant’s own account of what consequences are likely to occur. More than half of the candidates are rejected in the U.S. Immigration court but it does not necessarily mean their claims are fake. However, with the denial rates going up, one might believe the fake claim numbers to be on the rise.

Usually, many of these applicants are denied claims on the basis of many points.

  • Were a victim of widespread violence but cannot express the experience or connect it to some race or religion.
  • They spent too long in some other country while on their way to the U.S.
  • Mistakenly testified with minor or even a few discrepancies which usually leads the judge to find them “not credible” as an applicant.
  • Are a part of the group with violent blood history (part or guerrillas) which may lead to complete rejection for safety reasons or
  • They did not file an application before a year of arriving in the U.S. and are without any exception rule.

Most of these times, immigrant lawyers are said to be supporting and encouraging claims that have no basis for providing reasons and proper words of expression to be considered. However, a point to note is that when an applicant enters the country through the borders or the airport, it is solely on the basis of their reasons to immigrate or compelling case that the border officials even allow them to enter the country. Before this, there is no way a lawyer can be contacted by the applicant.

Another point to be noted is that the speech did mention that applying for asylum in the U.S. has no costs but rewards for meritless cases. Application for asylum does not require any cost, it is true. It is also true though that one cannot get anywhere without an immigration lawyer. With the immigration Court, Federal Circuit Court, immigration Board of Appeals etc. the applicant has to spend thousands of dollars in legal fees. This can definitely be avoided if a lawyer considers a case as a pro bono but that only happens if the case has enough stand and chance to definitely win at court. Realistically, such cases are rare.

An immigration lawyer does everything they can to ensure their clients get the outcome of their future they deserve. For this, it is essential to choose the right lawyer to advocate your case. George W. Abbes has been in the field of immigration law for 30 years now and has been able to provide justice for all his clients. In case of any consultation feel free to contact us anytime.