Category: General

January 14, 2022

Dallas Attorney Ann M. Badmus Honored By Texas Bar Foundation

Ms. Ann Badmus with Badmus & Associates has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition […]

December 16, 2021

10 Reasons Why U.S. Citizenship May Be Right for You (Part 2)

While having a green card (permanent residence) allows you to live and work in the United States indefinitely, U.S. citizenship affords you many more rights and benefits. Generally, a permanent resident can apply for citizenship 57 months after their green card is issued (33 months for spouses of U.S. citizens).  In part one, we described […]

December 08, 2021

10 Reasons Why U.S. Citizenship May Be Right for You (Part 1)

While having a green card (permanent residence) allows you to live and work in the United States indefinitely, U.S. citizenship affords you many more rights and benefits. Generally, a permanent resident can apply for citizenship 57 months after their green card is issued (33 months for spouses of U.S. citizens). Here are five of the […]

November 08, 2021

USCIS Commemorates Veterans Day with Special Naturalization Ceremonies

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will honor Veterans Day this year by holding more than 90 ceremonies naturalizing more than 4,440 current and former members of the military and their families. Each year, on Nov. 11, the nation honors members of the U.S. armed forces who have served our country and defended our freedom. “USCIS […]

October 14, 2021

What You Should Know and Do About Your USCIS Receipt Notice

Whenever you send an application or petition to the USCIS, you should expect a “receipt notice,” or Form I-797C which is titled Notice of Action.  Typically, applicants get the receipt notice about 2 to 4 weeks after the USCIS receives the application. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind about your USCIS receipt notice: […]

September 10, 2021

What You Should Know About the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL)

Have you ever had an interaction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), during which you believe your civil rights and civil liberties were infringed? Did you know that you can file a formal complaint with the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL)? The CRCL supports DHS by ensuring civil rights and […]

August 27, 2021

How to Request USCIS Ombudsman’s Individual Case Assistance

Did you know that the USCIS has an official ombudsman?  The CIS Ombudsman’s Office works with applicants to improve the quality of citizenship/immigration services  by helping applicants with resolving certain case issues. The current seventh Ombudsman is Phyllis Coven. Her office can help with: Cases that are taking longer than the estimated processing time Typographic […]

August 11, 2021

How to Get your Congressman to Help with your Immigration Case

The immigration process is long and requires patience. If you are waiting for a decision on your application and it has taken longer than the USCIS estimated processing time or if you have a strong reason to ask for expedited processing of your case, your U.S. congressional representative might be able to help. The first […]

July 31, 2021

Congressional Democrats Push to Pass Immigration Reforms in Budget Bill

With increasing support for the creation of pathways to citizenship for undocumented people, pressure has been placed on Congress, especially Democrats, to provide a concrete solution. Considering the decision from Judge Hanen ruling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program unlawful, there is special urgency placed in creating these avenues toward legal status. Recently, advocates across […]