Category: General

March 14, 2008

USCIS Says Naturalization Application Wait is Down Slightly

Statement by USCIS Director Emilio T. Gonzalez on Processing of Naturalization Applications On March 11, I announced to members of the House Appropriations Committee that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had lowered its original processing projections for naturalization applications. Individuals who filed for citizenship during the summer of 2007 can now anticipate an average […]

February 28, 2008

What Expect When You Apply to Naturalize

Individuals who are lawful permanent residents often consider whether or not they should apply for U.S. Citizenship through the naturalization process. This application process can see somewhat daunting and there are many things to know and consider before one applies for naturalization. First, of course, there are some requirements for naturalization. Generally speaking, the following […]

February 25, 2008

Badmus Opens Abilene Office

Badmus Immigration Law Firm PC is excited to announce that we recently opened a satellite office in Abilene, Texas. The office will be manned several times each month by attorney Michelle Richart, primarily on Mondays and Fridays. To make appointments to come to our Abilene office or to schedule a consultation, please contact our main […]

February 21, 2008

Tips on Recording a Timely Departure from the U.S.

When filing almost any type of immigration application, one will need to show that they have not overstayed a period of authorized admission in the United States. Often, when someone departs the U.S. by air or sea, their information should be entered into the Department of Homeland Security’s database after their I-94 card is collected. […]

February 20, 2008

What You Never Knew You Needed to Know About Immigration

Do you have foreign-born professionals as employees? If so, you may be one of hundreds, maybe even thousands of companies that need to immediately think about filing paperwork to keep those employees legally on the payroll. While many jobs are considered “professional” positions, we are talking about positions that require at least a bachelor’s degree […]

February 19, 2008

Seminar Announcements

Badmus Immigration Law Firm will present a free Physician Immigration Tele-Seminar on Thursday, February 21, 2008 from 7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m. CST. This is an opportunity for physicians and healthcare employers to get their immigration questions answered. Contact for registration. Attorneys Ann Badmus and Martha James will present immigration law updates for employers […]

February 14, 2008

Update on USCIS Processing of Delayed Name Check I-485 Applicants

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has confirmed that the USCIS service centers are conducting “sweeps” to find adjustment of status (I-485) cases that can be reviewed for adjudication under the changes in background check procedures announced by USCIS on February 4, 2008. AILA national has asked USCIS for information on processing of adjustment of […]

February 14, 2008

Action Alert – Speak out against enforcement-only bill!!

The SAVE Act would expand the basic pilot program, codify the SSA No Match, and make more local cops immigration agents! Contact Congress today at and click Oppose the SAVE Act. For more information about the SAVE act and how it will hurt businesses, click here.

February 13, 2008

USCIS Announces New Rule on Delayed Name Check Green Card Applicants

On February 4, 2008, the USCIS announced that it will no longer delay the adjudication permanent residence (“green card”) applications because of uncompleted FBI name checks. This is a welcome change in policy for nearly 400,000 applicants who have been waiting many years for their green cards while most who apply gain approvals in less […]

February 06, 2008

USCIS Announces 120-day Window to Renew EAD

USCIS has updated information on its website to inform customers that an I-765 Application for Employment Authorization to extend an EAD (employment authorization document) may not be filed earlier than 120 days before the original EAD expires. Any I-765 application for an extension EAD received on or after January 29, 2008, that was filed more […]