USICS Finally Announces Expanded Provisional Waiver Start Date

Back in 2014, President Obama announced that there would be immigration reform by means of executive actions and changes within USCIS.  To date, none of those programs have been implemented, and the executive actions remain tied up in Court.  However, today, USCIS announced that it will begin accepting the expanded provisional waiver on August 29, 2016.  What does this mean?  How do you qualify? If you are an undocumented immigrant, and you :...

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What to be thankful for in 2015…

Hello! With Thanksgiving nearly here, and the end of the year quickly approaching, it is a good time to reflect on what we should be thankful for this year.  Last year, on November 20, 2014, President Obama announced an executive action that would protect undocumented parents of US citizen children from deportation and expand DACA to include children who came to the USA since 2010.  Sadly, today those actions still sit tied up in Court, and...

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H-2B Temporary Non Immigrant Visa Season is here!

As the fall time approaches, it comes time to look forward towards spring employment!  (a little early, right?  Not for immigration!)  Fall is a great time to start preparing for the H-2B Temporary Non-Immigrant employment-based visa season.  An H-2B visa is for seasonal, peak load, one-time or intermittent need temporary employment, not to exceed nine months.  Examples of H-2B visas employment includes landscaping, snow plowing, tree...

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Chagrin Valley Hunter/Jumper Classic Horse Show 2015

Hello! Here is an update on what Elizabeth B. Ford, Attorney at Law is up to over the last month… I had the wonderful opportunity to sponsor and be a vendor at the Chagrin Valley Hunter/Jumper Classic at the MetroParks Polo Fields in Moreland Hills, Ohio.  I was present for the duration of the show, though I had a bit of a late start due to my tent collapse early in the week due to bad weather.  But my presence at the show was saved due...

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One Year in Business!

Hello! So it has been one year since I opened my own immigration law office, Elizabeth B. Ford, Attorney at Law LLC.  Yes, there has been some challenges and certainly a learning curve, but I am still hanging in there.  The continuing support of family, friends, clients and mentors has made this journey possible. I hope to continue to learn and provide quality, compassionate and professional legal services to immigrant communities. Thanks to...

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