Dayzad Law Celebrates Pride 2019 and 13 Years of Immigration Success

Happy Pride to our Dayzad Law family! Every year during the LGBT Pride month, we take a little time out to celebrate the LGBT community. While we enjoy our festive treats and decorations (see below), we also reflect… Read More

Wait Times for Naturalization Applications Have Doubled

Nearly nine million immigrants are eligible for U.S. Citizenship. However, the Administration continues to tighten its scrutiny of applications, making the wait times for naturalization increase at an alarming rate. Congress has voiced concerns with United States Citizenship… Read More

USCIS Has Evolved Into A Third Immigration-Enforcement Agency

After 9/11/2001, the government created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  This department deals with immigration-related matters. Congress divided DHS into three separate branches: U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Service (USCIS), Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Customs and Border… Read More

Marijuana Use and Immigration Revisited

Attention Californians, Canadians, and 04/20 celebrators worldwide! As another April 20th passes us by and celebrations become legal and larger, we want to remind you of the potential immigration consequences of smoking pot (we know, buzzkill). We have… Read More

Spring and Approvals Are in the Air!

We have survived the winter and the busy H-1B season (we kid, we live in LA and love H-1Bs) and want to share some happy news that happened during that time!  As we move into spring and look… Read More

President Seeks to Take Away H-4 Spouse Employment Authorization

The Trump administration has continuously sought ways to deter lawful immigration. It builds its invisible wall through rule changes and executive order. The latest proposed rule is to take away work authorization for the spouses of H-1B visa… Read More

USCIS Hopes to Avoid Total Premium Processing Suspension

As previously announced, USCIS will be offering premium processing in a two-phased approach during the Fiscal Year 2020 cap season. The hope is that by offering premium processing in two phases, the government can better manage the requests… Read More

“Public Charge” as a an Excuse to Deny Family-Based Immigration Applications

The U.S. Department of State recently issued new data showing that the number of visas issued declined from 2017 to 2018.  Temporary visas issued declined 7%. The number of immigrant visas for individuals seeking permanent residence also declined… Read More

USCIS Announces Two-Phased Premium Processing for H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

Premium processing will be offered in two phases during this year’s H-1B cap season. The first phase will accept premium processing requests only for cap-subject H-1B petitions that request a change of status within the United States. Petitioners… Read More

Treaty Investor Visa to Become Available for Israeli Citizens

The E-2 Treaty Investor will soon be available to Israeli citizens, as it is to many other countries. According to the Israeli office of Population and Immigration Authority (PIBA), beginning May 1, 2019 Israeli nationals will be eligible… Read More