I heard all U visa applicants can now get a work permit while waiting for immigration to process their cases. Is this true? On June 14, 2021, the government announced that U visa applications (including the primary and the family members included on the primary’s application) may be eligible for a work permit even though […]
Please know that Rios Immigration Defense, PS, will remain open and continue to answer your calls. Attorneys and staff will be working both in the office and remotely. While this may cause some delay in our abilty to return calls, we are continuing to work on your case. If our situation changes, we will notify […]
The Ninth Circuit on Friday held that the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) does not bar a court from reviewing the denial of a petition for a U visa. The court also decided sua sponte that the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 does not strip jurisdiction over the petitioner’s action. Congress created […]
In November’s AIM, AILA members and recipients of the Washington State Bar Association’s 2015 Award of Merit Manuel Rios and Deborah Neidermeyer discuss winning their lawsuit under the Washington State Immigration Services Fraud Prevention Act and how members can replicate their success.
Recently, Manny Rios was awarded with the highest award from the Washington State Bar Association. With attorney, Deborah M. Niedermeyer, they received the award for creating an unprecedented case against notarios, unlicensed law practitioners. This is what the NW Lawyer Magazine had to say on the award’s behalf: This award is the WSBA’s highest honor […]