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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: December 25, 2020

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Season Greetings from the Law Offices of Osas Iyamu. It has been a successful year despite the challenges that came with 2020. We are grateful to all our clients and partners for making this year a successful one. We treasure the memories we have made together, and we hope that this Christmas brings you and your family an indeed jolly celebration. We love you and hope to see more of you in 2021. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu. [/vc_column_text][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/wsb7URjeA9g"][/vc_column][/vc_row]Read More

Happy Thanksgiving from Immigration Attorney Osas
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: November 26, 2020

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]2020 has been a challenging year for some of us. The past few months have taught us to cherish family and friends and also be grateful for every passing moment of life. Although it has been a rough year, we certainly have a lot to be grateful and thankful for.  We know you do too.   We are thankful for all our clients and associates who have made this year successful at the  Immigration Law Offices of Osas Iyamu, LLC. As you celebrate Thanksgiving, take the time to relax, have fun, and count your blessings with family and friends. Also, go…Read More

What’s new with U.S Passport offices in the COVID- 19 era
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: November 26, 2020

The novel pandemic Covid-19 brought a boat-load of changes to travel plans in the U.S, passport operations not excluded. The U.S State Department minimized its passport operations over the past few months. This was done to protect its workforce and avoid the spread of the coronavirus. This translated to a reduction in staffing and restriction of in-person services. It also led to a temporary deferment of expedited passport processing. The suspension of expedited passport affects customers renewing by mail or at an acceptance facility. These reforms are all in a bid to protect customers and staff. It will also make…Read More

Recent Changes to DACA – Is there Hope for DREAMERS?
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: October 9, 2020

  The Department of Homeland Security, DHS, makes changes to the DACA program in the wake of the U.S. supreme court decision. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reconsiders the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down its decision to terminate the program.  Overview of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals. To offer protection from deportation and give employment authorization to undocumented immigrant children (DREAMERS) brought into the U.S. through no fault of theirs, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created in 2012 by President…Read More

USCIS Implements New Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: May 18, 2020

USCIS Implements New Interactive Voice Response Telephone System USCIS  on May 18th, 2020 introduced a new interactive voice response (IVR) telephone system for English and Spanish calls to the USCIS Contact Center. The new IVR system personalizes a caller’s experience by giving the caller the ability to: Speak to the system rather than selecting keypad options; Receive links for forms and information by email or text; and Provide real-time feedback through an optional survey. USCIS will implement the new system in phases. Currently, not all callers are able to interact with the new IVR system. When fully operational, the system…Read More

USCIS Office Closure Extended to May 3rd 2020 Due to Coronavirus
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: April 1, 2020

As of today, April 1st, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the April 7th office closure date to at least May 3rd, 2020. The USCIS hopes to reopen its offices to the general public by May 4th, 2020. USCIS plans to reopen their various offices on May 4th, 2020, unless the closure date is extended. Staff continues to perform duties that do not involve face to face contact with the general public. USCIS will send cancellation notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments affected by this extended temporary closure. When USCIS resumes normal operations, USCIS…Read More

USCIS Extends Office Closure to April 7th Due to Corona Virus
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: April 1, 2020

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended routine in-person services such as biometric services and interviews to help slow the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). This suspension was initially until April 1, 2020. However, this date has been extended to April 7, 2020. USCIS plans to reopen their various offices on April 7, unless the closure date is extended. USCIS staff continues to perform duties that do not involve contact with the general public. However, USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations. USCIS will send cancellation notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments and naturalization…Read More

Uscis Closes Offices From March 18th to April 1st Due to Corona Virus
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: March 18, 2020

Effective March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is suspending in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This suspension of services will be effective until at least April 1. In the meantime, USCIS will provide limited emergency services. Please call the Contact Center for assistance with emergency services. USCIS field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies impacted by this closure. USCIS asylum offices will send interview cancellation notices and automatically reschedule asylum interviews. When the interview is rescheduled,…Read More

  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: January 2, 2020

Happy New Year! Wishing you health and happiness throughout the year.Read More

Presidential Proclamation Requires Immigrant Visa Applicants to Have Health Care Coverage.
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: October 10, 2019

The Trump administration on October 9, 2019, published the presidential proclamation to suspend entry into the United States of immigrants who will not obtain health insurance within 30 days of entry into the U.S or who cannot demonstrate that they can afford to pay health care costs. Effective Date of President Trump Proclamation. The proclamation takes effect on November 3, 2019 and applies only to immigrant visas issued on or after November 3, 2019. Requirement for health Care coverage. Immigrant visa applicants who apply or attend their immigrant visa interview at a U.S embassy or consulate on or after November…Read More

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