Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

June 2024 Newsletter: New Process to Promote Family Unity

DHS Announces New Process to Promote the Unity and Stability of Families The huge news this month is the announcement made by the Biden administration about forthcoming changes to the immigration process meant to promote family unity. After months of standstill on immigration issues, the executive order took everyone by surprise. The gist is that Read more about June 2024 Newsletter: New Process to Promote Family Unity[…]

May 2024 Newsletter: Healthcare Coverage for DACA Holders

Healthcare Coverage for DACA Holders Over 100,000 young immigrants, protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, will soon have access to federal healthcare under the Affordable Care Act. DACA, which began in 2012, shields undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation and grants them work permits. However, until now, Read more about May 2024 Newsletter: Healthcare Coverage for DACA Holders[…]

April 2024 Newsletter: Change of Address for Filing Certain Forms

There’s been quite a few important announcements from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which we have outlined below: Change of Address for Filing Certain Forms As of April 1, 2024, USCIS is changing the filing location for concurrently filed Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and for related Forms Read more about April 2024 Newsletter: Change of Address for Filing Certain Forms[…]

March 2024 Newsletter: USCIS Fees Increase Goes Into Effect on April 1, 2024

USCIS Fees Increase Goes Into Effect on April 1, 2024 USCIS will be increasing filing fees starting April 1, 2024. Please be aware that any applications post marked and filed after that date will require the new fees. Your timely action is crucial, and we are here to assist you every step of the way. Read more about March 2024 Newsletter: USCIS Fees Increase Goes Into Effect on April 1, 2024[…]