Question: Your client Francisco recently naturalized after becoming an LPR in 2007 through Life Act legalization.  Now he wants to petition for his wife Lorena, to whom he has been married since 1999.   Lorena first came to the U.S. EWI in 2002, but Francisco has been living in the U.S. since 1980.    Francisco tells you that his USC brother petitioned for him in 2000, but he was able to adjust status sooner through LIFE legalization.   Francisco and Lorena are wondering if Lorena may be eligible to adjust status. 

Since President Obama’s November 20th announcement of administrative relief, legal service providers have been working overtime to educate communities about policy shifts, the implementation process, and the options available.  Informing the public regarding changes of this magnitude is no small task.

United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries (UMMAM), Garden City, KS. The organization is not staffed with an attorney.  It is seeking BIA recognition for four offices in Garden City, Dodge City, Liberal and Ulysses.

Saathi of Rochester, Inc., East Rochester and Danville, NY.  This nonprofit focuses on serving South Asian survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  It does not have an attorney on staff practicing immigration law.  It is seeking to re-accredit a staff person who has returned to practice immigration law.

CLINIC congratulates the following program staff who received credentials as Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representatives:


Sister Doretta D’Albero, ACSJ of member Apostle Immigrant Services in New Haven, CT received approval of her partial BIA accreditation renewal on 2/11/2015.


CLINIC congratulates Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland, Migration and Refugee Services on its selection as the AILA Pro Bono Hero for its region.

By Jen Riddle

This month, USCIS published revised versions of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, and the accompanying instructions. Beginning on April 13, 2015, all applicants and representatives must submit the new version of the G-28 form (edition date: 3/5/2015).