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Alert – Do Not Fall Victim To A Scam

scam alert

It has come to our attention that a person going by the name of Raúl Fernando Castillo is pretending to be a lawyer for our law firm. This person has never worked for Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. or our Immigration team. If you are contacted by anyone named Raúl Fernando Castillo, his intent is to scam you into paying him for legal services with falsified documents. Please do not fall victim to this scam. If you need legal immigration services, our attorney, Angela Trehan is here to assist you. You can message us on our official Facebook page, our website...

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What You Need to Know About Credible Fear When Seeking Asylum

Now, more than ever, it is important to stay up to date and in the know about the changes and processes that are involved for the purpose of establishing credible fear when seeking asylum in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented a new rule that gives asylum seekers less time to amend, correct, and seek redetermination of their negative credible fear results when an Immigration Judge affirms the denial of their credible fear. DHS has explained that with this new rule, individuals who are found to be ineligible for asylum “will be promptly removed rather than...

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The Future for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Undocumented immigrants who came as children to the US are desperate for congress to act. Last week a federal appeals court ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was unlawful at its inception. However, the Court did not dismantle the program yet. Legislators need to act before the end of the year if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is going to remain intact. Thousands find their applications in limbo as they await the final rule on the issue of DACA. Others remain hopeful that at the very least their current DACA status will continue to be...

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Interested in becoming a United States citizen

becoming a United States citizen

Are you interested in becoming a United States citizen? Chhabra & Gibbs immigration team can assist you with determining your pathway to citizenship.  Are you 18 years of age or older and a permanent resident?  The steps included in this journey are: Determine your eligibility to become a U.S. citizen. Gather all information and documents required to prove your eligibility. Complete Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, with the help of an attorney. Submit Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, with the help of an attorney. Go to the biometrics (fingerprinting) appointment. Complete the interview. Receive a decision from USCIS on your Form...

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Chhabra & Gibbs Immigration Team

Chhabra & Gibbs Immigration Team

Why choose Chhabra & Gibbs immigration team? Our immigration team offers legal services to individuals with a strong focus on family-based immigration and removal issues.  We prepare each case carefully to give our clients the best chance for success against the odds. Our team cares about individuals and their rights as human beings.  Our goal is to protect our clients’ ability to live, work, and remain in the United States.  We care about your story and want to ensure the best for your future. Chhabra & Gibbs immigration team has over 10 years of experience dealing with the complex immigration process....

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is now open for eligible Cameroonians

On April 15, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security announced the designation of Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Only individuals who were already living in the US as of April 14, 2022, will be eligible.   A country is designated for TPS when conditions in that country fall into one of the following categories:  ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or extraordinary and temporary conditions.   TPS designation is for 18 months, from June 7, 2022 to December 7, 2023. Eligibility requirements include continuous residence since April 14, 2022 and physical presence since June 7, 2022.   According to USCIS, “Cameroonian nationals currently residing in the...

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Automatic Employment Authorization Extensions

Employment Authorization

Eligibility requirements for the 540-day automatic extension are as follows: Individuals must have been issued an EAD card in one of the categories listed by USCIS. (DACA- and F-1 OPT-based EAD cards are not included) Individuals must have filed an application to renew their employment authorization prior to its expiration and based on the same category as the expiring card. The renewal application must remain pending for the extension to be valid.   Employment authorization requires U.S. employers to verify employment eligibility. If you or a loved one has any questions regarding Employment Authorization, please contact attorney Angela K. Trehan of Chhabra &...

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Southern Border Chaos: Title 42 Set to End

Title 42

  Democrats and Republicans both warn of another surge of migrants on May 23, when Title 42 is set to end.  Title 42 is a Trump-era policy which was used to designate hundreds of thousands of migrants for “expulsion,” claiming that allowing these migrants to enter would increase the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. It has been reported that hundreds of migrants have formed caravans heading to the U.S./Mexico border. The U.S. government is preparing to process the new arrivals by deploying more than 600 law enforcement officers to the border, along with personnel and resources required to handle the expected surge...

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COVID-19 and Green Cards


Covid-19 Vaccines are the hot topic of the day. Those applying for U.S. green cards must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under a new policy from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Starting October 1, 2021, all green card applicants must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination as part of their medical examinations. There are limited exemptions available and individuals who refuse to be vaccinated will be deemed inadmissible to the U.S. USCIS stated it may grant waivers based on age, medical or supply reasons. People also can apply for waivers based on religious beliefs or moral conventions, the...

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From No Credible Fear to A Winning Asylum Case

A Winning Asylum Case

Betrand struggled to make it to the US border traveling from Cameroon to Ecuador and then through the jungles of South America. At the US/Mexico border, he requested asylum where he was eventually detained and held in US Custody for over a year as he continued to fight his case. Initially Betrand received a negative credible fear at the border which was upheld by a Louisiana Judge. The Asylum Officer nor the Judge believed he truly feared returning to Cameroon. The Judge was quick to inform him that the Negative Credible Fear Judgement was not appealable on any level. After multiple attorneys...

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