TPS Recipients are now eligible to file for U.S. Residency!
On March 31, 2017, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that under INA §244(f)(4), a TPS recipient is deemed to be in lawful status and thereby has satisfied the requirements to become a nonimmigrant, including inspection and admission, for the purposes of adjustment of status. (Ramirez, et al. v. Brown, et al., 3/31/17)
How this impacts a TPS beneficiary?
As a result of this ruling, TPS recipients are deemed to be in lawful status, even if they entered illegally, and can apply for Adjustment of Status (green card) from inside the United States through a qualifying petition.
The TPS recipient would still need a valid visa petition by an immediate relative (Ex. U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident Spouse) and visas would have to be available at the time of the application. An employer may also sponsor a TPS recipient through an employment visa and a labor certification.
When Can I apply for a Green Card?
You should apply as soon as possible, if you have an immediate relative or employer who is willing to file a Petition on your behalf.
For more information regarding TPS call Commonwealth Law Group - Immigration Attorneys in Palm Springs, CA today!
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- Olga Gomez. 2/14/2020
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After years and money spent with no positive results Joe got me My rightful Benefit of being a US Citizen by son of Us citizen after over 20 yrs of other attorneys taking my money and not getting any results Joe saw the same paperwork I took to other attorneys and in less than 6 months I was at at Immigration office being Sworn in as a US Citizen don’t deny yourself of the best legal representation Give Joe Luna a call beyond thankful for what he did for me and my Family....
- Carlos valdez. 1/29/2020
A year ago, my wife and I went to Commonwealth Law Group to seek out the assistance of Joe Luna in order to adjust status here in the US. Hand on my heart, there was no one better for the job. My wife and and I are so grateful to him and his team at Commonwealth. From the beginning, he was patient and understanding, answering all our questions and meeting with us frequently. We felt like he always put us first and is very diligent. Joe is very knowledgeable when it comes to immigration issues. Believe me, he's the guy you want on your team. We will definitely go back to him when it comes to removing conditions on our green card.
- P&I Case. 1/7/2020
Joe Luna was great in our 3 cases, He did everything in the right way.
3 different cases with 3 different interviews which passed easily. He was listening to us, & advising us. He was supportive all the time. He knows exactly how to deal with citizenship cases.
- Halla Nuoman. 1/6/2020
Great service, very professional and trustworthy.
Thank you so much for all your help Atty. Luna.
- Nerissa Mingo. 0/27/2020
- Nikolaos Konstantopoulos. 11/31/2019
This law firm is efficient and responsible always provide the best service and care for their customers. Always look for the solution to the problem you have. I say this from experience, when they denied me the procedures of my residence, they quickly acted in resolving my case and why I had been denied. Especially Mr. Luna sought the quickest and most effective solution for this to be solved and we had an answer as soon as possible. Thanks to him Mr. Luna my case was resolved satisfactorily I recommend them.
- Brian Vazquez. 5/13/2019
I recommend Joe Luna he’s the best lawyer!! In my case that I had before him I had 2 other lawyers and they never helped me and they would just give me a hard time until I found Joe Luna. He always told me to have trust in him and he would resolve my case without any problem and in about 5 months I got my green card and got accepted. Thank you for everything Sir Luna for being honest and professional. God bless you and your family for being a human being with a great heart and a great lawyer.
- angel g torres. 4/30/2019
We highly recommend Mr. Luna's service.
We are happy with Mr. Luna's professional service and dedication. He was very responsive and fast. He is knowledgeable, trustworthy and an experienced lawyer. It was nice to have him as our lawyer from the beginning of the application until the interview process. Mr. Luna's interview preparation was very helpful and his presence during the final interview was professional as a lawyer and comforting as a person. He made us feel confident and secure.
Thank you for your service and best wishes for your future clients.
- Sokono Soko. 4/14/2019
Awesome place clean inviting and the staff is knowledgeable and straightforward
- Ruben Pardo. 3/15/2019
Mr. Luna and his office are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. They walk immigrants through the whole process and are very responsive to questions. I couldn't be happier with the service they provided.
- Autumn Dirnberger. 2/30/2019
Words cannot describe how grateful I am to Mr Luna and the firm for helping me with my case.
- Cristopher Guzman. 0/27/2019
Best law group in the valley highly knowledgeable and kind
- Franky Alvarez. 10/1/2018
Highly recommended, professional staff. They kept us informed during the entire process my family and I appreciate your business.
- Claudia Aguayo. 7/6/2018
My experience with Mr.Luna was great I couldn't ask for anyone better and they treat you like family and work very professional! I would strongly recommend him and his team to anyone.
- Alma Bringas. 5/10/2018
Joe Luna personally got my family through a tough citizenship application process successfully. My family and I are very fortunate to be where we are because of all his hard professional work. I highly recommend him and his team for all your immigration needs. If there’s a way he’ll find it. Thanks Joe.
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- Jorge Santos. 5/5/2018
Very thankful with Mr. Luna, helped me and my wife obtain our greencards in a very professional way and timely manner. Absolutely great full with him and his whole team, amazing people to work with, akways there to help and treat you like part of their family. They treat your case as if their own personal case and very proffesional in every sence of the word. WILL ALWAYS RECOMMEND TO ANYONE AND HAPILY USE HIM IF NEED BE IN THE FUTURE ONCE AGAIN!!
- Jorge Gonzalez. 2/14/2018
My husband had a very unique case. It was taking forever. Atty Luna was very helpful and patient with us during the process. We we not happy with the first attorney and were thrilled when Atty. Luna took over. He explained everything and made sure that we understood what was happening. Thanks to his help my husband's green card was reinstated and we are awaiting his citizenship approval.
- H M. 1/17/2018
To Atty. Luna and the rest of the staff and assistants , thank you for handling my papers properly thru my citizenship. I would recommend this Law office.
- bryn c. 1/14/2018
They did a fantastic job helping my dad get his green card. I definitely recommend their services.
- Bryan Agbayani. 0/29/2017
Good laywers group
- Richie Dinho. 0/13/2017
Mr. Luna and everyone in the office handled my immigration case with professionalism, courtesy, and attention to detail. After just four short months of working with Commonwealth Law Group, I had a satisfactory resolution to my unique case. I recommend them highly.
- Akram Shaaban. 11/14/2016
My first consultation with the immigration attorney was free. He and his assistant spent close to an hour with my husband and me, explaining the process involved in completing the requirements for permanent residency status as a Native American born in Canada. Where to begin, what to do, what not to do. What they will do, how long it will take and what it will cost.
I feel confident that Mr. Shaeffer will handle every detail of my case competently and wisely. He has more than expertise in his field, he is also charismatic and likable. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a friend.
- Cynthia Bennett. 0/16/2013
After several years trying to get our ducks in order for a greencard and not having much success, we were recommended by a friend to try Commonwealth Law Group. As they were conveniently located in Rancho Mirage, we wasted no time in setting up interviews...etc We were pleased that they actually offered us two different ways we could go about getting the permanent residency. One short year later we received our cards in the mail. Thanks to Comonwealth Law Group and its team in Rancho Mirage for affording us the opportunity to get our residency. Their initiative, enthusiasm, knowledge of the system and great work were the key factors in our success. RRV