Immigration & Naturalization Law Services
We provide legal services to immigrants and their families. Our practice is limited to immigration and naturalization law. The attorney, Ms. Miller, takes pride in providing excellent, personalized attention directly to each client. We offer flat flees for most of our legal services, so you will know what your out-of-pocket costs will be for processes such as naturalization and obtaining permanent-resident status (green card).
In addition, we use the most up-to-date technology, which allows you to provide information to us via the Internet and track your case online. Sylvia A. Miller, Attorney at Law, PLLC, is located in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. We welcome clients from all over Washington State. Please call us at (206) 789-0200 to discuss your case.
It is important to know that current DACA recipients are still able to maintain their DACA status and will be able to apply to renew their applications for now. The ruling from today (July 16, 2021) states that renewals may be approved. New applicants may continue to apply HOWEVER the court directed USCIS not to decide the new applications nor be able to issue employment authorization for those who had not had them approved as of today, pending outcome of further appeals. Read this New York Times article for more information.
In-person office meetings are now available to fully vaccinated people only. For those with children under twelve or who are unable to be vaccinated, I will continue with video-conferences.
USCIS announced that most adjustment of status Employment Authorization Documents will now be issued for two years instead of one year. This is very helpful because of the dramatic increase in processing times at USCIS due to a combination of the former administration’s anti-immigrant policies and COVID19 slowdowns.
USCIS is no longer enforcing the Public Charge Rule. As such the Form I-944 is no longer required. Requests for Evidence for only the I-944, no longer require responses either.
This week a bill was introduce in the U.S. House of Representatives to reform the U.S. immigration system. Here is the link to the bill.
For parents and children who were forcibly separated by the U.S. Government, free mental health services are available. Learn more.
A United States Judge has temporarily halted implementation of new USCIS fees.
USCIS announces it is raising filing fees starting October 2, 2020. If you want me to file for you prior to that date, I must have received ALL supporting documents and the fully completed questionnaires from you before September 17, 2020.
Court rules that neither USCIS nor DOS may enforce the Public Charge Rule during the COVID-19 National Emergency. That means you will not need to submit I-944 or DS-5540 or supporting documents. It is not final as this is subject to a higher court or decision on the merits of the case.
Due to Governor Inslee’s Stay Home Stay Safe order, I am no longer available for in-person meetings. I remain available via telephone call or scheduled video conference. Because of the order, most days I am working from my home office and not in my West Seattle office, therefore documents should be sent via U.S. Priority Mail. Please do not send documents to my office via UPS, FedEx or DHL nor require signature for U.S. Mail.