Wednesday, July 5, 2023

 Happy Fourth everyone. 

I know we all have been waiting for this law to take effect. Here it is below.

Work and Family Mobility Act

Starting July 2023, eligible residents in Massachusetts can obtain a Standard (Class D or M) driver's license, regardless of immigration status, under the Work and Family Mobility Act. 

The RMV will continue to require applicants to prove their identity and date of birth, social security status, and Massachusetts residency. All drivers will still be required to pass a learner's permit exam, vision screening, and a road test.  

WMFA only changes identity requirements for Standard (Class D or M) driver's licenses. All Standard driver's licenses will continue to have "NOT FOR FEDERAL ID" printed on the card.  

What does NOT FOR FEDERAL ID mean to you and me? 

Federal ID is an ID you can use to fly between the states, and to enter Federal Buildings. This will not take effect until May 7, 2025. You must go to the RMV, or DMV, to apply for one.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Hello friends, I hope you are all enjoying the summer.  For the latest news from the USCIS please click on the link below, OR copy and paste it into your browser, to read the latest about TPS extension if you are from El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua.

Release Date

Current Beneficiaries Must Re-register to Maintain Their Status After June 30, 2024

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today posted Federal Register notices extending the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations of El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua for 18 months. These notices follow the decision of Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, announced June 13, 2023, to rescind the 2017 and 2018 terminations of these designations and extend the reinstated designations for 18 months.

And for additional information, please see the El Salvador Federal Register notice, Honduras Federal Register notice, Nepal Federal Register notice, and Nicaragua Federal Register notice, specific TPS country pages on the USCIS website, and the USCIS Ramos v. Nielsen webpage.

 Good luck and have a blessed day.

Hachem & Associates



Wednesday, April 12, 2023


 Good morning all Asylum Seekers. 

Please check out this link below for the following:

Policy Brief: H.R. 1325, Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act of 2023
April 11, 2023.


Click on the link and get the information you need regarding the Work Authorization Act of 2023.

Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

USCIS Notice

The USCIS just released the following:

Starting Dec. 12, we are automatically extending expired Green Cards for 24 months when lawful permanent residents apply for naturalization. Your Form N-400 receipt will be evidence of your status when presented with your expired Green Card. There is no need to file Form I-90 in this situation. 

For more details call or write to our office, we will gladly help. 


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Venezuelan Parole Program

Hello to the wonderful people of Venezuela, please read the following document. It is regarding the Venezuelan Parole Program, issued on October 12, 2022.

On Oct. 12, 2022, the United States announced a new process that allows Venezuelan nationals and their immediate family members to come to the United States. This provides a safe and orderly way for nationals of Venezuela who are outside the United States and lack U.S. entry documents to be considered, on a case-by-case basis, for advance authorization to travel and a temporary period of parole for up to 2 years for urgent humanitarian reasons and significant public benefit. To participate in this process, Venezuelan nationals must:

  • Have a supporter in the United States;
  • Undergo and clear robust security vetting;
  • Meet other eligibility criteria; and
  • Warrant a favorable exercise of discretion.

Individuals participating in the process must have a supporter in the United States who agrees to provide them with financial support for the duration of their parole in the United States.

The first step in the process is for the U.S.-based supporter to file a declaration of financial support (USCIS Form I-134) with the USCIS for each Venezuelan national or immediate family member they seek to support, including minor children. The U.S. government will then vet the supporter to ensure that they are able to financially support the Venezuelan nationals they are agreeing to support.

The followings are Examples of individuals who meet the supporter requirement:

  • U.S. citizens and nationals;
  • Lawful permanent residents, lawful temporary residents, and conditional permanent residents;
  • Non-immigrants in lawful status (who maintain their non-immigrant status and have not violated any of the terms or conditions of their non-immigrant status);
  • Asylees, refugees, and parolees;
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders; and
  • Beneficiaries of deferred action (including deferred action for childhood arrivals) or DED.

 Beneficiaries are:

  • A Venezuelan national (or their immediate family member) who is outside the United States and who may be considered for parole under this process.

    Immediate family members in this process include:

  • The spouse or common-law partner of a national of Venezuela; and
  • Their unmarried child(ren) under the age of 21. NOTE: If a child is under 18, they must be traveling with a parent or legal guardian in order to use this process.

USCIS is only accepting online filing of Form I-134 by individuals agreeing to financially support:

  • Ukrainians and their immediate family members as part of Uniting for Ukraine or
  • Venezuelans and their immediate family members as part of the process for Venezuelans.

You must be located in the United States to file Form I-134 online. Ukrainians and Venezuelans seeking parole under Uniting for Ukraine or the process for Venezuelans may not file Form I-134 on their own behalf. Supporters must include the name of the beneficiary on Form I-134.


Please, call our office and request a consultation if you have any questions. 

Thank you. 

Age required for a child to file for a parent

 Hello friends,

This is important, so please do not forget that in order for a US citizen to apply or petition for a parent, the petitioner MUST BE 21 years of age, NOT one day less or early. I just came across a client who applied for the parent 6-7 days before the client's 21 birthday, however, the USCIS denied the petition. The client chose the option to reapply rather than filing a motion to Reopen, Reconsider, or to file an appeal with the BIA. Please do not forget this, and when it doubt check with an Immigration attorney. Good luck friends. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Diversity Visa


Please read this carefully, this process is long and it can be overwhelming.  Stay calm and call our office for consultation.


Diversity Visa Steps.

1- Submit an entry;

2- Selection of Applicants by the US Government;

3- How to check whether the Applicant was selected;

4- How to confirm the Applicant's confirmation;

5- How to Submit the Applicant's Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application;

6- How and where to submit the Applicant's supporting evidence;

7- The next step is the Interview process, location, time, and date;

8- How to prepare for the consulate's interview; and what is the fee required;

9- The Applicant's interview, who must attend the interview, and what must the Applicant bring;

10- What happens after the interview.

DISCLAIMER: This is not a legal advice, and reading this post does not create a binding Attorney Client relationship. 

Thank you.


 Happy Fourth everyone.  I know we all have been waiting for this law to take effect. Here it is below. Work and Family Mobility Act ...