Covid Vaccine for Immigrants

By |2021-05-06T06:08:02-04:00April 12th, 2021|COVID-19, Immigration|

As the United States seeks to end its coronavirus crisis and outrun variants, public health officials recognize it is essential for as many people as possible to get vaccinated. Making that easy is a major part of the plan. According to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the vaccine is supposed to be free to [...]

H-1B VISA DENIALS CONTINUE TO INCREASE FOR COMPANIES

By |2021-05-10T10:06:58-04:00September 14th, 2020|COVID-19, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Trump|

H-1B VISA DENIALS CONTINUE TO INCREASE FOR COMPANIES U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues H-1B visa denials, including for high-skilled foreign nationals sponsored by many of the best companies in the world, according to a new analysis. The overall trend for businesses under the Trump administration is to make life more difficult for companies [...]

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Judge Issues Two Nationwide Injunctions Blocking “Public Charge” Immigration Rules Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2021-05-10T10:33:58-04:00August 3rd, 2020|COVID-19, Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Public Charge, Trump|

A Manhattan federal court issued two nationwide injunctions temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s “public charge” rules. An injunction issued against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prevents DHS from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective the “public charge” rule for any period during which there is a declared national health emergency in response [...]

Trump Administration Drops Rule to Strip Visa’s from foreign students in online-only classes.

By |2021-05-10T12:27:52-04:00July 15th, 2020|COVID-19, Immigration, Student Visas, Trump|

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's administration agreed Tuesday to rescind its controversial rule barring foreign students from living in the USA while taking fall classes online, a sharp reversal after the White House faced a slew of lawsuits challenging the policy. A Massachusetts judge announced the decision during a federal court hearing in a case [...]

Judge Rules: U.S. Must Release Children From Family Detention Centers,

By |2021-05-10T12:47:40-04:00June 30th, 2020|COVID-19, ICE, Immigration|

Citing new coronavirus cases at detention facilities for migrant families, the federal judge overseeing litigation surrounding protections for undocumented minors in U.S. custody on Friday ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release children the agency is holding with their parents or legal guardians. The order to release the children by July 17 came after plaintiffs in [...]

What the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Means for Legal and Illegal Immigrants

By |2021-05-11T06:09:33-04:00May 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Immigration, Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies|

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) — a $2 trillion stimulus package to provide financial relief to individuals, families, and businesses — was signed into law. The 2020 coronavirus stimulus delivers relief through a range of measures, including an advanced tax rebate to taxpayers. If you are a Legal Immigrant, and hold [...]

Timeline and List of U.S. Immigration Actions on COVID-19

By |2021-05-11T06:24:52-04:00April 15th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deportation, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump, USCIS Office Closure|

Post last updated April 10, 2020 The United States government has taken extreme actions to limit travel to the United States during the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, the government has suspended nearly all legal immigration and travel to the United States and paused most legal immigration applications from immigrants inside the United States as well. It [...]

U.S. Immigration Officials Evaluate Vulnerable Detainees for Possible Release Amid Pandemic

By |2021-05-11T06:34:08-04:00April 10th, 2020|COVID-19, Deportation, ICE, Immigrant health insurance|

U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID-19 illness. In an email sent to lawmakers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that it had instructed its offices around the country to consider the [...]

USCIS Temporary Office Closure Extended until at least May 3

By |2021-05-11T06:47:33-04:00April 1st, 2020|Announcements, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Immigration, Immigration Policies, USCIS Office Closure|

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will begin to reopen on May 4 unless the public closures are extended further. Employees in these offices are continuing to perform mission-essential services that do not require face-to-face contact with the public. USCIS will continue to provide [...]

Under coronavirus immigration measures, U.S. is expelling border-crossers to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes

By |2021-05-11T06:50:03-04:00March 31st, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deportation, Immigrant health insurance, Immigration|

Migrants who cross into the United States illegally are being expelled to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes under emergency coronavirus measures now in force across the U.S. southern border, according to three U.S. officials with knowledge of the latest government statistics. The pandemic has allowed the U.S. Border Patrol to implement the kind [...]

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