What the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Means for Legal and Illegal Immigrants

By |2020-05-08T09:04:21-04:00May 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 [...]

Judges Slap Down USCIS Again On H-1B Visas

By |2020-04-08T10:48:31-04:00April 8th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies|

In three new court cases, federal judges have decided that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unlawfully denied H-1B petitions for foreign-born professionals. The decisions, which all involve USCIS improperly limiting the definition of a specialty occupation, may bring greater certainty to employers and potential visa holders during uncertain economic times. Under the Trump administration, [...]

USCIS to Continue Processing Applications for Employment Authorization Extension Requests Despite Application Support Center Closures

By |2020-03-31T14:08:48-04:00March 31st, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Immigration, Immigration Cases, USCIS Interviews, USCIS Office Closure|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it will reuse previously submitted biometrics in order to process valid Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, extension requests due to the temporary closure of Application Support Centers (ASC) to the public in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This announcement is consistent with existing USCIS [...]

USCIS Temporary Office Closure Extended until at least April 7

By |2020-03-26T09:44:22-04:00March 26th, 2020|Immigration, Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies, USCIS Interviews, 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 Disease 2019 (COVID-19). USCIS offices will reopen on April 7 unless the public closures are extended further. Employees in these offices are continuing to perform [...]

Immigration Judges Quit

By |2020-01-31T15:26:09-05:00December 27th, 2019|Department of Justice, Immigration, Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies, Trump|

CNN reported today (Friday, December 27, 2019) that Immigration judges have left their positions in 2019 at nearly twice the rate of previous years with many citing the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policies as a deciding factor. Over the past year, in the heat of a border migration crisis, 45 judges have left, moved into new [...]