H-1B Workers: Worth Their Weight in Innovation

By |2020-05-23T10:12:32-04:00May 23rd, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Trump|

The Trump Administration is reportedly working on an executive order to ban the issuance of new H-1B visas. His order is expected to be issued before the end of this month. His order would be quite a negative blow to the U.S. economy and hit American economic innovation the hardest. The H-1B visa system has problems: It’s [...]

USCIS-ITServe Settlement Overturns 10 Years Of H-1B Visa Policies

By |2020-05-22T10:14:24-04:00May 22nd, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration Policies, Trump|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has agreed to a settlement with the business group ITServe Alliance that overturns 10 years of policies restricting employers and H-1B visa holders. The settlement follows a pivotal March 10, 2020, District Court opinion that repudiated key USCIS actions and a May 20, 2020, judge’s opinion in Georgia that ruled against [...]

Filing For Unemployment? Legal Immigrants Are Afraid.

By |2020-05-11T16:56:50-04:00May 11th, 2020|Coronavirus, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

This year got off to a busy start for Raquel and Alex. After almost two years together, they got married. Raquel was training for a new job at an immigration law firm in Atlanta. Alex was in a new job in sales. When the coronavirus hit, they found themselves among the millions suddenly jobless. Compounding this bad [...]

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

By |2020-04-15T10:34:19-04:00April 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 [...]

Immigrant doctors face challenges to work, even in Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2020-04-12T12:03:14-04:00April 12th, 2020|Deportation, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Specialty Ocupation, Trump|

Doctors and other health care workers who are not U.S. citizens are facing a second challenge as they fight one of the worst pandemics the nation has ever seen: Ensuring their paperwork will allow them to work in the United States. The nation can ill afford to lose any health care workers right now, yet foreign-born doctors, [...]

COVID-19 IMMIGRATION PLANNING

By |2020-03-20T14:44:21-04:00March 20th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Specialty Ocupation, Trump, USCIS Interviews|

The Coronavirus, COVID-19, has taken the entire world by utter surprise, and both governments, employers and employees are in new, never chartered territories. Our team at Weinstock Immigration Lawyers has kept our doors open and implemented a remote work rotating policy for our employees so we can continue to serve our clients. We will continue [...]

US Immigration System Changes during the Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2020-03-19T15:07:11-04:00March 19th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Department of Justice, Deportation, Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump, USCIS Interviews|

As the United States responds to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has made sweeping changes to the country's immigration apparatus, altering daily operations and disrupting the lives of thousands. In a little over a week, there have been a dozen changes, ranging from postponing immigration hearings to pausing deportation flights to certain countries and suspending [...]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the European Union’s Schengen Area

By |2020-03-13T09:47:37-04:00March 13th, 2020|Announcements, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Immigrant health insurance, Trump|

As you may have seen in the news, the United States government has prohibited non-US citizens who are from the 26 countries that make up the European Union’s Schengen Area or who have visited the Schengen Area in the previous two weeks from entering the United States. These countries include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, [...]

ICE’s “cyber trap” affects immigrants.

By |2020-03-03T13:31:57-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Deportation, Immigration, Trump|

A new lawsuit, from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), reveals that software used by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office helps keep low-risk immigrants locked up, when the tool would supposedly recommend releases within 48 hours, after analyzing several risk factors. The tool is not new. It was implemented in 2013, but its [...]

Justice Dept. Establishes Office to Denaturalize Immigrants.

By |2020-02-27T10:50:21-05:00February 27th, 2020|Department of Justice, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

The Trump administration is establishing a new section within the Justice Department, to discuss the process of removing citizenship from people born abroad who obtained citizenship fraudulently by not disclosing previous convictions serious crimes, including terrorism and war crimes, officials announced this Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The move will likely inspire increased fear in immigrant [...]