Filing For Unemployment? Legal Immigrants Are Afraid.

By |2021-05-11T06:01:28-04:00May 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 [...]

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 [...]

Lawsuit Alleges CARES Act Excludes U.S. Citizen Children Of Undocumented Immigrants

By |2021-05-11T06:12:28-04:00May 6th, 2020|Immigration|

U.S. citizen children of undocumented parents who are excluded from the $2 trillion federal coronavirus relief package filed a federal class-action lawsuit Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Maryland by the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown University Law Center along with CASA, a nonprofit immigrant rights organization serving the Washington, D.C.-area and Pennsylvania, [...]

Trump’s Executive Order on Limiting Immigration – What You Need to Know

By |2021-05-11T06:23:11-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Immigration|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoHrwCIeUlA&t=17s Effective April 23, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order limiting immigration, which is scheduled to expire in 60 days. The order relates specifically to the ENTRY into the U.S., not the filing of applications and petitions. There are important exceptions to the order. Please be aware that consulates and embassies were already [...]

Immigrant doctors face challenges to work, even in Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2021-05-11T06:28:27-04:00April 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, [...]

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

By |2021-05-11T06:51:25-04:00March 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 [...]

COVID-19 IMMIGRATION PLANNING

By |2021-05-11T07:02:55-04:00March 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 |2021-05-11T07:12:36-04:00March 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 [...]

USCIS Closes Offices Nationwide March 18-April 1

By |2021-05-11T07:13:16-04:00March 18th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Immigrant health insurance, USCIS Interviews|

Effective March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is suspending 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 Log This suspension of services will be effective until at least April 1. In the meantime, USCIS will provide limited emergency [...]

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