Trump Wasted So Much Money Harassing Immigrants that USCIS Needs a Bailout

By |2021-05-11T05:33:08-04:00June 15th, 2020|Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Public Charge, Trump, USCIS Office Closure|

For three years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — the federal agency that processes visas, work permits and naturalizations — has lectured immigrants about how they should become more self-sufficient. It has alleged, without evidence, that too many immigrants are on the dole. (Actually, immigrants pay more in taxes than they receive in federal benefits, and [...]

Will the H-1B and other U.S. Work Visas get suspended?

By |2021-05-11T05:34:40-04:00June 15th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

Since the April 22 Executive Order that temporarily banned entry into the United States on permanent resident visas, there has been a lot of speculation about the possibility that H-1B and other Work Visas eventually would be suspended as well. It appears this will indeed happen sometime shortly and could initially be in effect for [...]

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 [...]

DACA, USCIS Office Closures and the Forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court Decision

By |2021-05-11T06:20:42-04:00April 27th, 2020|Immigration|

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has clarified its process for handling Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal requests. According to USCIS’s website, its offices will remain closed until at least May 3. If you are a DACA holder, here is what you should know: 1. “Wet [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Coronavirus Raises Tough Immigration Issues For Businesses

By |2021-05-11T07:30:07-04:00March 17th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, H-1B Visa, Immigration|

Coronavirus raises a host of difficult immigration issues for U.S. businesses, including the status of H-1B visa holders and international students, obtaining I-9 verification for new employees and travel restrictions that limit mobility for international personnel. Below is a look at important immigration issues facing businesses during the current health crisis. H-1B and L-1 Visa [...]

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