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Immigration in the News – July 1, 2020

It’s been another tumultuous couple of weeks in immigration, with several major stories in the news worth paying close attention to. Here are some of those stories…and what they might mean to you and for you as you seek to navigate your own immigration issues. Here are the three top stories. Federal Judge Strikes Down…

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What Must an Employer Do Before Hiring an H-1B Worker

Hiring an H-1B worker is a lot harder in today’s climate, and right now the Trump Administration is considering closing down this form of immigration for at least a year.  Yet many employers will still want to attempt to bring on H-1B workers to fill gaps in their employment. To do this, they must take…

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What Are Your Rights if ICE Agents Are At the Door?

Despite Covid-19, ICE continues to pursue immigrants across the country. In fact, given current events it’s more important than ever to understand your rights in the event that an immigration agent shows up at your home to give you a hard time. Here’s what you need to know. You do not have to open the…

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3 Questions About Immigration and Employment, Answered

Immigration issues can seem labyrinthine and confusing, especially to those caught in the middle of them. The current Covid-19 crisis has created even more opportunities for confusion and concern. Here are a few of the most common questions we’re seeing at this office.  #1) Will using unemployment threaten your visa? Millions of Americans have lost…

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The Latest News on How Covid-19 is Shaping Immigration Policy

It’s hard to believe it’s been six weeks since the Covid-19 crisis “officially” hit in America. Throughout this time, the pandemic has become hopelessly intertwined with immigration issues. The close of the month brings us three news items worth paying attention to.  Federal Judge Upholds Trump’s 60-Day Ban on Green Cards US District Judge Michael…

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Coping With Loss of Status in a Crisis

The Covid-19 crisis has created visa issues for plenty of immigrants. H-1B visa workers have lost jobs along with everyone else. Tourists risk overstaying their visa because they can’t get back into their home country. The undocumented face incredible exposure risks without any safety net, and fear putting themselves on ICE’s radar by seeking medical…

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COVID-19 Continues to Impact Immigration

There are few aspects of life that COVID-19 isn’t impacting. Immigration, and, more specifically, immigration enforcement, is no exception. It’s worth knowing how USCIS is responding to this crisis as it may impact your case, or put your mind at ease. ICE is postponing most enforcement. ICE is only focusing on “foreign nationals who pose…

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COVID-19 Won’t Impact Your Green Card

COVID-19 has certainly given people a lot to be anxious over, but your green card application doesn’t have to be one of them. USCIS put out a statement which said that immigrants who get tested or treated for COVID-19 will not be penalized and should feel free to seek out medical treatment. This is despite…

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What is Denaturalization?

Denaturalization. It’s a word that’s suddenly on everyone’s lips now that President Trump has created a task force to “pursue those who unlawfully obtained citizenship.” Yet how does it work, and how worried should you be? Denaturalization has always been possible under the law. It’s just that we don’t pursue it very much. In the…

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How to Get a Visitor’s Visa Extension

A visitor’s visa allows you to enter the country for business or pleasure purposes for six months. When you come into the country you must provide evidence that you intend to legitimately pursue one of these two purposes. The US monitors your conduct while you’re in the country and looks for signs that you’re trying…

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