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June 25, 2020
Marjorie M. Filice

How Immigrants Should Evaluate and Minimize Their Risks While Protesting

Recent events have many of us wondering how to get involved in protesting racism in this country. For our immigrant clients who are not U.S. citizens, we wanted to share some guidance about participating in organized demonstrations. Whether or not...

June 23, 2020
Tahreem Kalam

Trump’s Newest Proclamation Bans Entry into the U.S. on H-1B, L-1, H-2B and J-1 Visas Beginning June 24

On June 22, 2000, a new Presidential Proclamation was issued making drastic changes that President Trump claims are necessary to protect U.S. workers. The Proclamation will suspend the entry into the U.S. of foreign nationals in the H-1B, L-1, H-2B,...

June 18, 2020
Beata Leja

The U.S. Supreme Court Rules that DACA Can Stay, At Least for Now, and First-Time DACA Applicants May Apply!

In a surprising decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 18, 2020 that DACA can stay, at least for now. Specifically, the country’s highest court ruled that the Trump administration cannot immediately end the program, which currently protects approximately...

June 11, 2020
Jeffrey Cohn

My Immigration Court Hearing was Postponed due to the Coronavirus. What can I do to Prepare for my Next Court Date?

All non-detained immigration court hearings are currently postponed through, and including, Friday, June 26, 2020. If your immigration court hearing was postponed, you should receive a new Notice of Hearing in the mail with the location, date, and time of...

June 04, 2020
Anna Buskila

USCIS Visitor Policy in light of USCIS Resuming Public Services on or after June 4, 2020

As states begin to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, USCIS is preparing to reopen some domestic offices and resume public services on or after June 4, 2020. To protect their employees and the public, USCIS will reduce the number of appointments...

June 02, 2020
Aaron Lawee

Administration Expands Opportunities for Certain Temporary Workers

For most people trying to use our immigration system, the Corona Virus (COVID-19) has resulted in agonizing delays with no end in sight: consulates have shut down; new “travel bans” have been enacted; interview, oath ceremonies, and fingerprints/biometrics appointments have...

June 01, 2020
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

An Update from Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. Regarding Adapting to Covid-19

Open and Taking Appointments! First and foremost, from all of us at Minsky, McCormick and Hallagan, P.C. (MMH) we want to thank you for your flexibility and patience over the last 10 weeks as we navigate the new challenges we...

May 21, 2020
Chandni Shah

USCIS Plans 10% Additional Surcharge to Filing Fees as a Result of Coronavirus Pandemic. File Now to Avoid Additional Costs!

As we continue to adjust to life during a pandemic, USCIS has found that even the agency itself is not immune to the negative financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The USCIS, which relies on filing fees to fund its...

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