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  • Article: The HEROES Act Would Provide Aid to Millions of Immigrants Left Out of Other Coronavirus Relief Packages By Jorge Loweree

    The HEROES Act Would Provide Aid to Millions of Immigrants Left Out of Other Coronavirus Relief Packages by Jorge Loweree The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act on Friday, May 15. The bill directs $3 trillion in stimulus spending and is the latest in a series of bills that Congress has considered in response to the coronavirus. The HEROES Act seeks to relieve some of the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic...
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  • Article: CCI TheDegreePeople.com Providing FREE Document Evaluations for Foreign Essential Workers and First Responders for the Month of June By Sheila Danzig

    CCI TheDegreePeople.com Providing FREE Document Evaluations for Foreign Essential Workers and First Responders for the Month of June by Sheila Danzig The mad rush to file work visas is here, and to help essential workers and first responders get on the job in haste we are offering free document evaluations for those with a foreign degree. An estimated 6 million immigrants already work essential jobs and immigrants make up one-sixth of the overall US health care workforce. New propose...
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  • Article: What You Need to Know About President Trump’s Latest Ban on Immigration By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    What You Need to Know About President Trump’s Latest Ban on Immigration by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick At a time when our country is united in the fight against the coronavirus, President Trump is seeking to divide us by turning to a familiar target—immigrants. The president first threatened a full ban on immigration via a tweet Monday night. On Wednesday, he issued a somewhat narrower ban aimed at those seeking to permanently immigrate to the Unit...
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  • Article: The One-year Filing Deadline For Asylum And Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - by Ella F. Cleveland, Ph.D.

    The One-year Filing Deadline For Asylum And Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Ella F. Cleveland, Ph.D. There is a one-year deadline to apply for asylum: the person must apply for it within one year of arriving in the United States. There is an exception, however, if the person has a “disability.” Consider the case of “Maria:” she arrives in the United States with two small children; she quickly gets a job, pays rent and takes good care of her kids. She does this for 24 mo...
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  • Article: Psychology Of A Pandemic: Eb-5 Lessons To Be Learned From Covid-19 By Mona Shah, Esq. and Rebecca Singh, Esq.

    Psychology Of A Pandemic: Eb-5 Lessons To Be Learned From Covid-19 by By Mona Shah, Esq. and Rebecca Singh, Esq. Historically, responses to pandemics have followed a pattern—from initial denial to panic and anxiety, to a period of adjustment and, finally, the establishment of a new normal. What is a new normal for EB-5? Will we see EB-5 investors exhibit counter-cyclical investment behavior? Will this new normal drive investors away from traditional hospitality projects towards busine...
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  • Article: Heath Care Delivery In Guatemala and Arguments of Lack of Medical Access in U.S. Immigration Hearings By Robert Kirkland 

    Heath Care Delivery In Guatemala and Arguments of Lack of Medical Access in U.S. Immigration Hearings by Robert Kirkland Introduction: The purpose of this article is to examine the health care delivery system in Guatemala and how it impacts repatriated Guatemalans who have ongoing medical issues. In the United States, the level of care for the poor or unemployed exceeds Guatemala’s by several fold. Upon return to Guatemala, most deportees struggle to find employment and fall under th...
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  • Article: Board of Immigration Appeals Green Lights Major Errors on Notice to Appear Forms By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    Board of Immigration Appeals Green Lights Major Errors on Notice to Appear Forms by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick The U.S. government rejects an immigrant’s entire application for a visa or immigration benefit over a single blank field on a form. Applications can be rejected if a box is left unchecked or has a missing line—say, for an apartment number when the applicant lives in a house, or even when a question does not apply. Thanks to ...
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  • Article: FAQ Relating to Skilled Workers in the Green Card Backlogs during COVID-19 By Cyrus Mehta

    FAQ Relating to Skilled Workers in the Green Card Backlogs during COVID-19 by Cyrus Mehta Skilled workers caught in the employment-based backlogs face great uncertainty during the COVID-19 crisis. They have to continue to work for employers who have sponsored them green cards while maintaining H-1B status. As explained in my previous FAQ relating to changes in working conditions for H-1B workers , the DOL rules do not provide much flexibility to employers who may be forced to cut wag...
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  • Article: Obtaining I-551 Stamp as Evidence of Conditional Lawful Permanent Residency during COVID-19 By Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP

    Obtaining I-551 Stamp as Evidence of Conditional Lawful Permanent Residency during COVID-19 by Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP It’s never been a simple task for conditional lawful permanent residents to obtain an I-551 (ADIT) stamp from USCIS when their Permanent Resident Card was expiring.  It’s become even more difficult recently since USCIS Field Offices are closed to the public for in-person services until at least June 4, 2020 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. ...
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  • Article: Stuck Abroad And Unable To Return To The U.S. Within 180 Days? By David H. Nachman, Esq., Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Ludka Zimovcak, Esq.

    Stuck Abroad And Unable To Return To The U.S. Within 180 Days? by David H. Nachman, Esq., Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Ludka Zimovcak, Esq. Green card holders who are abroad and cannot currently travel back to the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic should consider keeping evidence of U.S. ties for re-entry. As a lawful permanent resident (green card holder), absences of more than 180 days to one year may create a "presumption" that you have abandoned your permanent resident status. ...
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