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Stay Informed: 60-day Grace Period for Document Submission, Extensions of Stay and the U.S. Immigration Ban

Immigration continues to be a political football amidst COVID-19, and U.S. visa holders have been at the forefront of public discourse as they face furloughs, layoffs and wage reductions. The U.S.

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Which U.S. Visa Holders Qualify for the Stimulus Check?

People across the United States have started to receive their COVID-19 stimulus checks, but which visa holders are entitled to receive this financial support? OnlineVisas CEO Jon Velie helps break

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Announcement: President Trump Shutting Down Immigration?

Dear Friends and Clients,Many of you have asked us about the below tweet from the President. In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT

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H1B Holders and Resident Aliens to Receive Stimulus Check

Good news! If you are a non-immigrant with an SSN and have filed your taxes for 2018 and/or 2019, expect to get a check credited to your bank account. As part of the economic stimulus package called

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A Call for USCIS to Extend Deadlines Amid Pandemic COVID-19

USCIS has the power to help U.S. employers and lawfully admitted foreign nationals to extend any and all immigration-related deadlines, including expiration of status. Many doctors, nurses, and healthcare

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H2A and H2B Visas for Non-immigrant Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

A stable agricultural and non-agricultural workforce is essential for minimizing any disruption in the food supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure American farmers and ranchers have

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COVID-19 Pushes Immigration Courts into the 21st Century

On March 31, 2020, The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it had established temporary email accounts for immigration courts nationwide to facilitate electronic filing for

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USCIS Can Help Fight COVID-19

The U.S. health care system is being exhausted as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold. Our healthcare system depends on immigrant healthcare providers as much as their native-born colleagues.

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USCIS Continues to Process Application for Employment Authorization (EAD), Extension Requests (Form I-765) Amid Closures

On March 30, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that due to the temporary closure of Application Support Centers (ASC) to the public in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

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USCIS Responds to COVID-19 with Special Consideration for RFEs and NOIDS Signalling for Measures to Protect Immigrant Workforce

On March 26, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services responded to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by announcing that it is taking measures to provide some relief for applicants and petitioners responding

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