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Information on COVID-19 Stimulus Cash Relief for Non-U.S. Citizens

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Covid19

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the United States, residents are being asked to practice “social distancing,” and in a growing number of states, they are being asked to stay at home in order to “flatten the curve” of infections and slow the spread of the virus. Due to the encouragement of… Read More »

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Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Immigration

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Covid19, Public Charge Rule

My office has been getting many questions from our immigration clients regarding whether or not they are eligible to seek unemployment insurance benefits in the event of a layoff, reduction in force or termination. Please note at that this post is to serve as an overview and is not intended as legal advice. Clients… Read More »

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COVID-19 and the Public Charge Rule

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Covid19, Public Charge Rule

COVID-19 and the Public Charge Rule Questions and Answers. Does filing for unemployment put someone at risk under public charge? No. When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the public charge rule, it made clear that receiving unemployment benefits is not considered to be receiving a “public benefit.” This is because unemployment is… Read More »

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Can I get a Green Card if my United States Citizen spouse passed away?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Green Card

Widows or widowers who were married to U.S. citizens at the time of the citizen’s death may apply for a green card. To immigrate as the widow(er) of a citizen, you must prove that you were legally married to the citizen, and that you entered the marriage in good faith, and not solely to… Read More »

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COVID-19 and the Public Charge Rule

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Covid19, Public Charge Rule

I have been getting an a lot of questions concerning the public charge rule and how it will be implemented since the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a short summary with the information available as of right now. On March 13, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the agency will not consider… Read More »

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