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COVID-19 and the Public Charge Rule Questions and Answers New York Immigration Attorney

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Covid19

COVID-19 and the Public Charge Rule Questions and Answers Q: Will getting tested, treatment or preventative care for COVID-19 impact my immigration application under the public charge rule? A: On March 13, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the agency will not consider “testing, treatment, nor preventative care (including vaccines, if… Read More »

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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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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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Inability to depart the US related to COVID-19

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Covid19, Visa Waiver

Extending ESTA/Visa Waiver Participants (VWP) Periods of Admission due to inability to depart the US related to COVID-19. ONLY APPLICABLE TO THOSE WHO WERE ADMITTED THROUGH JFK OR NEWARK Individuals admitted under the VWP/ESTA program who find themselves unable to depart the U.S, before their current period of admission will end because of COVID-19… Read More »

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