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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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Public Charge Rule

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Public Charge Rule

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted for public inspection in the Federal Register a final “public charge” rule that will dramatically expand the number of immigrants that DHS could deem ineligible for green cards and admission to the United States on account of income level and prior use of certain public benefits such… Read More »

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Public Charge Rule

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Public Charge Rule

On September 22, 2018, the Trump administration announced the upcoming publication of a proposed rule that if implemented as written, would prevent immigrants from securing lawful permanent residence and remaining with their families in the United States, simply because at any time in the past, they received some type of basic health care support,… Read More »

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