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On Wednesday, April 22, Present Trump issued a proclamation temporarily suspending entry into the United States of intending immigrants as lawful permanent residents (“green card” applicants) for a temporary period of 60 days.   Because the order does not apply to people already in the United States, those in the United States may continue their applications for permanent residency.  […]

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act provides for economic impact payments, or stimulus payments, as well as unemployment benefits for U.S. taxpayers, which includes lawful permanent residents and certain individuals in nonimmigrant status.  The recently implemented Public Charge Rule provides for an expanded ground of inadmissibility based on […]

On April 20, 2020, President Trump tweeted that he plans to temporarily suspend immigration to the United States.  His announcement on Twitter declared: “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the […]

U.S Customs and Border protection (CBP) recently announced that Visa Waiver Program (VWP) entrants who have already been granted satisfactory departure may now apply for an additional 30-day extension of their admission period if they remain unable to depart the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors who entered […]