In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Monday , March 30th, 2020, flexible measures to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain Requests for Evidence (RFE) , Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID), Notices of Intent to Revoke (NOIR) and Notices of Intent to Terminate (NOIT)…

USCIS offices will reopen on April 7, 2020 unless the public closures are extended further. Employees in these offices are continuing to perform mission-essential services that do not require face-to-face contact with the public. USCIS field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies impacted by the extended closure.

Dear Valued Clients,   As we navigate through the COVID-19 health crisis we want to let you know that we are closely monitoring the situation. We will continue to follow the guidance of our government officials. In order to ensure the safety of our clients and staff, our law offices will close temporarily until the…

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on March 21, 2020 that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the…

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today ( March 20, 2020) announced that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 National Emergency announced by President Trump on March 13, 2020, all benefit forms and documents with reproduced original signatures will be accepted, including the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, for submissions dated March 21, 2020, and beyond….

  The initial H-1B electronic registration period closed today, March 20, 2020, at 12:00 pm EST . Selected registrants will be notified  no later than March 31, 2020 and can then proceed to file the entire H-1B petition. The U.S. State Department is suspending visa services in most countries due to COVID-19. All routine nonimmigrant…

The State Department will announce a level 4 travel advisory for all international travel citing the coronavirus pandemic . That is its most severe warning. Americans would be instructed not to travel abroad. U.S. citizens will be instructed to repatriate to the U.S. If they don’t return,  they need to prepare to shelter in place. Mike…

All non-detained hearings, including merits hearings, are postponed through April 10. In addition, certain immigration courts are entirely closed. The Houston EOIR is not one of them, so they will be currently accepting filings. Below is the EOIR statement as well as an EOIR link, which provides information on which courts are entirely closed. EOIR…

U.S. immigration offices across the country will temporarily close to the public as a result of the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The move by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which will postpone naturalization ceremonies and citizenship and asylum interviews, among other functions, represents the biggest impact to the immigration system…

ICE notes that as of 3/13/20, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in ICE detention facilities and is screening new detainees. ICE has temporarily suspended social visitation but non-contact legal visitations will continue to be permitted.