On June 1, 2020, National Visa Center will no longer accept or respond to inquiries through mail. Any unsolicited mail post-marked June 1, 2020 or later will not receive a response and will be destroyed. All inquires must be placed through the Public Inquiry Form at https://nvc.state.gov/inquiry. National Visa Center will only accept mail if…

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on May 1, 2020 that the agency is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020. USCIS will consider a response to certain requests and notices received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice before taking action. Applicants and petitioners…

A complaint has been filed in U.S. federal court on behalf of six U.S. citizens who were denied federal stimulus checks because they filed joint tax returns with spouses who use an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) to pay taxes. ITINS are issued by the Internal Revenue Service to non-citizens who lack a social security…

The  Proclamation issued on April 22, 2020 and effective on April 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM  suspends entry into the U.S. of immigrants who: Are outside the United States on the effective date of the proclamation; Do not have a valid immigrant visa on the effective date; and Do not have a valid official travel…

President Trump announced in a tweet late Monday night that he plans to suspend immigration to the United States, a move he said is needed to safeguard American jobs and defend the country from coronavirus pandemic, which he called “the Invisible Enemy.”

The Department of Justice announced on Twitter this Tuesday morning, April 31, 2020 , that non-detained immigration court cases will be postponed through May 15, 2020.

COVID-19 & ICE

ICE issued the latest information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ICE confirmed that as of 4/13/20, 72 detainees, 19 detention facility personnel, and 67 ICE employees, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Over four hundred thousand residents may be unable to complete the process to become American citizens in time for the November election due to the coronavirus pandemic. USCIS field offices that conduct mandatory interviews of naturalization applicants has been shut down since March 18 and is scheduled to remain closed until at least May 3….

The American Immigration Lawyers Association has announced that due to the current health crisis their annual conference on immigration law will be held sometime in the fall. It was originally scheduled to take place in June in San Diego.

USCIS encourages all those, including aliens, with symptoms that resemble Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services.  Such treatment or preventive services will NOT negatively affect any alien as part of a future Public Charge analysis. The Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule does not…