Rules Change for Vulnerable Asylum Seekers who Remain in Mexico

On May 10, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a joint DHS/EOIR statement on the rescheduling of MPP hearings. This statement changed prior DHS procedures without adequate notice to affected migrants or their attorneys, adding confusion to the already opaque and unconstitutional Migrant…
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Pregúntale a Maris: Puedo ser desalojado de mi casa si no puedo pagar la renta durante el Covid-19?

La respuesta seria “posiblemente”. Todo depende del estado dónde usted este viviendo. En algunos estados y ciudades, se ha hecho ilegal que un arrendador lo desaloje durante la pandemia COVID-19, o por lo menos durante un cierto período de tiempo, incluso si usted no pudiera pagar su renta. La Ley CARES Act (el estímulo) puso…
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Ask Maris: Can I Be Evicted From my Home if I Cannot Pay Rent Due to Covid-19?

The short answer is maybe. It depends on where you live. Some states and cities have made it illegal for a landlord to evict you during the COVID-19 pandemic, or for a certain period of time, even if you cannot pay your rent. The CARES Act puts a 120-\day moratorium in place on some evictions…
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Pregúntale a Maris: Beneficios del Seguro de Desempleo Durante el Covid-19

¿Qué es el seguro de desempleo? ¿Soy elegible para recibir los beneficios de desempleo?  El seguro de desempleo es un beneficio monetario pagado a ciertos trabajadores que han perdido su trabajo sin culpa propia y que generalmente están disponibles para poder trabajar. Cada estado proporciona un seguro de desempleo de una manera ligeramente diferente. Además,…
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Ask Maris: Collecting Unemployment Insurance During Covid-19

What is unemployment insurance? Am I eligible to receive unemployment benefits? Unemployment insurance is a monetary benefit paid to certain workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own, and are generally available and able to work. Each state provides unemployment insurance in a slightly different way. Additionally, the federal CARES Act…
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Appellate Litigation

On January 31, 2012 the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) published an important decision on “administrative closure” decisions. Maris J. Liss, the head of our Appellate Litigation Department, was at the forefront of this positive change of law and shepherded this issue in federal court to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Together with the American Immigration…
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