El Sistema de Inmigración en el Contexto de la Pandemia de COVID-19

USCIS: Los Centros de servicios de USCIS están operando con normalidad. Los solicitantes pueden presentar todo tipo de peticiones y solicitudes, estos serán procesados y los recibos serán emitidos. Las oficinas locales de USCIS, incluida la Oficina de Detroit y la Oficina de Asilo de Chicago, están programadas para reabrir el 4 de junio del…
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The Immigration System in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned many U.S. government functions inside-out and the immigration system is no exception. Here is a brief rundown of the ongoing situation with each relevant immigration agency as of May 7, 2020. USCIS: USCIS Service Centers are fully operational. Applicants may submit all types of petitions and applications, which will be…
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Unemployment Benefits’ Impact on Green Card Applicants

Will Collecting Unemployment Benefits Negatively Impact Green Card Applicants? Short Answer: No. With this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic plaguing the world, many immigrants are faced with tough financial decisions. Millions of people across the country are left without jobs or with little to no sources of income, forcing them to consider applying for assistance from the…
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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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12th Annual Immigration Law & Policy Conference Recap

On October 29, 2015, we attended the 12th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference in Washington D.C. The day-long event was hosted by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, INC (CLINIC) and took place at Georgetown Law Center. It was great to spend a day with other immigration professionals, policymakers, analysts,…
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WATCH: GPM on DHS’ Priority Program (PEP)

On October 29, 2015, The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) organized the 12th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C. The day-long conference explored many topics, including politics and immigration, the future of executive action, immigration detention and detention alternatives, and unaccompanied…
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A More Perfect Union

In my recent post on nativism and immigration, I mentioned that for much of our nation’s history, the image of an “American” was conflated with being a Caucasian of western European ancestry. This prejudice stemmed from the idea that since our nation’s founders were white and Anglo Saxon, our nation’s populous must reflect that image.…
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