Immigrants and Pan American Aviation Day

When most people picture the arrival of immigrants in the United States, they might think of a ship arriving in New York, the sight of the Statue of Liberty in the distance, and eventually processing through Ellis Island. Although that may have been the case over a century ago, today, the vast majority of immigrants…
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Human Rights Day: Migration as a Human Right

If there is one thing to take away from the horrible year that has been 2020, it’s that protecting and advocating for human rights is more important than ever. The key values of our society such as fairness, dignity, equality and respect are in need of more support than ever before. 2020 and the COVID-19…
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A New Day Has Dawned

Our prayers for new leadership in the White House have been answered. So what does it mean for us? For the country? For the world?  First, there is the immediate concern about the transition period between now and January 20, 2021. President Trump will remain in power until then but the world is already beginning…
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Happy Constitution and Citizenship Day – My 50th Year as a U.S. Citizen

Constitution and Citizenship Day is observed each year on this day to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787 and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” This year’s Citizenship Day is especially important to me as I celebrate 50 years as a citizen. George with…
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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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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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Impacto de los beneficios de desempleo en los solicitantes de la Green Card

¿Podrían ser afectados negativamente los portadores de la Green Card por solicitar los beneficios de desempleo? La respuesta es: No.     Hoy en día la pandemia del COVID-19 azota al mundo sin precedentes y por lo mismo, muchos inmigrantes se enfrentan a situaciones financieras muy difíciles. Millones de personas en todo el país se quedaron sin…
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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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