Guide to Important Links Related to Immigration & Critical COVID-19 Resources (Updated 04/17/2020) U.S. Department of Homeland Security https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-news-updates U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-response-covid-19 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement https://www.ice.gov/coronavirus U.S. Embassy Manila https://ph.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ U.S. Department of Justice: Immigration Courts https://www.justice.gov/eoir/eoir-operational-status-during-coronavirus-pandemic Critical Resources for Foreign Students/Schools https://www.nafsa.org/about Primary…read more
Tancinco Law COVID-19 Critical Resource List
Can Visas be Denied on Public Charge Grounds if an Applicant Receives Stimulus Check?
COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economy severely and millions have lost their jobs as a result. Those who have lost their jobs are not just U.S. citizens but also green card holders, DACA recipients or those who are lawfully in the United States in valid non-immigrant status such as…read more
Green Card Holders Unable to Timely Return to the U.S.
We have heard of some clients who are unable to return to the U.S. after a temporary visit abroad – for example to the Philippines – due to COVID-19 related reasons. Either (1) they cannot get a flight back to the U.S. or (2) their health situation makes them…read more
Department of State’s Update on Visas for Medical Professionals
The following is a March 26, 2020 update from the U.S. Department of State. “We encourage medical professionals with an approved U.S. non-immigrant or immigrant visa petition (I-129, I-140, or similar) or a certificate of eligibility in an approved exchange visitor program (DS-2019), particularly those working to treat or…read more
Updates of Agency Closures: USCIS, Immigration Courts, Embassy
USCIS : CLOSED UNTIL MAY 3 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices have extended their temporary closure from April 1 to May 3 and will reopen on May 4. As a result of this closure, there will be no face to face interviews, no oath taking ceremonies for…read more