COVID-19 has gotten a remarkable pandemic, making it a confounding and alarming time for most Americans. This dread, in any case, is a lot of more terrible for non-residents, especially the individuals who have pending cases and whose status in the U.S. isn’t secure.
This article gives assets to non-residents with pending cases as they explore life in the hour of COVID-19.
Shelter workplaces are incidentally shut to general society. On the off chance that you have a meeting planned during this period, you will get a scratch-off notification, and your meeting will be rescheduled once ordinary tasks start. Your case will probably have need over different cases since rescheduled cases have need for new meeting dates.
On the off chance that you have inquiries on the status of your case, you can email your haven office. You can utilize the USCIS haven office locator to discover which email address to utilize.
Different USCIS Cases
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has, for the time being, dropped all face to face meets. This implies all naturalization vow services, biometric arrangements, and different meetings will be dropped.
Note, in any case, that USCIS is as yet working, thus you can record new cases and get correspondence from their office. Choices are likewise being sent to your location rather than you getting them the USCIS office. You should, in this way, ensure your location remains refreshed.
Cases Pending Before the Immigration Court
The Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) handles kept and non-confined movement legal disputes. EOIR has as of late reported that most movement courts will be shut, and all non-kept cases will be delayed at any rate through April tenth. At the point when the workplace is wanting to reschedule cases, it isn’t known.
You can check on the web if your hearing will even now occur if your case is planned after April tenth. You can likewise call 800-898-7180 and follow the prompts. Note, you will require your outsider number nearby before you decide.
Am I ready to apply for or restore my work license? This is perhaps the greatest worry for non-residents in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately you can apply for your grant (both new applications and recharges) insofar as you fulfill the necessities for getting a work license.
Going Outside the U.S
The State Department has given a warning demoralizing all U.S residents from voyaging abroad. The President additionally gave numerous declarations suspending passage to outsiders and nonimmigrants originating from COVID-19 influenced regions. Along these lines, going right now may have various dangers for nonimmigrants.
On the off chance that you have a substantial work license, and you lose your employment in view of COVID-19, you might be qualified for joblessness benefits gave you fulfill the qualification necessities. Make a point to explore your state laws, as the subtleties differ by state. FindLaw.com additionally has plentiful assets on the qualification prerequisites and how you can apply for joblessness benefits.
You may likewise be qualified to apply for different advantages like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, and other governmentally helped programs.
Other Useful Resources
On the off chance that you despite everything have questions or have a pending case, its best to address a migration lawyer to get the help you need. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) likewise has numerous assets that can help settlers in getting valuable data and direction on lawful issues concerning COVID-19 and how it will influence foreigners.