Immigration News

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas has designated Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from March 9, 2021, through September 9, 2022. As CNN reports, TPS designation will...
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VOX: A US immigration agency could run out of money by the end of summer without a $1.2 billion bailout

US Citizenship and Immigration Services is facing a massive budget shortfall because fewer immigrants are applying to enter the US. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is asking Congress for a $1.2 billion bailout. The agency claims it...
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NBC News: Trump administration weighs suspending program for foreign students, prompting backlash from business, tech

An Immigration News Article from Julia Ainsley and Laura Strickler published in NBC News regarding Trump administration’s plan to remove OPT program. The Trump administration may suspend OPT, a program for foreign students to stay in the U.S....
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Are you allowed to temporarily stop paying your IOM loan if you lose your income?

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) provides refugees with a travel loan to cover the cost of their transportation to the U.S. Because of the outbreak of COVID-19 and the economic hardship so many people are facing, IOM...
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Does the economic impact payment count as income for SNAP, TANF, or SSI benefits?

No, the stimulus payment does not count as income, and it’s not taxable. The stimulus payment is separate, and it won’t appear on your benefits card.
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If you have an ICE check-in scheduled, what should you do during coronavirus pandemic?

It depends on where you live; different U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices are using different procedures during the coronavirus outbreak. We suggest you contact your local office to see if the check-in will be done over...
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