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Temporary Protected Status and the Latest Lawsuit

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Sep 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network and others are suing the Trump Administration on behalf of Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) and seven TPS holders to block a policy issued in December 2019 by embroiled USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli. The December Policy ended the practice of USCIS allowing TPS recipients with deportation/removal orders a path to lawful permanent residence and eventual citizenship.

New Travel Permit Guidance Issued for DACA Recipients

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Sep 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago we posted a blog about the Trump Administration defying the Supreme Court's Orders on DACA. In a continued follow up to the July 28, 2020 Memo from Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf regarding the Administration's approach to DACA at this time, USCIS just released Impl...

Court Orders a Temporary Hold on New Public Charge Rule for Green Card Applications During the Pandemic

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Aug 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

In yet another yo-yo twist, recently a federal court issued a rule blocking the new and onerous public charge regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal Appeals Courts in two different regions came out with two different orders concerning the same public charge rule. If you feel confused, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Let us help explain what’s going on and how it may affect you.

U.S. Citizens Married to Undocumented Spouses Sue Government For Not Receiving Stimulus Checks

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Jun 05, 2020 | 50 Comments

At Valverde Law, we believe a U.S. citizen is no less a U.S. citizen and entitled to all rights and benefits under the law, even if married to an undocumented spouse. An estimated 16.7 million people live in mixed immigration-status households, meaning they have a spouse or a dependent who is an undocumented immigrant. None of those households were able to receive the $1,200 stimulus check given by the federal government after the CARES Act was passed.

What is our operational status during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic? / ¿Cuál es nuestro estado operativo durante la pandemia de coronavirus COVID-19?

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Apr 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are open! Our attorneys and staff continue to work remotely and in the office maximizing the use of technology. For the safety of our employees and clients, however, we are limiting direct personal contact. We invite you to contact us by filling out an this form, emailing us at [email protected]

Possible Expanded Opportunities for Employment Authorization for F-1 Students During the Pandemic

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Apr 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ordinarily, students on F-1 visas are very limited in their employment opportunities. Typically international students are only allowed to work on their college campuses. Under 8 CFR 214.2(f)(9), however, USCIS has discretion to allow students on F-1 visas to request employment authorization to work off-campus due to severe economic hardship because of unforeseen circumstances beyond your control.

Can I Collect Unemployment if I am an Immigrant?

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Apr 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

U.S. citizens and non-citizens have lost their jobs in the economic fallout caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.  Applications for unemployment benefits have skyrocketed across the country. A record 3.3 million people in the United States applied for unemployment benefits during the week of Marc...

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