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Immigration is frequently changing. Here at Motion Law, we like to keep you updated with the latest news about local and national immigration, keep you informed about changes within our firm, and share helpful information relevant to your immigration needs.

Local employers and H-2B Visa holders can use benefits during pandemic

DHS Announces Benefits for H-2B Visa Holders

May 14, 2020

The official statement from USCIS The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted new benefits for foreign workers holding a H-2B Visa. H-2B Visa- Brief explanation The US benefits greatly from thousands of foreign skilled workers who come to the country annually and work in different production…

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Government officials ask Trump to ban the enter from immigrants with dual citizenship

The Government Complains about Immigrants Holding Dual Citizenship

May 13, 2020

Borders closure during the global pandemic The current government of the US decided to close the borders while the peak of COVID-19 contagion decreases in its territories. This means that the country is not currently receiving immigrants and there is no possibility to request asylum or refuge. However, people with legal citizenship have the right…

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Lawmakers claim the government to reopen asylum cases

Lawmakers Against Stopping Asylum Requests During Pandemic

May 13, 2020

Asylum and refuge policies during the pandemic Trump’s government decided to ban asylum and refuge applications during the massive outbreak of Coronavirus in the US. This means that no immigrant can enter the country to request political asylum or refuge. Immigrants who currently reach the borders are deported almost immediately, normally to Central America. The…

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Foreign workers might need to leave the US due to unemployment

Foreign workers face possible deportation

May 13, 2020

Foreign workers and the pandemic Since the arrival of the Coronavirus in North America, almost all areas of our lives have changed and many communities have been excluded due to the health crisis. One of the most affected communities is foreigners who came to the US to work in specialized areas and specific markets. They…

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Haiti continues to receive infected deportees with COVID-19

Haiti calls for deportations to stop during global pandemic

May 12, 2020

More COVID-19 infected immigrants are deported daily Over the past few weeks, several governments in Central America and the Greater Antilles have complained about the number of immigrants deported from the US who tested positive on the COVID-19 exam. Among the countries included are Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, among others. For instance, figures…

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We need immigrants to overcome de pandemic

Reducing immigration could irreversibly affect the US

May 12, 2020

Immigration policies during the pandemic Trump’s administration has always been tirelessly focused on reducing immigration, both legal and illegal. The president assures that mass immigration is a disadvantage for the US, argumenting that foreigners “tend to use public benefits” but do not give anything in return. After the arrival of the Coronavirus in the country,…

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Lawmakers request Green Cards for foreign medical workers

A new opportunity for foreign doctors in the US

May 11, 2020

Lawmakers ask Congress to help foreign doctors and nurses The health sector is overstretched and exhausted due to the alarming health crisis caused by the Coronavirus. The US is one of the main epicenters of the massive COVID-19 outbreak, and health workers have had to fight very hard to counter the impact of the pandemic…

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Minors have video call with judges and are in risk of deportation

Minors’ cases remain active despite pandemic

May 11, 2020

Minors’ hearings in the midst of the health crisis It is well known that the arrival of the Coronavirus caused many temporary changes in the immigration policies of the US. Nowadays, most of the processes are done virtually and we must wait until the offices of the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) reopen to…

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Asylum seekers must remain in borders until they get a hearing

Asylum seekers go through a difficult time

May 8, 2020

The pandemic affected millions of asylum seekers Since President Trump took office in 2017, he has attempted to reduce the number of asylum and refuge permits issued in the US annually. After the appearance of the Coronavirus in the North American territory, the current government closed the borders and prohibited the entry of asylum and…

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Children cannot receive stimulus check if they belong to a "mixed-family"

Minors file a lawsuit against Trump’s government

May 8, 2020

Trump bans “stimulus checks” for immigrants Since the country entered into an economic crisis due to the arrival of the Coronavirus, the current government of the US decided to use stimulus checks to alleviate unemployment and boost the continuous flow of the economy. Basically, these checks are tax refunds to citizens and legal residents who…

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