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Immigration Related Issues of COVID-19

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On 4/6/2020 at 1:16 PM, guest303 said:

We have filed for H1B, H4 and H4EAD extension beginning of March. We had an appointment scheduled on April 2 for Biometrics but USCIS offices were closed and have not received a rescheduled appointment letter. What should we do?

There is nothing you need to do but wait. Once the moratorium on in-person appointments is lifted USCIS will reschedule the appointments. 

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Hello, I received my Green card in November 2019 through my employer. I reside in Texas. However I may be unemployed in a week. In that case If I file for Unemployment benefits:

1: Will I be considered to be availing public benefits and is it considered a public charge?

2: Will this affect me when I apply for citizenship 5 years in the future if I file for unemployment benefits? 

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Unemployment benefits are not public benefits. They come out of an insurance the employers pay into. It has no effect on a citizenship application.

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I am currently on H1B. My employer has put everyone in my company on 2 weeks furlough. But for visa holders, employer has given three options-

1.) Take a 2 week furlough OR

2.) Take a 2 week unpaid leave OR

3.) Take a 15% pay cut for 2 months (keep working in this case)

My question is which is a good option from the above three for a H1B visa holder like me? 

 

 

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3 hours ago, advocatesdenverco said:

Immigrants is not also qualified for unemployment loan from the government?

People on H1 generally do not qualify for unemployment benefits. People who have a Greencard do qualify.

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As I lost my job on H-1B, and my 60 days grace period is over, I have applied for a tourist visa. I have an approved I-140.
1. Please confirm that my H-1B is cap-exempt
2. How long does it take to get a tourist visa approved? Is there a way to expedite the process? What happens if it is denied?
3. If I get a job on H-1B, do I need to go out of the country to get the visa approved?
Please advise.

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