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U.S. CARE Act in Response to COVID-19 and Its Impact on Foreign Nationals and the Public Charge Rule

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARE Act”) was signed into law in order to provide an additional $2 trillion dollars in economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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H1B row: Will Covid, recession dampen Indian students’ desire to study and work abroad?

Due to coronavirus crisis and global recession, over 20-25 per cent of H1B employees in the US could be laid off in the coming weeks and forced to return to India. 

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Immigration Compliance in the Time of COVID-19

Although federal agencies are rallying in some ways to help employers and others cope with the secondary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as by temporarily easing or postponing certain immigration-related requirements, those requirements still apply.

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I want to decrease the salary of my H-1B employee. Do I have to file a new LCA? Do I have to file an amended H-1B petition if the salary is higher than the actual or prevailing wage?

Covid-19 has changed the rules for travel, engagement and employment.  Many companies have started to reduce wages and put staff on leave, and some companies have terminated employees.

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New Webinar Series from Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP to Cover COVID-19 Breaking News and Impact on Immigration Policies

Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP announces a new and live webinar covering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. immigration.

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Bay Area coronavirus job losses will top 800,000: report

A stunning new assessment of the Bay Area economy predicts that more than 800,000 jobs could be lost by May as fallout from the coronavirus bludgeons the region.

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COVID-19 MPLG Updates: Immigration Impact of Work Stoppages for H-1B Workers

If companies are unable to generate enough work for an employee due to the COVID-19 outbreak, then H-1B workers, whose immigration status is tied to their employment, may not be able to maintain their non-immigrant status. 

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International Students Adjust to Changed Circumstances on Campus

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Haverford has shifted to online learning for the remainder of the semester. Yet many international students, for whom travelling back home may be costly or impractical, have opted to remain on campus.

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Users report glitches, mistaken denials in new H-1B registration system

Users of a new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) electronic registration system, which allows employers to apply for H-1B visas for the 2021 fiscal year

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COVID-19: Are Nonimmigrants Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?

Unemployment insurance, as described in a recent blog post by our Labor and Employment colleagues, is a “joint federal-state program, administered separately by each state following guidelines established by federal law.” 

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