Immigration News

Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan

Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

On December 7, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a Federal Register notice extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the validity of work authorization for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. The notice automatically extends through Oct. 4, 2021, the validity of Employment Authorization Documents…

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Federal Judge Rules DACA Must Be Fully Restored

Federal Judge Rules DACA Must Be Fully Restored 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

On Friday, December 4, 2020, a federal judge ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program must be restored to the rules established when the program was created in 2012. This means: People who meet the original eligibility criteria but never applied for the program may apply for DACA for the first time.…

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Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

Eligible Immigrants May Qualify for $500 in COVID-19 Relief What kind of assistance is this? On April 15, 2020, Governor Newsom announced one-time disaster relief assistance for undocumented Californians impacted by COVID-19 and who are ineligible for most other forms of pandemic assistance, including direct assistance under the CARES Act and unemployment insurance. Eligible Californians…

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Information about Immigration Service, U.S. Consulate and Immigration Court Closures

Information about Immigration Service, U.S. Consulate and Immigration Court Closures 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

Updated March 18, 2020 U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services has closed all offices in the U.S. to the public until at least  April 1 due to COVID-19. There is no need to go to a USCIS office in person if you have an interview scheduled during that time. USCIS will send notices to applicants with…

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Scam Alert: OIA will not contact you through robocalls

Scam Alert: OIA will not contact you through robocalls 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

Computer hacker with mobile phone smartphone stealing data Scam Alert: OIA will not contact you through robocalls The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) has received reports of a telephone scam targeting consumers. Callers are utilizing illegal “spoofing” techniques to trick consumers into responding. According to reports, the caller is altering the caller ID…

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