Immigration Options for the H1b employee under the Covid-19 Pandemic

In an April 28, 2020 report, Bloomberg reported that over 200,000 H-1B employees in the United State may lose their lawful status by June of this year as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Darren Silver of Darren Silver & Associates, LLP a boutique Business Immigration Law Firm in Los Angeles believes that the Bloomberg numbers may be conservative and that the actual number of H1b employees impacted by…

Extensions of Status & Changes of Status during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

our blog last week, we touched upon procedures for Extensions of Status & Changes of Status during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  On April 14, 2020, USCIS provided further guidance on the matter. While consulates abroad have suspended visa processing, USCIS continues to accept cases throughout this pandemic, and any change or extension of status can be mailed to the appropriate USCIS office. Accordingly, a timely filed change or extension of status…