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You Lost Your Job While on a Work Visa Due to COVID-19. Now What?

Alexandra Bondikov, business immigration attorney at PPID, went LIVE to discuss 3 top asked questions the firm is receiving from people in the U.S. that are on nonimmigrant work visas such as: E, H-1B, O, TN and many others.  If you lost your job or are in fear of losing your job due to the Read More

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Los Beneficios de Desempleo no son Beneficios Públicos Independientemente del Coronavirus COVID-19

A PPID le gustaría tomarse este tiempo para agradecer su lealtad y apoyo continuo durante este momento tan difícil. Lamentablemente, somos conscientes de que, como resultado directo del Covid-19, muchas personas han perdido su empleo y están luchando económicamente para solventar sus necesidades. De hecho, muchos de nuestros existentes clientes nos han llamado y nos han Read More

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Unemployment Benefits Are Not A Public Benefit Regardless of Coronavirus COVID-19

PPID would like to take this time to thank you for your loyalty and continued support during this most difficult time. Sadly, we are aware that as a direct result of COVID-19, many people have lost their jobs and are struggling financially to make ends meet. Indeed, many of our existing clients have called and Read More

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Public Not Allowed in Tent Immigration Courts

Tent courts are being opened in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas, to try immigration cases under President Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols program, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. Asylum applicants whose cases are heard in the tent courts will be connected through video conference technology with immigration judges located in traditional courtrooms. According to the Read More

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Everyone in NY Should Have a REAL ID by October 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is setting new restrictions in place for commercial air travel. In order to board a domestic flight, enter a military base or nuclear power plant, or step into other federal facilities after October 1st, 2020, you must have a valid: Enhanced driver’s license or permit REAL ID S. Passport Read More

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Maintenance Contractor Pays $70,000 in Back Wages and Penalties for H-2B Visa Violations

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) revealed that Juan Vizcaino (doing business as Vizcaino LP in Odessa, Texas) violated provisions of the H-2B visa program for failing to properly record all hours that employees worked. Vizcaino did not count the time spent when employees loaded and unloaded equipment Read More

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Federal Judge Blocks Public Charge Rule

U.S. District Court judges have blocked the public charge rule that was planned to go into effect on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Had it gone into effect, this rule would have drastically expanded the definition of a public charge, thus increasing the number of people who would be denied immigrant visas.  As a result of the Read More

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New York Becomes 13th State to Legalize Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

On June 17, 2019, the New York State Senate passed the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act (also known as the Green Light Bill), that grants noncommercial driver’s licenses and learner’s permits to undocumented immigrants.  The bill passed with just one more vote than the minimum required, 33 to 29, and was signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Read More

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Unless Granted Parole, Detained Immigrants Ineligible for Release on Bond

On April 16, 2019, the Attorney General issued a crucial decision that impacts detained immigrants and their ability to be released from detention on a bond. The decision that is currently in effect has altered two matters, which are as follows: Overruling of Matter of X-K-. The respondent in this matter is a citizen of Read More

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New Spending Bill May Double H-2B Workers

A new piece of legislation is causing a lot of conversation and controversy in Congress. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced the “Prioritizing Help to Business Act” to help states with low unemployment during busy seasons. This bill proposes a huge change to the H-2B program, which offers permits to allow foreign nationals to temporarily work Read More

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