نظرًا لإغلاق المكتب ، تم إلغاء جميع المواعيد الخاصه بخدمات قوانين الهجره في المكتب حتى 4 مايو 2020
إذا كان لديك موعد في مكتبنا في الأيام المقبله ، فسيتم الاتصال بك لإعطائك موعد جديد خلال الأسابيع القليلة القادمة. سنجري عدد محدود من المواعيد عن طريق الهاتف أو مكالمة الفيديو ، سيقدم لك متخصصك القانوني مزيدًا من التفاصيل أذا تقرر عمل الموعد معك هاتفياً أو عن طريق الفيديو.
تم مؤقتاً إغلاق جميع القنصليات والسفارات حول العالم. تم إلغاء كل المواعيد الخاصه بتأشيرات الهجره وأي تأشيرات أخري.
أذا كان لديك موعد بالخارج في خلال الشهرالقادم, سوف تتلقي إشعاراً لتبديل الموعد. لمزيد من التفاصيل, يرجي مراجعة الموقع الألكتروني الخاص بالسفاره أو القنصليه التي لديك موعد بها: https://www.usembassy.gov.
World Relief Virtual Immigration Legal Services
Out of concern for our staff and clients, our World Relief physical offices in DuPage, Aurora, and Chicago will be closed until June 1, 2020. However, Immigration Legal Services will continue to provide services remotely.
If You Have an Open Immigration Case
If you have an open immigration case at World Relief, contact your representative directly with questions or concerns by email or by leaving a message on their voicemail as provided to you when your case was opened.
While all Immigration Legal Service in office appointments have been cancelled until June 1, 2020 we continue to offer services remotely. If you had an upcoming appointment scheduled in our office, you will be contacted to reschedule within the next few weeks. We will be conducting a limited number of appointments by phone or Zoom (video) call. As there are some complexities to remote appointments, your legal representative will provide more details if this is an option for your case.
For those with an open case in our office, your representative will continue to monitor all government correspondence and progress on your case.
If You Are Expecting an Interview Abroad
All consulates and embassies around the world are temporarily closing. Both Immigrant Visa and Non-Immigrant Visa appointments are being canceled. If you had an appointment in the next month scheduled abroad you will receive a notice to reschedule. For more details, please visit the location-specific website of the embassy or consulate where your appointment is scheduled: https://www.usembassy.gov/.
Remember if your case is being represented by World Relief to contact your representative for more information and advice.
Cases Processed in the United States
All routine USCIS interviews have been suspended until June 4th. If you had an interview, ASC, biometric appointment or Oath Ceremony scheduled, you will automatically receive a notice to cancel your original appointment. Another notice will arrive in the mail with your new appointment date and time.
Individuals who had InfoPass or other appointments must reschedule through the USCIS Contact Center once field offices are open to the public again. Please check to see if your field office has been reopened before reaching out to the USCIS Contact Center.
For more information on USCIS office operations, including fingerprint appointments at ASCs, interviews, and Naturalization Oath Ceremonies https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-response-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19.
Receiving free testing of Covid-19 will NOT make you a public charge. If it is medically advisable for you to be tested for Coronavirus, free testing will not impact your immigration case. Similarly, receiving a government stimulus check as a result of the CARES Act will not make you a public charge. See also Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs during Covid-19.
Restrictions on non-essential travel across U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders have been extended until May 20, 2020.
Presidential Proclamation Effective April 24, 2020
The President issued a Proclamation on April 22,2020 suspending immigrant visa holders from entering the United States for 60 days. The proclamation is effective at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 23, 2020. The proclamation applies to certain applicants for lawful permanent residency (green cards) who are applying at a consular post abroad and are not exempt. This policy does not affect current lawful permanent residents or immigrant visa holders, spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens, military personnel, Special Immigrant Visa applicants or refugee/asylees, amongst others. To understand if this affects your family case, please contact our office.
If you are a curent DACA recipient and your work permit has already expired or will expire in the next year, it may be advisable for you to renew your DACA as soon as possible. The Supreme Court is scheduled to release a decision regarding the fate of DACA before the June recess that may impact the program. Contact our office immediately if you think you may need to renew your DACA.
World Relief provides high quality, compassionate, and affordable immigration legal services to assist immigrants, including refugees and asylees. We work to help people navigate the complex immigration system, obtain proper documentation, and reunite family members.
Our legal services professionals are accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice to practice immigration law, which gives them the expertise they need to advise immigrants on sometimes complex cases.
Are you an immigrant or refugee in need of legal services?
Make an appointment with one of our Chicagoland offices today.
We offer the following services:
Green Card Renewal / Replacement
Family Reunification, including:
Adjustment of Status
Consular Process / Immigrant Visas
VAWA / U-Visas
Conditional Residency Removal
Refugee Green Cards
Important Immigration Information
Information About the New Expanded Travel Ban
For information on the New Expanded Travel Ban, including who it affects and how you can seek help, click here.
Information About the New Public Charge Rule
If you are unsure of how your immigration status could be affected by using public benefits, please call one of our offices for a consultation using the contact information above.
Public Charge: Does this Apply to Me? (https://protectingimmigrantfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Public-Charge-Does-This-Apply-To-Me-February-2020-ENGLISH.pdf &
Public Charge: Know Your Rights (https://protectingimmigrantfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Public-Charge-Know-Your-Rights-February-2020-ENGLISH.pdf)
Enrolling Your Children in Programs (https://protectingimmigrantfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Should-I-Enroll-My-Children-in-Programs-February-2020-ENGLISH.pdf)
Know Your Rights
Everyone who lives in the U.S. is given certain rights, like the rights to freedom of speech and freedom to practice your religion. These rights apply to everyone, regardless of their immigration status. These guidelines from the Immigrant Legal Rights Council provide practical steps for what to do if you or someone you know has an encounter with agents from ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). We recommend that you print this document and keep it with you to reference if necessary.
Important Legal Updates
On January 27th, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the proposed nationwide public charge changes to begin while court cases about the changes are in process. At this time, the new public charge rules will not take effect in the State of Illinois, due to a state injunction. This may change. Even if the rules apply in the future, many immigrants remain eligible for public aid. For questions about how the new rules may affect individuals with immigration applications, please contact us at 630-462-7660 for an appointment. And for more resources: https://protectingimmigrantfamilies.org/know-your-rights/.
A new law passed by Congress allows Liberians to apply for a green card (lawful permanent residence) if they entered the United States on or before November 20, 2014 and have not left for more than 180 days total and have not committed certain crimes. This includes spouses, unmarried children under 21 years old, or unmarried sons and daughters 21 years old or older who are living in the United States, even if they are not Liberian. All applications must be filed with USCIS by Dec. 20, 2020. Consultations with a World Relief legal representative are available for those who would like further information about eligibility.
Recent DACA News
In November 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding pending DACA lawsuits. The Supreme court is expected to make a decision about DACA within the first half of 2020. At this time, there are no changes to DACA. Applicants who previously received DACA may be eligible to renew their benefit, even if it already expired.
On Friday, June 28th, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear the pending court cases concerning “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” or “DACA.” Three DACA court cases are currently pending and all will be considered together during the next term, likely in late fall 2019. Most likely the Supreme Court will not issue a decision until early 2020. In case the decision results in changes to DACA eligibility, World Relief encourages all DACA recipients in need of renewal to seek legal counsel prior to the court hearing, which will be on November 12, 2019.
To schedule a DACA renewal appointment or consultation with our office call:
DuPage: (630) 462-7660
Aurora: (630) 906-9546
Chicago: (773) 583-9191
For more information: https://www.nilc.org/