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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.



SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

To schedule an appointment with World Relief Immigration Legal Services, please call the appropriate number below and leave a message. You will be contacted by someone on staff as soon as possible.

Aurora: (630) 906-9546 or (630) 246-4405

Chicago: (773) 583-9191

DuPage: (630) 462-7660


DACA SUPREME COURT DECISION

June 2020

On June 18, 2020 the Supreme Court (also known as SCOTUS) ruled in a 5 to 4 decision that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals “DACA” program continues. As a result of the decision, eligible individuals who have applied or would like to apply to renew their DACA may continue to do so. The decision means eligible individuals seeking to apply for DACA for the first time should be able to do so and may begin gathering the required documentation. Once DHS announces they are accepting initial DACA applications, World Relief will begin filing these cases.

On September 5, 2017 the government announced it would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. However, due to federal court orders in early 2018 that issued nationwide injunctions to the government’s decision, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was required to continue accepting renewals for the DACA program. In November 2019, SCOTUS heard oral arguments regarding pending DACA lawsuits. On June 18, 2020, SCOTUS announced their decision. The dispute before the Supreme Court was not whether DHS could rescind DACA – everyone agreed that it could. Instead, the dispute was about whether DHS was subject to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), and, if so, whether it followed proper procedure in rescinding the program as set forth by the APA rules. The Supreme Court has ruled that it did not. The Supreme Court has remanded the issue to the lower courts for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. To read the full Supreme Court decision: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-587_5ifl.pdf

World Relief hosted a virtual information session on June 22, 2020.  A recording is available below. As always, for unique case concerns, World Relief recommends contacting our office to schedule an individualized consultation to answer questions and evaluate your eligibility for immigration benefits.

To watch the recording of a live DACA Infosession hosted by World Relief on June 22, 2020, go to: https://vimeo.com/431904625/13e6c088c6

June 2020

For more information on the how the Real ID Act affects those who have DACA, please see the DACA Real ID FAQ Sheet: https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/REAL-ID-and-DACA-2020.pdf

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/
https://www.informedimmigrant.com/guides/daca-decision-2020/#

https://www.nilc.org/issues/daca/


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

Background Information

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.

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.

Available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.


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 open as of July 13 to the public by appointment only. 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 canceled until July 13, 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 closed. Both Immigrant Visa and Non-Immigrant Visa appointments have been cancelled. 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 were suspended until June 1. 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 was original in effect until April 23, 2020, and as of June 22, 2020 was extended to December 31, 2020, subject to review every 60 days. 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.


At this time, World Relief Chicago is not providing Immigration Legal Services to new clients.  If you would like Immigration Assistance, please contact World Relief DuPage at (630) 462-7660 or World Relief Aurora at (630) 906-9546 to schedule an appointment.  If you are interested in applying for U.S. Citizenship, please click on the following link to find a Citizenship Application Workshop near you: https://www.icirr.org/event


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Know Your Rights with ICE

ICE Raids, How to Protect Your Family

We Have Rights: What To Do When Interacting With ICE


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.


WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING SERVICES

  • General Consultations

  • Green Card Renewal / Replacement

  • Family Reunification, including:

    • Adjustment of Status

    • Fiancé Petitions

    • Consular Process / Immigrant Visas

  • Citizenship Services

  • VAWA / U-Visas

  • Conditional Residency Removal

  • Refugee Green Cards

  • DACA Renewal


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