1. Mixed-Status Families to Finally Receive Stimulus Checks

    Last week, Congress passed the $900 billion coronavirus relief package that was signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 27, 2020. In this package, the U.S. government will allow mixed-status households to receive stimulus checks. In mixed-status families, at least one member of the household must have a Social Security number (SSN). These families were denied stimulus checks in the first round of payments offered READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Immigration Weekly Round-Up: I-9 Flexibility Rules Extended, Stimulus Aid for Mixed Immigration Status Households

    Immigration & Customs Enforcement Extends I-9 Flexibility Rules U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) has announced that it will extend its flexibilities for compliance with I-9 regulations until at least January 31, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The flexibilities in I-9 compliance were set to expire on December 31, 2020. On March 19, 2020, ICE issued guidance permitting flexibility in several verification rules in order to READ MORE READ MORE

  3. ICE Extends Remote I-9 Verification Policy Through January 31, 2021

    On December 23, 2020, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension to its remote Form I-9 verification policy through January 31, 2021. The policy had been set to expire on December 31, 2020. This extension helps employers who are working remotely due to the COVID-19 emergency to verify their new hires. Remote I-9 Verification Policy This policy is available only to employers who are READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Supreme Court Denies Trump Administration’s Challenge to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants From Census Count

    The United States Supreme Court on December 18, 2020, rejected a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s plan to keep undocumented immigrants out of the census count. This gave the administration a partial victory, which could be temporary. The Supreme Court ruled 6-3, delivering a blow to the Democrats and immigration advocates. If the policy moves forward, it can likely be challenged again. Excluding Undocumented Immigrants From Census READ MORE READ MORE

  5. Taxpaying Immigrants Urge Action on COVID-19 Relief Through Billboard in New Jersey

    On the turnpike near Edison, a newly placed billboard urges the state legislature to pass relief measures to aid working immigrants left out of federal assistance as they struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic. The billboards were placed between exits 9 and 10 of Middlesex County by Grassroots Immigrant Rights Organization and Make the Road New Jersey. The New Jersey Billboard The billboard features an immigrant family left READ MORE READ MORE