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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.


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 canceled 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 4. 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. 

DACA

If you are a current 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.


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


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.

 

Recent DACA News

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. 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

 

Additional Resources

Know Your Rights with ICE

ICE Raids, How to Protect Your Family

We Have Rights: What To Do When Interacting With ICE