The Impacts of Covid-19 on Immigration
We continue our series on the impact of COVID-19 on businesses. After discussing the stock market, this webinar will give answers from Immigration lawyers to people under nonimmigrant visas in the United States.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, people living under a nonimmigrant visa in the United Stated have become concerned about the impact the coronavirus could have on their visa and their ability to remain in the United States.
- Laurent C. Vonderweidt, Esq.
- Geraldine Tissot-Brown, Esq.
Here are some of the recurring questions we are receiving from our clients. The following questions will be the primary topics of our presentation:
• Can I stay in the United States with my nonimmigrant visa if my employer shut down due to the coronavirus and I was laid off?
• Can I stay in the United States with my nonimmigrant visa if my employer stops paying my salary but I’m still legally an employee of the company? Does it make a difference if I have a visa H-1B, E-2 of a J-1?
• Can I apply for unemployment benefits if I lost my job?
• I am an entrepreneur in the U.S under a non-immigrant visa, what financial assistance can I apply for with the Federal Government, my State or my City to help my struggling business?
• Can I still legally work if my employer wants me to work from home or from a location different from the one indicated on my visa application?
• What happens to my application if I’m currently in the process of applying for an H-1B visa or a green card and the sponsoring company has shut down temporarily?
• Can I stay in the United States with my F-1 visa if my school shuts downs and offers online courses?
• Can I extend my status in the U.S if my non-immigrant visa is about to expire?
• Can someone on ESTA get an extension due to canceled flights or symptoms of COVID-19?
We will be available to answer other questions in the end, as we know things are changing daily.