Earlier this week, the USCIS posted on its website an announcement about delays in extension / change of status filings. The announcement also talks about the ability to file late. Does this provide any protections to H1B workers who are laid off?


This announcement by the USCIS is not a new policy, or any type of new benefit for foreign nationals in the U.S. It is merely pointing to provisions that already exist in the law. There has been a push to get the USCIS to provide reasonable accommodations to the countless foreign nationals who suddenly find themselves dealing, not only with a global pandemic, but also with a complex, unpredictable, and inflexible immigration system. For now, however, the current administration has done little to address some of the major immigration problems created by this unprecedented situation. (15.Apr.2020)

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