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Q: Does CDC check for proof of vaccination at Immigration at a US airport?

If the airline doesn't require a proof of vaccination to enter the US, would a non-citizen have any issues upon arrival? Is there a CDC check at the airport? There wasn't one a few months back.

Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
answered on Jan 18, 2023

Yes, see CDC wesbiste: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html#:~:text=Air%20Travel%3A%20All%20non%2DU.S.,this%20requirement%20and%20accepted%20vaccines.

Non-U.S. Citizen, Non-U.S. Immigrants

Proof of Vaccination

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Q: Can EAD clock stops because of covid-19

Can EAD clock stops because of covid-19.

Victoria Ledeneva
Victoria Ledeneva
answered on Jun 2, 2020

No. EAD clock does not stop because of covid-19. If you applied for asylum at least 150 days ago and still have not received an initial decision on your asylum application, you can file form I-765 and supporting documents with USCIS to request your Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

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Q: Can I still file an I-130 now that I am married to a U.S. Citizen?

During this COVID-19 pandemic, with USCIS Field Offices closed, can I still file an I-130 now that I am married to a U.S. Citizen?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on May 6, 2020

You can file the FORM I-130 at a lockbox of the USCIS depending on your residence. Please see the filing instructions in the USCIS website for the correct address for filing.

Relative petitions are not filed at a local field office of the USCIS which are currently closed to the general public.

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Q: I’m a L-1 visa, can I apply for unemployment benefits due to coronavirus outbreak?

I work for a hotel as manager with an L1 visa, due to corona virus we had to close until further notice, I tried to apply for unemployment benefits online but requires the alien registration number ( which I don’t have). Also I don’t want this to affect my migration status

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on Apr 25, 2020

Those who are not citizens can apply and receive unemployment benefits if all of the state requirements are fulfilled.

You must have a valid work permit or any immigration status that allows you to work such as a green card, asylee, DACA or TPS status.

You must be authorized to work...
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Q: Getting unemployment benefits affect on citizenship??

I live in Houston and I work at the mall as a salesman. Because of the coronavirus, mall got closed and our store was closed too. And I don't know when mall will be reopen, therefore I applied for unemployment benefits. So, I want to know these Benefit does it affect on my Citizenship? ( I... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on Mar 22, 2020

The receipt of public assistance such as unemployment benefits is not an automatic bar to naturalization if you have not engaged in unlawful behavior including committing fraud. However, USCIS may view the receipt of benefits as a factor regarding your “good moral character “. You may want to... Read more »

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