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Immigration information during COVID-19

April 2020

  • The Hartford Immigration Court will resume hearings in non-detained cases on Monday, June 29, 2020. For the foreseeable future, no master calendar hearings are going forward at this time. Merit cases that had already been scheduled for June 29 or later will be going forward as scheduled, unless attorneys and/or respondents have been notified otherwise. Hearings that had been postponed due to COVID-19 will be rescheduled, and hearing notices are being sent out to notify attorneys and respondents of the new hearing dates.

  • Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT): Extra Food Assistance for Families

  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is preparing to reopen some domestic offices and to resume non-emergency public services on or after June 4. For the latest information on the status of individual offices, check their office closures page.

  • The Public Charge Rule and the COVID-19 Crisis
    This article answers common questions such as: If I use benefits during the COVID-19 crisis, will I be a public charge? Will receipt of stimulus funds under the CARES Act count against me for Public Charge? Will receiving unemployment insurance make me a public charge? Also see the legal aid article, Frequently Asked Questions About the Public Charge Rule.

  • USCIS encourages anyone with symptoms that resemble Coronavirus to get necessary medical treatment. Medical treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any future Public Charge analysis. Read more...

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