COVID-19 MPLG Update: FAQs re Appointments, Visa Processing, etc. MPLG has received several questions related to appointments, office closures, visas, and travel as a result of COVID-19. We answer some of them below. Q1. Do I have to attend my biometrics appointment or USCIS interview scheduled at the USCIS field office during the Shelter-in Place…
On March 27, 2020, a $2 trillion stimulus package, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), was signed into law. The stimulus package provides relief to businesses and direct payments to individuals. Below we briefly describe the relief for individuals and whether foreign nationals / immigrants are eligible.
If companies are unable to generate enough work for an employee due to the COVID-19 outbreak, then H-1B workers, whose immigration status is tied to their employment, may not be able to maintain their non-immigrant status. There is currently no specific COVID-19 relief to nonimmigrant workers
With more and more people either losing their jobs, being temporarily laid off, or furloughed, unemployment benefits may be a critical component of economic security. This update analyzes eligibility for certain foreign nationals.
The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is the most serious global health security threat in decades. Many countries are imposing much-needed restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, these restrictions are causing unprecedented disruptions. As the situation surrounding COVID-19 escalates
As the global impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold, MPLG is taking measures to protect the health, safety and well-being of our clients, staff and communities. While we continue to monitor the current coronavirus outbreak and diligently follow orders from federal, state and local agencies, MPLG will
We understand that today’s announcement of a National Emergency may have raised questions about the status of immigration processes. At MPLG we are monitoring developments closely. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is a “respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus
Are We Still a Nation of Immigrants? Not So Much, Says USCIS By Kalpana Peddibhotla/MPLG Founder For more than 130 years, the iconic Statue of Liberty – bearing the inscription “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” – has epitomized America’s core value of serving as a nation which…
Kalpana Peddibhotla named as NASABA Immigration Co-Chair Kalpana Peddibhotla named as Co-Chair to the Immigration Committee for the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA).
Kalpana Peddibhotla to Speak on California State Bar Panel Kalpana Peddibhotla to speak at Labor and Employment Committee of the California State Bar CLE / South Asian Bar Association Panel: Immigration 101 for the Non-Immigration Attorney: Successfully Navigating Employment Based Visas, DACA Work Authorizations and Strategic Considerations for Start Ups and Other Businesses on June…