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CORONA (COVID-19) Updates


April 1, 2020 (updated) 

  • USCIS Field offices are closed until at least May 3rd, 2020 to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations. To schedule an emergency appointment contact the USCIS Contact Center.
  • USCIS will use previous biometrics for valid I-765 (employment authorization).
  • USCIS will accept RFE, continuances, NOID, NOIR, NOIT up to 60 days after the due date. 

 

March 25, 2020

  • USCIS domestic field offices will send new notices with currently scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies impacted by this closure.
  • USCIS asylum offices will send interview cancellation notices and automatically reschedule asylum interviews.
  • Individuals who had InfoPass or other appointments at the field office must reschedule.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services
    •  The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services.

 

March 16, 2020 

  • All non-detained aliens' master calendar hearings scheduled 03/16 - 04/10 are postponed.
    • Detained court is not canceled
    • individual hearings are not canceled
  • USCIS Omaha office is open and screeing all appointments. You will be turned away if you have traveled within the last 45 days or if you are experiencing any symptoms

CLIA:

  • At the center for legal immigration assistance (CLIA), the health and safety of our staff and clients is our number one priority. Based on guidelines from the CDC we are testing the best way to move forward with legal services.
  • As of Monday, March 23, 2020, Our office will be closed until further notice. Currently, scheduled appointments will be scheduled online or by phone
  • Please call (402) 471-1777 or email info@clianeb.org for more information
  • Are you quarantined with your abuser? worried about having to self-isolate from coronavirus (COVID-19) in a dangerous home situation? Please reach out and contact @NDVH National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233 or tty 1-800-787-3224 or chat online at thehotline.org/help/ 
    • CLIA prioritizes victims of domestic violence. If you have any questions you can email us info@clianeb.org

General:

  • Staying home if you are sick and avoiding close contact with those who are sick.
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Resources: 

  • Lincoln.ne.gov
  • UnitedWay
  • The Nebraska State Bar Association is helping individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis by offering a free civil related legal advice clinic. To see if you qualify for legal civil advice head to their website: ABA