What Does the Recent Immigration Suspension Include?
202006.24
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What Does the Recent Immigration Suspension Include?

6/24/2020.       What Does the Recent Immigration Suspension Include? On 6/22/2020 the Trump administration issued a proclamation suspending the entry of individuals to the U.S. in certain nonimmigrant visas. This order comes as an expansion of the previous executive order from 04/22/2020 which suspended the entry of individuals traveling to the U.S. on immigrant…

Managing Debt During COVID-19
202006.22
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Managing Debt During COVID-19

6/22/2020 MANAGING DEBT DURING COVID-19  The economy has been thrown in a tailspin during COVID-19 and many have called the COVID-19 pandemic a time of uncertainty, as evidenced by every other TV commercial using “time of uncertainty” in their ads. There is one thing that is certainly on everyone’s mind, “Our finances”.  Every day I…

202006.18
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A Big Win–The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today upholds DACA. This decision blocks the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by the Trump Administration. The decision means that Dreamers across the country will continue to have temporary protection from deportation. The vote was 5-4 with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the decisive fifth…

202004.30
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USCIS Temporary Office Closure Extended through June 3rd

Visit: uscis.gov for latest updates on temporary closures and services during COVID-19. USCIS temporarily suspended routine in-person services to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and plans to reopen offices on or after June 4, unless public closures are extended further. However, USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations. To schedule an emergency appointment,…

202004.30
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Free online credit reports available through April 2021

Due to COVID-19, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are now offering free weekly online credit reports through April 2021. Visit Visit annualcreditreport.com. Now more than ever, it is important to regularly check your credit report. Credit reports affect various aspects of life: mortgage rates, credit card approvals, apartment requests, business line of credit loans, car loans,…

202004.24
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President Trump’s Executive Order Suspending Immigration

IMMIGRATION Executive order signed by President Trump suspends the entry of several categories of immigrants for 60 days who are currently outside of the U.S. and do not already have a valid immigrant visa to travel to the U.S. For full text of the executive order, visit whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-immigrants-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-economic-recovery-following-covid-19-outbreak/. Who is included in the order: People…

202003.25
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Consumer Protections for Foreclosures & Evictions Announced

National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) has the most recent and updated developments on actions taken by both federal and state agencies to aid consumers and homeowners in response to COVID-19. See https://library.nclc.org/major-consumer-protections-announced-response-covid-19 Recent actions include suspensions on foreclosures, See below links to see if foreclosure suspension rules apply to a your mortgage loan. Links to Foreclosure…

202003.25
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Temporary Bankruptcy Changes Announced in Response to COVID-19

U.S. Trustee Program Notice on Continuance of Section 341 Meetings (March 16, 2020): “Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic…