By now you are all aware of the dramatic impact the virus is having on business as usual. The normal operations of the Immigration Service in the U.S., the U.S. Consulates abroad, and our office are not exempt from these disruptions.
Beginning tomorrow our attorneys and support staff will primarily be working from home, like many of our clients. This is obviously not ideal but we will make every effort to adjust as seamlessly as possible to the new reality. Our focus in the coming days will be on matters that require immediate attention, and we are confident we can take care of these matters.
Email continues to be the best way to communicate with us. Clients can also continue to call our office and leave messages for any of our staff. These voice messages are converted to emails and can be responded to from our homes.
We expect that USCIS will soon begin to cancel interviews at the local District Offices, though there has been no announcement to this effect yet. In the meantime, we are encouraging clients to consider rescheduling upcoming interviews, and we are prepared to assist them in making that request. Unfortunately, whether the request is initiated by our clients or USCIS edict, we cannot estimate when interviews may resume.
Several U.S. Consulates have already suspended visa interviews and we fully expect this trend to continue.
Processing times for cases filed at USCIS Service Centers may well increase, since Service employees may also be given the opportunity to work from home.
Please stay in touch with our office if you have any questions or comments. We appreciate your patience, and we trust you will take all necessary precautions to protect yourselves and your families in this trying situation.
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