Update on KM&M Immigration Services During COVID-19 Outbreak
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we want to update our clients on the measures we are taking to provide you with the highest quality legal services while keeping our workplace and our community safe and healthy.
As of Monday, March 16, 2020, KM&M has implemented a work-from-home policy. All of the attorneys, paralegals, and other personnel you have been working with will remain available. We are continuing to monitor our mail, voicemails, and emails as usual. While we will make every effort to minimize disruption to our clients, we anticipate that some logistical difficulties will arise as we navigate the preparation and filing of applications under these new circumstances. In addition, our capacity to respond to non-urgent inquiries will likely be reduced during this time.
A few important things to keep in mind:
- Upcoming expiration dates: Although we continue to track expiration dates, please reach out to us as soon as possible if you have an expiration date approaching in the next few months. Now is a good time to check your I-94 record to ensure the accuracy of your expiration date as well. We will prioritize cases with fast-approaching dates. However, regardless of your expiration date, please contact your KM&M attorney to discuss the specifics of your case if you have questions or immediate concerns.
- Relaxation of rules?: Although we are hopeful that USCIS and other agencies will relax the rules requiring original signatures on most filings, and will provide additional flexibility regarding filing deadlines and timelines, it is difficult to predict what will happen in the days ahead. We will continue to keep you posted as we learn more. Until then, please discuss any logistical, timing or other difficulties with your KM&M attorney.
- Visa interviews: Most US embassies and consulates around the world are now canceling all nonimmigrant and immigrant visa interviews except for emergency cases. If you have an upcoming interview, please contact your attorney immediately.
- Travel: All travel into and out of the US is heavily restricted at this time. We urge everyone to cancel planned travel unless absolutely necessary. If you do travel, please contact your attorney to discuss the possible implications for your case.
We will continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves, and we are here to answer your questions in this difficult and uncertain time.