Applying for Unemployment Insurance Will Not Affect Your Green Card Status
A lot of green card holders in the U.S. have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. 3.3 million people in the U.S. were unemployed as of March 26, 2020. One the first things people do when they lose their job is to apply for unemployment insurance. Green card holders are eligible to receive UI, but our office has been getting a lot of calls and emails from people asking whether doing so will affect their status. Rest assured that any green card holder who applies for and receives unemployment insurance will not lose their green card. Nor will doing so adversely affect their immigration status in any way. So, if you are eligible to apply for unemployment insurance, you may do so without fear of losing your residency. Stay safe, stay healthy, and positive vibes.