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The Immigrant Guide

Volume 5.1.23

May 17, 2023 

Below you will find an analysis of the Visa Bulletin issued by the State Department, which determines the availability of immigrant visas for the different categories of family and work petitions, as well as general information that will help you understand how it works.

The Immigrant Integration Conference and Consular Fair will offer a consular fair that will provide various consular services, such as issuance of documents, renewal of passports and visas, and legal advice. The conference also facilitates collaboration between consular delegates and representatives of various government agencies to address the gaps faced by the immigrant community in their integration process.

The Department of Homeland Security is creating new family reunification permit processes for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Colombia. The agency is also modernizing existing family reunification permit processes for Cuba and Haiti.

If your first day of family leave is more than 14 days after your last day of covered employment in New Jersey and you do not have an employer-approved leave of absence, you may be eligible for Family Leave During Unemployment Insurance (FLDU), a combination of family leave and unemployment insurance.

Benefits for people who cannot work for reasons of health or pregnancy/childbirth, and who have not had a recent job and/or are receiving Unemployment Insurance. You may be eligible for Unemployment Disability if you are unable to work more than 14 days after your last day of covered employment in NJ. 

NJ workers are now entitled to take paid sick leave. Temporary, part-time, and full-time workers are eligible under this law. Your employer may not ask you to present supporting documents, unless you are absent for more than 3 continuous days.

New Jersey has been actively working to increase distribution of and access to the COVID-19 vaccine since it became available. As of May 1, 2023, more than 19 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the state, and more than 7 million people have completed the primary vaccine series.

COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone. Find locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines and boosters on the COVID-19 Vaccine Finder and Community Calendar.

JACC is a state-funded program that provides a broad range of services in the home and in the community for individuals age 60 and older who meet the clinical requirements for a nursing home level of care and who wish to remain in their homes within the community.

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