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U.S. Lifting Land Border Restrictions for Vaccinated Travelers in November

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that starting in November it will allow non-essential travelers who have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and have appropriate documentation to enter the United States at land and ferry ports o… Read More
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USCIS Extends Existing COVID-19 Leniency for Responding to Agency Requests

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS is extending its 60-day deadline extension for responding to or filing Requests for Evidence (RFEs), Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), Notices of Intent to Revoke or Rescind (NOIRs), Notices of Intent to T… Read More
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DHS Extends TPS for Several Countries

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced yesterday that it will extend Temporary Protected Status designations for nationals of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan through December 31, 2022. This extension includes an… Read More
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USCIS Selects More H-1B Registrations for FY 2022 H-1B Cap

USCIS has completed a second round of H-1B lottery selections this week. The second “lottery” was conducted because the initial H-1B lottery selection did not result in enough petition filings to meet the H-1B cap, despite USCIS receiving… Read More
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USCIS Continues Processing of DACA Renewals In Light of Recent Injunction

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction against the DACA program and ordered that new and pending initial DACA applications may no longer be processed by the Department of Homeland Security. The judge determined that, in establishing the pr… Read More
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H-1B Lottery Registration Begins March 9th for the 2022 H-1B Cap Registration Period

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the H-1B lottery will be moving forward under the same procedures established during last year’s H-1B lottery. The FY 2022 cap registration period will open at noon EST on March 9… Read More
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TPS Extension Announced by USCIS

USCIS has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for beneficiaries from of El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras and Nepal until at least October 2021. The extension is valid as long as an alien’s TPS is not withdrawn because of ind… Read More
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CDC Imposes COVID-19 Testing Requirement for Incoming Travelers to the United States

Beginning January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will require international travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test (within three calendar days prior to departure) or documentation of COVID-19 recovery and clearance fo… Read More
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Presidential Proclamations on Immigrant/Nonimmigrant Visa Ban Extended Through March 31, 2021

President Trump has extended a travel ban for certain categories of immigrants and nonimmigrants to March 31, 2021. The purported basis for the extension of the ban is the Covid-19 pandemic. The original executive proclamation, issued in late June 20… Read More
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Court Orders Department of Labor Must Reissue Prevailing Wage Determinations

A federal district court has ruled that the Department of Labor did not have good cause to expedite a restructuring of the prevailing wage system for H-1B, E-3 and H-1B1 nonimmigrants and was in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act, making… Read More
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Oct
15
The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that starting in November it will allow non-essential travelers who have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and have appropriate documentation to enter the United States at land and ferry ports o… Read More
Oct
6
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS is extending its 60-day deadline extension for responding to or filing Requests for Evidence (RFEs), Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), Notices of Intent to Revoke or Rescind (NOIRs), Notices of Intent to T… Read More
Sep
10
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced yesterday that it will extend Temporary Protected Status designations for nationals of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan through December 31, 2022. This extension includes an… Read More