News Updates

Biden Administration Plans to Rescind COVID-19 Travel Bans and Instead Required Proof of Vaccination

18:19 21 September in News Updates
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The below summary is courtesy of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  Please note that the restriction on non-essential travel at the U.S. / Canada and U.S./ Mexico land borders remains in place and has been extended until at least October 21, 2021. _________________________________________________ [On Monday, September 20th,...

IMMIGRATION UPDATE 9.16.2021

17:36 16 September in News Updates
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IMMIGRATION UPDATE - September 16, 2021 HEADLINES DHS Continues TPS Designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal – DHS announced the automatic extension of temporary protected status designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal. The automatic extension of TPS-related documentation...

State Department Issues October 2021 Visa Bulletin

20:10 14 September in News Updates
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The U.S. Department of State has posted the Visa Bulletin For October 2021 (state.gov).  In addition to the Chart A/ Final Action priority dates and Chart B/ Dates for Filing priority dates, the bulletin includes the Diversity Visa FY2022 results; information on the scheduled expiration of...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 8.09.2021

20:45 09 August in News Updates
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IMMIGRATION UPDATE - August 9, 2021 HEADLINES 1. Biden Administration Develops Plan to Require Full Vaccination for Most Travelers to United States – The Biden administration is developing a "phased" plan to require most travelers to the United States to be fully vaccinated, with exceptions. The idea...

USCIS Conducts Second Random Selection from Previously Submitted FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registrations

22:15 30 July in News Updates
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In March 2021, USCIS conducted an initial random selection on properly submitted electronic registrations for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap, including for beneficiaries eligible for the advanced degree exemption. Per regulation, USCIS uses historical data related to approvals, denials, revocations, and other relevant factors to calculate...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 7.27.2021

22:31 27 July in News Updates
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IMMIGRATION UPDATE - July 27, 2021 HEADLINES International Travel 1. U.S. Extends Nonessential Travel Restrictions at Canada, Mexico Land Borders through at least August 31; Canada Opens to U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents August 9 – Canadians and many other U.S.-bound international travelers can fly into the United States if...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 7.12.2021

19:33 12 July in News Updates
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IMMIGRATION UPDATE - July 12, 2021 HEADLINES 1. USCIS Announces Updated Guidance for I-9 Process and Acceptance of Receipts – USCIS announced updated guidance on receipts for the I-9 employment authorization verification process:  If the employee does not present the original document for which the previously provided receipt...