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Immigration-Related Filing Fees Are Going Up Considerably on October 2, 2020

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Our Immigration Practice Group would like to encourage anyone who wishes to apply for green cards, citizenship/naturalization and other immigration benefits for which they are eligible to apply at your earliest convenience to...more

Epstein Becker & Green

September 2020 Immigration Alert

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Updates to USCIS Policy on New Forms, Premium Processing, and Filing Fee Increases Take Effect on October 2, 2020 - As previously reported in Epstein Becker Green’s August 2020 Immigration Alert, U.S. Citizenship and...more

McCarter & English, LLP

U.S. Entry Restrictions and Immigration - Update September 2020

U.S. agencies are rapidly adapting immigration policy to respond to shifting developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our immigration lawyers provide information on the unprecedented range of revised policies. U.S. Entry...more

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

The Struggle To Keep A Green Card During COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing now for close to six months, U.S. permanent residents and conditional permanent residents caught outside the United States due to COVID-19 are experiencing significant challenges in making...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Waiting For Green Cards

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Some 50,000 foreign nationals with approved Lawful Permanent Residency (Green Card) applications have been waiting for months to receive their cards, which provide proof of lawful permanent resident status. Without these...more

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Form I-9 Verification Due to EAD Production Delays

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Due to extensive delays in the production and issuance of Employment Authorization Documents (Form I-766, EAD) by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency announced that employees may...more

Arent Fox

DHS & ICE Extend & Expand I-9 Flexibility

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In recognition that many employees are still working remotely due to COVID-19 health concerns, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has extended through September 19,...more

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DHS Blocked From Enforcing New Public Charge Rule During COVID-19 Pandemic

On July 29, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an injunction immediately blocking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Finally, EADs Appear Headed To Foreign Nationals With Approved Applications

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Assuming there is no further stalling or litigation by the government, Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) may finally be on their way to approximately 75,000 foreign nationals who have been waiting for them, in some...more

Fisher Phillips

USCIS To Increase Filing Fees While The Latest Executive Order Demands H-1B Compliance

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration continues to install stringent measures that will impact employers hiring foreign national temporary workers. Fee Increases - On July 31, the Department...more

Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

After Years of Waiting, USCIS Finally Clarifies EB-5 Redeployment Requirements

On July 24, 2020, USCIS issued updates to the Policy Manual clarifying requirements for the redeployment of EB-5 investment capital. Although the clarification is welcome, it is several years late. Investors, regional...more

McCarter & English, LLP

Another Day, Another Executive Order: Targeting Nonissues In H-1B Hiring Practices

On August 3, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order (“EO”) entitled “Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices With the Interests of American Workers.” Perhaps by design, it signals widespread review of the...more

Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

Immigration Updates - August 2020

SEVP ISSUES 'CLARIFYING' Q&A FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS RE ONLINE-ONLY COURSEWORK VISA BAN - SEVP released new guidance on the Trump administration’s shifting policy on foreign students taking online coursework in the fall....more

Mintz - Immigration Viewpoints

Public Charge Rule Blocked by New York Federal Court Judge amidst Pandemic

On Wednesday, a New York federal court blocked the Trump administration's public charge rule, and held that enforcement of the rule should be halted nationwide for the duration of the pandemic national health emergency. The...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Judge Enjoins Public Charge Rule

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On July 29, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge George B. Daniels of New York issued a nationwide injunction barring the Department of Homeland Security from enforcing the Administration’s Public Charge Rule during the declared...more

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

USCIS Discloses Delays In Issuance Of Permanent Resident Cards And Employment Authorization Documents; Trusted Traveler Program...

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Ombudsman's office disclosed in an alert on July 21, 2020, that the agency was experiencing card production delays. The alert revealed that in June 2020, USCIS terminated a...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Immigrant Visa Processing Changes – EB1 And EB3 Advance Rapidly; All Other Employment And Fmily Categories Advance Moderately;...

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In our continuing series of reports, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and future projections for the...more

McCarter & English, LLP

U.S. Entry Restrictions And Immigration Update-UPDATED July 2020

U.S. Entry Restrictions- U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) and their immediate family members are not subject to the COVID-19 Entry Restrictions (“Entry Restrictions”). The same exemption...more

Mintz

Recent Executive Order Revoking Hong Kong’s “Special Status” and Its Impact on Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas

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Although technically part of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) since July 1, 1997, Hong Kong has had special status recognition from the US government. This has meant it is treated more favorably for certain immigration...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Printing Debacle At USCIS: Employees, Employers Harmed By Government Failure To Print Documents

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Foreign nationals with approved permanent residence applications but no actual permanent resident card (known as Green Cards) are not the only ones dealing with the printing back-up at USCIS. After deciding to bring the...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Foreign Nationals Reach End Of Permanent Residency Process, But See Green Card Processing Delays

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The reported failure of USCIS to renew its contract with an outside vendor in June, because it planned to bring all printing of Green Cards in-house, may be the reason foreign nationals who have managed to make it through the...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

How The New Presidential Proclamation Regarding Non-Immigrant Visas Affects Your Company

Presidential Proclamation- On June 22, 2020, the White House announced an extension and expansion of Proclamation 10014, which was originally announced on April 22, 2020 and restricted the issuance of and entry on...more

Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

Update from Washington: Employer's Preview of Immigration Restrictions from the Administration

We anticipate a presidential proclamation that temporarily bars entry from abroad of certain employees on temporary visas, and a later rulemaking to take away existing work authorization options while narrowing visa...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Analysis of Proclamation Halting Visas for H-1B and Other Temporary Workers Outside U.S.

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a "Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Coronavirus Outbreak," effective June 24, 2020 through December 31, 2020. ...more

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Trump Administration Suspends Work Visa Program for Highly Skilled and Other Workers

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On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak,” that will suspend entry to the United States for H-1B, H-2B,...more

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