The Biden Administration has confirmed that the new U.S. travel policy announced previously without an exact effective date will begin on November 8th.
As of today, the federal budget for FY2022 is still being negotiated, with federal funding for the current fiscal year expiring on September 30, 2021.
The Biden administration will lift COVID-19 Travel Restrictions starting in November on foreigners who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, reopening the country to thousands of people, including those who have been separated from employers in the United States during the pandemic.
Starting October 1, 2021, USCIS and the U.S. Department of State will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all applicants applying for lawful permanent residence, with some exceptions. Specifically, all applicants who receive their medical examination from a Civil Surgeon or Panel Physician on or after October 1, 2021, must complete the COVID-19 vaccine series and provide documentation of vaccination.
After completing the first lottery in March, USCIS selected additional registrations on July 28th (yesterday) to fill remaining spots of the 85,000 H-1B cap for Fiscal Year 2022 (beginning October 1, 2021).
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced this week that the Department of Homeland Security is withdrawing a 2018 proposal to remove the International Entrepreneur (IE) parole program from DHS regulations.
USCIS will suspend the biometrics requirements for certain I-539 applicants for a two-year period beginning on May 17, 2021. The biometrics suspension will apply to H-4, L-2, E-1, E-2, and E-3 applications
Today, President Biden issued a new proclamation suspending the entry into the United States of certain individuals who were physically present in India during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry. This proclamation is effective at 12:01 am (ET) on 5/4/21.
Yesterday, on March 30th, USCIS announced that the H-1B random selection (lottery) process has concluded and that it has informed registrants and attorneys of the selection result through “MyUSCIS” accounts.