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28Aug2020

Updates for Week of August 24th: Furloughs Averted & Interview Waiver Expanded

On August 25th, USCIS announced that it will be able to delay the furloughing of 13,000 employees (nearly 70% of workforce) previously scheduled to begin August 30th.  USCIS now expects to be operational at least through September 30, 2020.

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23Aug2020

Immigration Updates for the Week of August 17th: EAD Delay & USCIS Furlough

Due to delays in the production of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), employers may temporarily use Form I-797, Notice of Action (Approval Notices) informing an applicant of approval of an EAD, as evidence of employment authorization (Form I-9, List C #7 document).

Alerts
17Aug2020

Immigration Updates for Week of August 10th

After completing the first lottery in March, USCIS selected additional registrations to fill remaining spots of the 85,000 H-1B cap for Fiscal Year 2021 (beginning October 1, 2020).

Alerts
07Aug2020

Immigration Updates - August 7th 2020

On July 29th, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (NY) granted a temporary nationwide injunction of USCIS’ Final Rule on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, enjoining USCIS from enforcing the rule during the COVID-19 national health emergency.

Alerts
07Aug2020

USCIS Filing Fee Increase

USCIS is almost entirely fee-funded and the agency has fallen into a severe budget deficit.  On July 31st, USCIS announced that revised fees will go into effect on October 2, 2020.

Alerts
29Jul2020

Posting PERM Notices at Empty Offices During WFH

The topic of how to comply with the Notice of Filing (NOF) requirement for PERMs when employees are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic was covered in an earlier alert, Immigration Compliance During COVID-19. We have new information to share.

Alerts
28Jul2020

Delayed Production of Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Cards

USCIS recently revealed that, in June 2020, it ended a contract with an outside company responsible for production secure documents such as Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) and Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Cards.

Alerts
27Jul2020

Helpful Updates Regarding Proclamation 10052

Since Trump's Order Impacting Those Applying for H, L, J Visas (Proclamation 10052) was announced, some important exceptions and clarifications have been made:

Alerts
07Jul2020

Summary of Latest Immigration Updates

We are continuing to adapt to global and domestic changes which have impacted the immigration landscape in recent months.

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