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15Oct2021

White House: Travel Restrictions End on November 8th

The Biden Administration has confirmed that the new U.S. travel policy announced previously without an exact effective date will begin on November 8th.

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28Sep2021

Effects of a U.S. Government Shutdown on Immigration

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.

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20Sep2021

COVID-Related Travel Restrictions Will End in November

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.

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13Sep2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations Required for AOS Applicants

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.

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29Jul2021

USCIS Selects New Registrations in Second Round of H-1B Cap Lottery

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).

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12May2021

International Entrepreneur Parole Program

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.

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05May2021

Suspension of Biometrics Requirement for Certain I-539 Applicants

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

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30Apr2021

President Biden Issues New Proclamation Banning Most Travelers From India to Limit COVID-19 Spread

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.

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31Mar2021

H-1B Cap Lottery Completed

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.

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