USCIS has clarified new rules related to H-4, E, and L-2 work authorization.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reached a settlement in which it agreed to two major changes for H-4 and L-2 Employment Authorization Document (EAD) processing.
Today, President Biden signed the new proclamation that will allow international travel by foreign nationals from China, India and much of Europe to finally resume. Under the new rule, effective November 8th, non-citizens and non-permanent residents visiting the U.S. by air will be allowed to enter provided they are fully vaccinated.
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.