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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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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23Jun2020

Trump’s New Executive Order Impacts Those Applying for H, L, J Visas - No Impact to Employees in the U.S. or Those Re-Entering with Approved Visas

Today, President Trump signed a new Executive Order (EO) that will temporary suspend entry of H-1B, L-1, J-1 and H-2B Nonimmigrants, and their dependents, who do not have a valid visa (stamp).  Here are the key takeaways:

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19Jun2020

H-1B Policy Memo Officially & Immediately Rescinds Policies That Targeted IT Consulting Companies

As discussed in our May 25th article, Overturned: USCIS Policy Impacting H-1Bs for Consultants, USCIS agreed to end its policy of requiring employers of IT consultants to submit client contracts and itineraries to prove the existence of valid employer-employee relationship between the H-1B petitioner and beneficiary.

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02Jun2020

Suspension of Entry of Certain Chinese F and J Nonimmigrants

President Trump’s latest immigration proclamation, signed on May 29th, only bars Chinese nationals from entering the U.S. with a F or J visa if:

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