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02Dec2021

U.S. Tightens Travel Rules

In addition to last week’s announcement of travel restrictions affecting 8 African countries, today, President Biden announced additional new rules as the U.S. confronts the new Omicron variant and the potential of a winter surge.

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15Nov2021

USCIS Clarifies Handling of EAD for H-4, E and L-2 Spouses

USCIS has clarified new rules related to H-4, E, and L-2 work authorization.

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10Nov2021

Major Changes to USCIS Handling of EAD for H-4 and L-2 Spouses

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. 

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25Oct2021

New Proclamation: Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-⁠19 Pandemic

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.

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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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