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Nonimmigrant Visa Interview Waivers Expanded; Travel Bans from African Countries Revoked

USA - December 29 2021 In recent US immigration developments, the Department of State has authorized consular offices to forgo the in-person interview requirement for some…

Annamaria Racota

H-4 & L-2 Nonimmigrant Visa Holders: Federal Settlement Impacts Employment Authorizations

USA - November 12 2021 A settlement has been reached in Shergill v. Mayorkas, a federal lawsuit seeking to compel US Citizenship and Immigration Services to follow its…

Jamie Cheung

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Further Extends COVID-19 Related I-9 Compliance

USA - September 1 2021 On August 31, the day the current extension was set to expire, ICE announced that it extended the flexibilities relating to Form I-9 compliance for…

Eric S. Bord, Jamie Cheung

Green Card Applicants Required to be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

USA - August 27 2021 The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced a new policy under which all applicants for a green card must be fully…

Shannon A. Donnelly, Yesim Usluca

US State Department Extends National Interest Exception Validity

USA - July 8 2021 The US Department of State announced on July 6 that it has extended the validity of previously issued National Interest Exceptions (NIEs), and that…

Yesim Usluca