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USCIS Delays Planned Furlough of More than 13,000 Employees To August 31, 2020

USA - July 27 2020 In June 2020, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) served notice on The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the union...

Visa Processing Delays Likely As USCIS Faces Major Furloughs, Unless Congress Provides $1.2 Billion in Emergency Funding

USA - July 9 2020 Some 70 of the 20,000 employees of US Citizenship & Immigration Services, the agency within Homeland Security that adjudicates visa-related benefits...

Timothy C. D'Arduini, Elizabeth (Liz) Espín Stern.

New ICE Directive Threatens Status of More Than One Million Foreign Students and Prompts Immediate Lawsuit

USA - July 8 2020 In a media release issued on July 6, 2020, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) announced a rollback of the protections it afforded to foreign...

Maximillian L. Del Rey, Elizabeth (Liz) Espín Stern.

White House Clarifies Scope of Proclamation Restricting Admission of Temporary Workers Who Lacked A “Nonimmigrant Visa” on June 24, 2020

USA - July 1 2020 On June 22, 2020, President Trump signed Proclamation 10052, suspending four visa categories of substantial importance to US companiesH-1B, L-1, H-2B...

Trump Order Limitingor EliminatingNon-Immigrant Visas Is on the Horizon

USA - June 11 2020 President Trump is expected to issue an executive order in the next several days either eliminating, or significantly limiting, the availability of...

Elizabeth (Liz) Espín Stern.