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Student Exchange Visitor Program Adjusts COVID Related Exemptions for Fall Semester

USA - July 7 2020 Yesterday, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced modifications to the temporary exemptions that had been granted to nonimmigrant…

Update: Reopening of Global Entry Enrollment Centers Postponed to August 10, 2020

USA - July 6 2020 On July 2, US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced the decision to postpone plans to re-open Trusted Traveler Programs Enrollment Centers until…

Update: Global Entry Enrollment Centers Scheduled to Re-Open on July 6, 2020

USA - July 1 2020 US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced its plans to re-open some Global Entry Enrollment Centers on July 6, 2020. Operations at all…

June 30 Update: Implementation of June 22, 2020 Presidential Proclamation Restricting H, L and J Entry into the United States

USA - June 30 2020 On Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation restricting the entry of certain nonimmigrants into the United States and…

Update: Implementation of June 22, 2020 Presidential Proclamation Restricting H, L and J Entry into the United States

USA - June 26 2020 On Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation restricting the entry of certain nonimmigrants into the United States and…

Travel Ban Restricts Entry to the U.S. of Certain Foreign Nationals in the H, L and J Visa Categories

USA - June 23 2020 On Monday, June 22, 2020 President Trump issued a new Proclamation that expands his temporary suspension of the entry of individuals to the U.S. This…

DACA Supreme Court Decision - Further Analysis

USA - June 22 2020 As previously reported by Mintz, last week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld three lower court rulings, holding that President Trump’s 2017 move to…

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump Administration's Rescission of DACA in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California

USA - June 18 2020 Today, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld three lower court rulings holding that Trump’s 2017 move to rescind the Deferred Action for…

Form I-9 Requirements Flexibility Extended for Another 30 Days to July 19, 2020

USA - June 17 2020 On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced they would again…

Update: Phased Re-Opening Plan at U.S. Passport Agencies; Significant Processing Delays Expected to Continue

USA - June 16 2020 On Monday, June 15, 2020, 14 Passport Agencies entered the first phase of a three-phase re-opening plan. Beginning in March, all Passport Agencies…