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Canadian and Other Travel Restrictions During COVID-19

Canada, USA - January 14 2021 Due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, land border travel between the United States and Canada has been restricted since March 21, 2020…

USCIS Issues Final Rule on Modification of H-1B Cap Selection Process

USA - January 11 2021 USCIS has released its final rule on the modification of the H-1B cap selection process (“Modification Rule”) to prioritize petitions with the…

Update: Snapshot of Nonimmigrant Visa Bans and Travel Restrictions

USA - January 8 2021 On December 31, 2020, just as it was about to expire, President Donald Trump extended the ban on immigrant and nonimmigrant visas until March 31…

USCIS Withdraws Proposed Filing Fee Increases

USA - January 7 2021 In August 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a new filing fee rule in the Federal Register that raised USCIS…

DHS Announces New Procedure for DACA Recipients

USA - January 5 2021 On January 4, 2021, DHS announced that for I-9 purposes, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients may present an unexpired Employment…

USCIS Warns of Delays Caused by Surges in Petition Filings at Lockbox Facilities

USA - January 4 2021 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued an alert on delays in processing receipt notices due to the surges in petition filings…

Six Changes in DHS, ICE Created by COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - December 21 2020 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have allowed some flexibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic…

Optional Practical Training Program for F-1 students (OPT) Is Not Illegal, Judge Rules

USA - December 17 2020 The Optional Practical Training Program for F-1 students (OPT) is not illegal, a federal judge has ruled in a case brought by Washington Alliance of…

Update: TPS for South Sudan Extended

South Sudan - December 14 2020 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for South Sudan has been extended again until May 2, 2022. The instructions for beneficiaries have been published in…

DHS Announces Extension of TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sudan

USA - December 9 2020 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a further extension of status and work authorization until October 4, 2021, for Temporary…