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Biden Administration Announces Changes to COVID-19 Travel Bans

USA - September 22 2021 On September 20, 2021, the White House announced that it will be revamping travel restrictions for international travelers entering the United States…

USCIS Announces New COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Immigration Medical Examinations

USA - September 20 2021 Starting on October 1, 2021, any applicant for lawful permanent residence and other categories that require the immigration medical examination must…

Form I-9 Requirements Flexibility Extended until December 31, 2021

USA - September 9 2021 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced they have again extend flexibility…

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Streamlines Social Security Administration Applications for Form I-485 Permanent Resident Applicants

USA - August 11 2021 On Monday, August 9, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that applicants filing for permanent resident status may…

USCIS Conducts Second H-1B Cap Lottery

USA - August 10 2021 On Thursday, July 29, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the results of a second H-1B cap lottery. The agency selected…

Settlement Reached with USCIS in Class Action Suit Relating to OPT Processing Delays

USA - August 10 2021 USCIS recently settled a class action lawsuit regarding lengthy delays in processing of Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications for…

US Department of State Extends Validity of National Interest Exceptions to 12 Months

USA - July 7 2021 On July 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of State announced an extension of the validity of National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) to the COVID-related…

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues Policy Updates to Improve Legal Immigration Processes

USA - June 16 2021 On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced new, official policy updates to be included in their…

DOS Announces New Interpretation of Citizenship at Birth Accounting for Advances in Assisted Reproductive Technologies

USA - May 21 2021 On May 18, 2021, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) updated its interpretation of the requirements for acquisition of U.S. citizenship at birth as…

Biden Administration Bans Most Travel from India

USA - May 11 2021 On April 30, 2021, the Biden administration announced that it would ban travel to the U.S. for individuals who have been present in India within the…