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Some Travel Restrictions to Relax for Fully Vaccinated in November, Administration Announces

USA - September 20 2021 As President Joe Biden travelled to a meeting of the United National General Assembly, the Administration announced that, in early November, COVID-19…

Qualifying International Entrepreneurs Must Meet New Dollar Amounts Beginning October 2022

USA - September 16 2021 New dollar eligibility criteria for investment amounts, qualifying investors, and re-parole considerations under the International Entrepreneur Rule…

CDC Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Applicants for Green Cards

USA - September 14 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that as of October 1, 2021, all applicants for Green Cards must be fully vaccinated…

TPS Extended Through 2022 for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sudan

El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sudan, USA - September 10 2021 The Department of Homeland Security has issued a notice extending Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)…

ICE: I-9 Flexibility to Continue Through 2021

USA - September 1 2021 Once again, at the last moment, ICE has extended “flexibility” for I-9 employment verification. This time, for four more months, until the end of the…

Illinois Adds Protection for Dreamers, Other Non-U.S. Citizens to State’s Human Rights Act

USA - August 27 2021 Illinois has amended the Illinois Human Rights Act to make “work authorization status” a protected category. The amendment, Public Act 102-0233…

Immigration and Labor Shortages

USA - August 26 2021 The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are far reaching. The labor shortage plaguing America has been one of the most publicized. Why is it so…

Transmission of Citizenship to Children Born Abroad Through Assisted Reproductive Technology

USA - August 25 2021 A non-genetic, non-gestational legal parent of a child born through assisted reproductive technology (ART) outside of the United States may transmit…

Uncertain Fate of H-1B Modification Rule

USA - August 24 2021 Approximately 27,000 additional Cap H-1B cases were selected in a second-round lottery for fiscal year 2022. The selected petitions must be filed by…

USCIS Ombudsman Annual Report Highlights Challenges, Including COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - August 20 2021 One of the themes of this year’s USCIS Ombudsman Annual Report is that the agency has been through “a year like no other.” USCIS faced “unprecedented…