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Canada Border Closure Update: Extension Until August 21st, 2020

Canada's border closure is to be extended until August 21st due to the latest surge in COVID cases in some major states in the U.S. The extension will be implemented and the current entry requirements will continue to exist for US Nationals. See the link below for more details: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-us-border-closure-extended-august-1.5648879…

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DHS Strikes Down COVID-19 Learning Accommodations For International Students

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. universities and colleges are understandably making the switch to fully online courses for the 2020 Fall Semester. Others are opting for a “hybrid” model of course enrollment, which includes both online and in-person classes. While this does not necessarily come as…

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Urgent Immigration Update

URGENT UPDATE: Trump's Executive Order as of 6/22/20 Based on increasingly confirmed media reports, President Trump is planning on signing an executive order to suspend the issuance of certain temporary worker visas through the end of 2020.  We have not seen the text of this order, and will provide a…

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Read more about the article USCIS Alert – DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility Until July 18th
Nov 24, 2019 Santa Clara / CA / USA - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office located in Silicon Valley; USCIS is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

USCIS Alert – DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility Until July 18th

In May, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19. This temporary guidance was set to expire June 18. Because of ongoing precautions related to…

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Read more about the article USCIS Field Offices and Asylum Offices Resume Services
Wilfredo Lee | The Associated Press People arrive before the start of a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Miami Field Office, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Miami. The USCIS may have to furlough more than 13,000 employees due to COVID-19 and a drop in applications.

USCIS Field Offices and Asylum Offices Resume Services

As of June 4th, USCIS field offices and asylum offices have resumed non-emergency face-to-face services, and application support centers are expected to resume services at a later date. Here are the precautions USCIS is enacting in response to COVID-19: Visitors will be turned away from a USCIS facility if they…

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The Toronto Star – International students studying online will still qualify for Canadian work permits

Originally Written By: Nicholas Keung, The Toronto StarInternational students currently studying in Canada have been granted a reprieve from the Canadian government during the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally, should an international student choose to apply to work within Canada under a “Post-Graduate Work Permit”, (“PGWP”)” the Canadian government requires students to…

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Read more about the article USCIS to Resume Premium Processing for Forms I-129 and I-140
Nov 24, 2019 Santa Clara / CA / USA - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office located in Silicon Valley; USCIS is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

USCIS to Resume Premium Processing for Forms I-129 and I-140

USCIS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in phases over the next month. Effective June 1, 2020, USCIS will accept Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all eligible Form I-140 petitions. Effective June 8, USCIS will…

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