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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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Travel Restrictions: USA and Mexico

Travel Restrictions between the US and Mexico with the exception of Essential Business will continue until may 20th, 2020 per Trump’s latest Executive Order. Please see click the Pdf Link below for the full  Executive Order. https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2020-08652.pdf      

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Urgent Immigration Update

Despite President Trump’s tweet from 20 April, there have so far been NO new official orders generally suspending legal immigration to or within the United States.  The temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across the land borders remain in effect. Follow us on Twitter @SerotteLaw, Instagram @serottelawfirm, or LinkedIn and check…

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US-Canada Border Closure

US-Canada Border Closure As of today, President Donald Trump has announced that the U.S./Canadian border has been shut down to “non-essential traffic”. The new policy does not extend to transportation of commercial goods, or citizens and legal residents of the United States. Those who are traveling for recreational/tourism purposes will…

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Read more about the article USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for FY2021 Cap-Subject Petitions
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 Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for FY2021 Cap-Subject Petitions

Click here for the latest on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' suspension of premium processing on (FY) 2021 cap-subject H-1B Visas: https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-announces-temporary-suspension-premium-processing-fy2021-cap-subject-petitions

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