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The Biden-Harris Administration will end Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements

On May 1, 2023 the Biden-Harris administration will end Covid-19 vaccination requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11.  HHS and DHS also announced today that they will start the process to end their vaccination requirements for Head Start…

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We would like to welcome our newest attorney Sarah Antos to Serotte Law

We would like to welcome our newest attorney Sarah Antos to Serotte Law.  Sarah is a Senior Attorney at Serotte Law and focuses her practice on business and family immigration. Sarah has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration law since 2007. She understands how overwhelming the immigration process can…

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Government of Canada to remove COVID-19 border and travel measures effective October 1

Effective October 1, 2022, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to: Submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website; Provide proof of vaccination; Undergo pre- or on-arrival testing; Carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation; Monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19…

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Biden Administration Announces Changes to Attract Entrepreneurs and STEM Talent

In line with Biden Administration statements reflecting a new immigration policy with a focus on attracting STEM talent, encouraging entrepreneurship, and increasing student exchange, USCIS announced changes to the NIW, O-1, and J-1 visa sections of its policy manual on January 21 st . The new guidance appears to expand…

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Major Settlement Changes How USCIS Adjudicates Work Permits for Nonimmigrant Spouses

Washington, DC - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and its litigation partners Wasden Banias and Steven Brown, celebrate the historic settlement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Shergill, et al. v. Mayorkas, which provides structural changes for nonimmigrant H-4 and L-2 spouses suffering from long delayed processing times for the…

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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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