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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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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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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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