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DHS Terminates COVID-related Flight Arrival Restrictions

September 14, 2020 | Blog | By Danielle Porter

On September 15, 2020 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will publish an announcement that it will terminate arrival restrictions applicable to certain international flights starting on September 14, 2020.
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Unacceptable EAD Processing Delays

August 31, 2020 | Blog | By Susan Cohen

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Form I-9 Flexibility Updates

August 21, 2020 | Blog | By John Quill, Eleanor Shea

On August 18, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced they would again extend flexibility relating to in-person Form I-9 compliance.
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Update - USCIS Filing Fee Increases

August 19, 2020 | Blog | By John Quill, Angel Feng

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USCIS Conducts Second H-1B Cap Lottery

August 17, 2020 | Blog | By John Quill

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On July 23, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it is lifting its suspension of Trusted Traveler enrollment eligibility for New York residents, effective immediately. Trusted Traveler programs include the popular Global Entry program, NEXUS, Sentri, and FAST.
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DACA Supreme Court Decision – Further Analysis

June 22, 2020 | Blog | By Susan Cohen, Juan Steevens

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld three lower court rulings, holding that President Trump’s 2017 move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was unlawful under a federal law known as the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). In its landmark decision, the Court held that the Department of Homeland Security’s termination of DACA was “arbitrary and capricious” under the APA. This challenge presented a complex set of legal arguments, which we analyze in further detail.
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On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced they would again extend flexibility related to in-person Form I-9 compliance that was granted earlier this year, in March 2020.
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On Monday, June 15, 2020, 14 Passport Agencies entered the first phase of a three-phase re-opening plan. Beginning in March, all Passport Agencies were closed to in-person appointments for urgent passport applications except in cases of documented life or death emergencies requiring international travel within 3 days.
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On May 29, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of certain Chinese F-1 and J-1 foreign students and exchange visitors who have ties to Chinese institutions that support the People’s Republic of China military initiatives.
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On May 26, 2020 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it is further extending its suspension of operations at all Trusted Traveler enrollment centers until at least July 6, 2020 to protect CBP officers and the general public from exposure to COVID-19.
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USCIS Phases in Premium Processing

June 2, 2020 | Blog | By William Coffman

On June 1, 2020, USCIS resumed premium processing in phases by case-type. Premium processing had been temporarily suspended since March 20, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Form I-9 Requirements Flexibility Extended for 30 Days

May 18, 2020 | Blog | By Lindsey Steinberg

On Friday May 15, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced they would extend flexibility related to in-person Form I-9 compliance that was granted earlier this year.
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