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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced they would again extend flexibility relating to in-person Form I-9 compliance.
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be suspending biometric screening requirements for H-4, L-2, E-1, E-2, and E-3 dependent visa holders for two years beginning May 17, 2021.
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Although no official announcement was made, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is now recommending that Canadian TN and L applicants schedule an appointment to present their applications when entering the United States at a Buffalo area border crossing.
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On October 5, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced a 10 federal government working day period in which employers will need to take action within E-Verify on Tentative Non-confirmations (“TNCs”) by either referring the case to the Social Security Administration and/or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or closing the case.
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On his first day in office, President Joseph Biden sought to end a series of discriminatory travel bans set forth by the previous administration. President Biden focused his initial presidential actions on returning to this country’s tolerant and welcoming principles and values, the traditional American sentiment laid out in the inscription on the Statue of Liberty itself.
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Ongoing USCIS Delays in Issuing Receipt Notices

December 17, 2020 | Blog | By John Quill

On December 15, 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is still experiencing delays in issuing receipt notices for filed petitions and applications.
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On November 18, 2020, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced they would again extend flexibility relating to in-person Form I-9 compliance.
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Important Reminders as the Holiday Travel Season Approaches

November 18, 2020 | Blog | By Maryanne Kline

As the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions continue, many who have endured long separations from home and family are eager to travel as the holidays approach. Everyone considering holiday travel is urged to carefully consider the risks and be fully aware of how ongoing conditions may impact travel.
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New DHS Proposed Regulations will Revise the H-1B Cap Lottery

November 5, 2020 | Blog | By John Quill, Maryanne Kline

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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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