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October 16, 2020

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September 24, 2020

UPDATE: 9/23/2020

On Monday, September 14th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a 60-day extension of its temporary policy for I-9 verification, which permits employers who have work-from-home (WFH) policies covering all of their employees to verify employment authorization documents...

September 24, 2020

On Friday, September 11th, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the USCIS announced continued flexibility for responding to agency requests, which include Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs). Agency requests issued between March 1, 2020 and January 1, 2020 will...

August 29, 2020

On Tuesday, August 25th, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will cancel the administrative furlough that was scheduled to begin on August 30, 2020. However, the USCIS also announced in the same press release that “spending reduction measures” would impact “all ag...

August 28, 2020

On Tuesday, August 25th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a temporary expansion of the ability of officers at U.S. Embassies and Consulates to waive in-person interview requirements for individuals who are applying for a new nonimmigrant visa in the same visa classification. Norma...

August 25, 2020

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced another 30-day extension of its temporary policy for I-9 verification, which permits employers who have work-from-home (WFH) policies covering all of their employees to verify employment authorization documents through electronic means....

August 25, 2020

On Wednesday, August 12th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit limited the scope of a recent nationwide injunction that temporarily blocked the enforcement of the USCIS’ public charge final rule for the duration of the COVID-19 national emergency. As previously reported, this injun...

August 14, 2020

This morning, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued results of a second lottery of H-1B registrations conducted due to insufficient numbers needed to reach the annual quota of 85,000 new H-1Bs (the “cap”) for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021). Due to the widespread economic impact of...

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