On Sept. 20, 2021, the Biden administration announced it would simultaneously relax travel restrictions for foreign nationals traveling from China, Iran, the Schengen Area, the U.K., Brazil, Ireland, South Africa,
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On Aug. 9, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that applicants filing for Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status are now able to apply for a Social Security number 
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On May 11, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it no longer accepts written, mailed-in requests to reschedule biometrics appointments. Instead, requestors must call the USCIS Contact
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On July 16, the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued a permanent injunction against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. However, the court temporarily
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On July 6, 2021, the Department of State issued guidance extending the validity of certain National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) granted to travelers through U.S. embassies and consulates abroad for those
Continue Reading Department of State Issues Guidance Extending Validity of NIEs