As economies worldwide begin to re-open, some companies and individuals are thinking about resuming international travel. If international travel is required for your work or other reasons, be prepared for
Anna H. Morzy has a comprehensive background in providing legal and policy guidance on fast-evolving immigration laws, regulations, and policies, and in the development and execution of complex, industry-tailored mobility programs.
With nearly 20 years of experience in her field, Anna has a deep understanding of immigration law and global mobility and their critical importance to businesses of all sizes and across varying industries. Her practice focuses on providing counsel to start-ups and established companies on the immigration compliance implications of expansions and mergers and acquisitions and on effective corporate mobility strategy. She provides comprehensive guidance for foreign national employees, evaluates and implements immigration policies, and seamlessly integrates effective mobility and compliance strategies with clients’ unique business models and goals.
Anna’s practice encompasses providing legal guidance on matters related to nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, naturalization, compliance management and audit representation, EB-5 visas, E-Verify and I-9 programs, and ICE enforcement.
Anna also contributes significantly to the business and immigration community across Illinois. As a member of the Steering Committee of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, a former president of the Polish American Chamber of Commerce, and a board member of the Polish Museum of America, she regularly works with top political officials in Illinois to ensure awareness and integration of immigrant communities and businesses. She is a prominent advocate for issues related to U.S. immigration law and the importance of attracting foreign direct investment to Illinois via immigrant-owned businesses and investments.
In addition, Anna is actively involved in immigration policy development through her participation on committees such as the American Jewish Committee/Ford Foundation Immigration Advocacy Project. As a native of Poland, she is fluent in both English and Polish and is personally and professionally a prominent member of Chicago’s Polish community.
As summer approaches and countries begin to re-open, some companies and individuals are thinking about resuming international travel. If international travel is required for your work or other reasons, be
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST, the U.S. will extend the same travel restrictions to the U.K. and Ireland as are already in effect for other European countries,…
Continue Reading U.S. Extends Travel Restrictions to U.K. and Ireland – Department of Homeland Security Outlines New Re-Entry Process for U.S. Citizens, U.S. Legal Permanent Residents and Other Exempted Individuals from Certain European Countries, China, and Iran, including Mandatory 14-Day Self-Quarantine Period
On March 11, 2020, President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation, effective at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 13, 2020, which prohibits the entry of most foreign nationals who traveled…
Continue Reading U.S. Suspends Entry of Foreign Nationals for 30 Days Effective March 13, 2020, U.S. Travelers Required to Enter Through Designated Ports of Entry
As an update to our Feb. 26 post regarding the U.S. Consulate General in Milan temporarily suspending its routine visa services, on March 9, 2020, the Italian government issued…
Continue Reading Significant Restrictions at U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy Due to COVID-19 (also in Italian)
As reported previously, President Trump announced that his administration has nominated Poland as a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) participating country. Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan formally…
Continue Reading Poland Designated 39th Member Country in Visa Waiver Program
Today, President Trump announced that his administration has nominated Poland as a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) participating country. Entry into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism, business, or in transit for up to 90 days without having to obtain a visa.
President Trump stated: “…This is an important step in continuing to increase economic, security, cultural, and people-to-people connections between our two nations. Now that Poland has been nominated, the Department of Homeland Security will take necessary action, as soon as possible, to assess Poland’s entry into the program. If Poland is designated as a Visa Waiver Program country, its nationals would be authorized for visa-free travel to the United States for business and tourism. The bilateral relationship between the United States and Poland has never been stronger, and this would serve as a remarkable accomplishment for both countries.”…
Continue Reading Trump Administration Nominates Poland for U.S. Visa Waiver Program