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In response to the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus and in an effort to stop the spread, President Biden issued a new Proclamation Nov. 26, 2021, restricting travel
Continue Reading Biden Administration Restricts Travel From 8 African Countries Due to Omicron Variant

Due to an immigration application backlog, which was worsened by the pandemic’s adverse effects on USCIS and the nearly four-month office closure of Application Support Centers (ASCs) and Field Offices,
Continue Reading Long Delays for Work Permits for L-2 and H-4 Spouses Are Over

To advance the safe resumption of global travel during the COVID-⁠19 pandemic, on Oct. 25 President Biden issued a Proclamation emphasizing the continued enhanced measures against the spread of the
Continue Reading Biden Administration Lifts Travel Restrictions to Allow Vaccinated Travelers into United States

DHS has extended its I-9 flexibility provisions repeatedly since March 2020, and recently extended them once again until August 31, 2021. However, employers should start planning now for how they
Continue Reading Preparing for the End of the Form I-9 Flexibility Provisions and the Return of Compliance Enforcement

In response to the United States’ ongoing health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a bipartisan group of senators has introduced a new bill, The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, to offer
Continue Reading Proposed Bipartisan Bill to Recapture 40,000 Visas for Physicians and Nurses To Remedy Ongoing Shortage, Aid Ongoing COVID-19 Health Response

Based on a recent hearing in a lawsuit challenging certain EB-5 regulations, it appears the regulations may be struck down due to the illegal appointment of Department of Homeland Security
Continue Reading Lawsuit Challenging EB-5 Regulations May Succeed