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How USCIS Budget Delays are Affecting You

In addition to Presidential Proclamations, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has been experiencing a budget crisis.  For a quick summary on how the USCIS budget crisis could be affecting your immigration case, please click this link: USCIS Delays – AILA Info

June 22, 2020 – Executive Order – Temporary Suspension of Nonimmigrant Visas

Here’s What We Know On June 22, 2020, the President issued an Executive Order which suspends the entry of foreign nationals on certain employment-based nonimmigrant visas into the United States as of June 24, 2020, at 12:01 am (ET). This Proclamation also extends the Presidential Proclamation dated April 22, 2020 which suspended the entry of […]

April 22, 2020 – Executive Order – Who is Affected?

According to the Executive Order which was signed on April 22, 2020 : For 60 days effective April 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm (effectively April 24, 2020), the entry into the United States of aliens as immigrants is hereby suspended and limited subject to section 2 of this proclamation. The following is directly from the language of […]

April 20th – Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Immigration

On April 20th, via tweet, the President of the United States informed us that he “will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Until the actual Executive Order is issued, we are unable to provide you with any information regarding how your immigration […]

How Does the New Public Charge Rule Affect You?

What Is New?  U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new rule, effective February 24, 2020, to decide who will be considered a “Public Charge” (someone that is likely to need financial assistance from the government). The Department of State (DOS) also implemented an interim final rule, effective February 24, 2020, to align DOS’s […]

New (2020) Cap-Subject H-1B Process

What Is New?  USCIS has created a new process for filing H-1B cap-subject petitions that will begin for the FY2021 season. Under this new process, employers seeking to file FY2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption, must first electronically register between March 1 – March 20, 2020 and pay an […]


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