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European Union Lifting Travel Restrictions for Residents of Certain Countries – U.S. Not Among Them
Effective July 1, the EU announced that it will recommend the gradual opening of external borders and the lifting of travel restrictions for certain travelers who are residents in 15 countries. The list approved by the EU Council is based on considerations of overall COVID-19 trends worldwide, in addition to the government responses to the pandemic in each country. Notably, the United States is not included in the […]
The Changing Face of Family-Based U.S. Immigration Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
The global coronavirus has taken an unprecedented toll on intending immigrants navigating through the U.S. immigration system seeking to acquire lawful permanent residency through their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident qualifying relatives. For those awaiting an immigrant visa from outside the U.S., this has resulted in at least several […]
June 22 Proclamation Suspending Admission of H-1B, H-2B, L and Certain J Nonimmigrants Does Not Apply to Canadians
On June 22, President Trump issued a proclamation further extending and expanding the suspension of admission of certain immigrants to the United States through December 31, 2020. It also expanded the scope of the suspension to include nonimmigrants seeking entry in H-1B, H-2B, or L status, as well as individuals seeking entry in J status to participate in certain exchange programs. The […]