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Beginning on March 20, 2020, the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian governments announced their collaboration in restricting non-essential travel across their shared land borders. These restrictions were subsequently extended multiple times, most recently on December 22, 2020. On January 19, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced yet another extension […]

On Monday, January 18, 2021, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation terminating the restrictions on entry into the United States of travelers who have been physically present in the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Brazil within 14 days prior to entry.  Citing the recent Centers for Disease Control […]

On Friday, January 15, 2021, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the suspension of in-person services on January 19 and 20, in a move intended to “ensure the safety of our employees and individuals with appointments” in the event of unrest related to Inauguration Day.  Services will be suspended on January 19 and 20 at […]

On January 14, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published in the Federal Register a final rule that will impose higher wage requirements for H-1B workers and “green card” applicants.    The DOL had previously published the same rule as an interim final rule with an immediate effective date in October of last year. The rule was challenged in […]