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Foster LLP is hearing from a variety of sources that a new Presidential Proclamation is likely to be issued soon, and that it may impact the entry, and possible re-entry, of H-1B, L-1, J-1, and other nonimmigrants to the United States.  On April 22, President Trump issued a proclamation that temporarily suspended, with some exceptions, the entry into the United States […]

Beginning on June 4, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to reopen and resume certain non-emergency, public services which were closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 18, USCIS has suspended routine, in-person services at field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs), which are now being reopened on an office-by-office basis. Individuals can check that […]

On Friday, May 29th, President Trump issued a proclamation restricting the admission of certain Chinese graduate students and researchers to the United States, effective June 1st.   Validity Period  This proclamation was issued with indefinite validity, remaining in effect until affirmatively terminated by the President.    Scope of Restriction  The proclamation applies […]

On May 29, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will resume its premium processing service in phases over the next month. With premium processing, USCIS should respond within 15 days of receipt of certain I-129 and I-140 filings.  To request premium processing, there is an additional $1,440 premium processing filing fee. The premium processing service had been suspended since March 20, 2020 when USCIS announced the temporary suspension of its premium […]