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Click here to view July 2020 Visa Bulletin.  The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for July 2020, which again showed significant forward progress for EB-1 India, along with some forward progress across the remaining backlogged preference categories and chargeability areas.    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed on its website that beneficiaries of employment-based immigrant petitions should use the “Final Action Dates,” or “priority dates,” rather than the […]

On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act when rescinding the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Accordingly, the Court decided that DACA will stand.  […]

On June 16, 2020, U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Acting Secretary announced that DHS will continue to limit non-essential cross-border travel and did not indicate an end date to the restriction.   On March 20, 2020, the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico announced joint initiatives to restrict non-essential cross-border traffic. Pursuant to this announcement, CBP published […]

Foster previously reported in March of 2020, on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement that documents presented by employees in connection with the Form I-9 can be reviewed remotely (e.g. via video link, fax, or e-mail, etc.) rather than in the employee’s physical presence under certain circumstances for employers with employees taking physical proximity precautions due to COVID-19.  In […]