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On May 22, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a regulation extending its March 20, 2020 cross-border travel restriction until June 22, 2020. Further extensions are possible depending on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.  On March 20, 2020, the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico announced joint initiatives to restrict non-essential cross-border […]

Click here to view June 2020 Visa Bulletin.  The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for June 2020, which most notably showed significant forward progress for EB-1 India as well as EB-3 and Other Workers for all chargeability areas, along with minor forward progress across the remaining backlogged preference categories and chargeability areas.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed on its website that […]

On March 20, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the suspension of certain foreign nationals traveling to the United States via land borders regardless of their nationality. The order effectuating the suspension stated that the primary purpose was to mitigate “[t]he danger to the public health that results from the introduction of […]

News that the U.S. economy lost a record 20.5 million jobs in April during the coronavirus pandemic has led some to call for the immediate suspension of the country’s temporary work visas programs without a full understanding of the essential role these programs play in addressing chronic labor shortages, particularly in food production and food […]