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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 August 14, 2020. On September 23, 2020, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency announced yet another extension of these restrictions for Canada and Mexico.   Per the most recently […]

Foster first reported in March of 2020 that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was providing flexibility to employers in completing the Form I-9, allowing employee documents presented in connection with the Form I-9 review process to be examined 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 […]

Click here to view October 2020 visa bulletin.  The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for October 2020, which showed significant forward progress in most categories, with the biggest jump in the dates for filing or “filing dates” for applicants under the EB-3 category who were born in India.      U.S. […]

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is in the process of reviewing a draft regulation submitted by the Department of Labor (DOL) that is expected to revise wage level methodologies and requirements for the H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, and PERM labor certification application programs. The PERM labor certification application is the first step in the three-step […]