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On Friday, March 20, 2020, the governments of the United States, Canada and Mexico announced joint initiatives to restrict non-essential cross-border traffic.   The US-Canada and US-Mexico borders will be closed to non-essential traffic effective Saturday, March 21, 2020, for a 30-day period.  Non-essential traffic includes traffic for tourism or […]

Before an H-1B or E-3 petition for nonimmigrant worker can be filed, USDOL requires employers to provide notice to the workforce at the location of intended employment that the employer intends to file a petition to employ an H-1B or E-3 worker at that location. Further, whenever an H-1B or […]

On March 20 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the agency will begin to accept reproduced original signatures on forms and documents for filing petitions and applications for immigration benefits. This means that the person signing the form or document must physically sign a hard copy of the form […]

On March 20 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the temporary suspension of the “premium processing” adjudication service until further notice.  With premium processing, USCIS guarantees action on the petition within 15 calendar days of receipt of the request along with payment of the required $1,440 premium processing filing […]