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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 […]

Beginning on March 20, 2020, the U.S. Mexican, and Canadian governments announced their collaboration in restricting non-essential travel across their shared borders. These restrictions were subsequently extended multiple times, most recently on July 16, 2020. On August 14, 2020, the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced via […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently begun selecting additional H-1B registrations that were submitted in March 2020 for the fiscal year 2021 H-1B lottery. Foster attorneys have been notified that certain previously unselected H-1B registrations are now eligible for submission. As with cases selected in the initial lottery in March, USCIS is providing a […]