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In November 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced several policy changes impacting the work authorization of spouses of H-1B, L-1, and E visa holders. In addition to providing for automatic extensions of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) in certain cases, the policy changes included a recognition that L-2 and […]

An H-4 spouse may apply for an employment authorization document (EAD) if their H-1B spouse has an approved I-140 Immigrant Visa Petition or is eligible to extend H-1B status based on AC-21 extension eligibility.  Many of these H-4 spouses have experienced long USCIS processing delays of  7 months to 14 months or […]

On December 23, 2021, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed that travel restrictions for certain non-essential travelers entering the United States from Canada and Mexico by land or ferry ports of entry will be lifted. Restrictions are lifted for fully vaccinated individuals who can show proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19. The […]

On November 29, 2021 the White House implemented travel restrictions on individuals from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe due to the spreading Omicron variant. Beginning 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 31, 2021, the United States will lift the current travel restrictions on these countries. […]