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On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation revoking former President Trump’s proclamation that suspended the admission of new immigrants (i.e., permanent residents) to the United States.  The original Presidential Proclamation implementing the suspension was issued by former President Trump on April 22, 2020, and subsequent proclamations extended the suspension through […]

On February 24, 2021, US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) expanded the availability of premium processing services (15-day adjudication) to include E-3 nonimmigrant petitions.  The E-3 nonimmigrant classification is reserved for Australian citizens working in a specialty occupation on a temporary basis in the U.S.  A  position is generally considered to be a specialty occupation if […]

Click here to view March 2021 Visa Bulletin.  On Tuesday, February 23, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for March 2021.    The March Visa Bulletin reveals some fairly significant movement in the Final Action Dates in the EB-1 category for individuals born in China (PRC) and India, as well as some modest forward movement in Final […]