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We previously reported how in March of 2020, the Department of Homeland Security(DHS) announced that documents presented by employees in connection with the Form I-9 can be reviewed 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 physical proximity precautions due […]

On May 22, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a regulation extending its March 20, 2020 cross-border travel restriction until June 22, 2020. Further extensions are possible depending on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.  On March 20, 2020, the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico announced joint initiatives to restrict non-essential cross-border […]

Click here to view June 2020 Visa Bulletin.  The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for June 2020, which most notably showed significant forward progress for EB-1 India as well as EB-3 and Other Workers for all chargeability areas, along with minor forward progress across the remaining backlogged preference categories and chargeability areas.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed on its website that […]

On March 20, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the suspension of certain foreign nationals traveling to the United States via land borders regardless of their nationality. The order effectuating the suspension stated that the primary purpose was to mitigate “[t]he danger to the public health that results from the introduction of […]