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On Monday, January 25, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation that reinstated COVID-19 travel restrictions for certain non-U.S. citizens traveling from the Schengen area, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Brazil, or South Africa to the U.S. These travel restrictions will remain in effect indefinitely, subject to review by the Secretary of Health and Human Services every 30 days.  Similar travel restrictions that have been in place since […]

On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued the Presidential Memorandum entitled “Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)”. This Memo directs the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, to “take all actions he deems appropriate, consistent with applicable law, to preserve and fortify DACA.”   The Memo reminds us […]

Click here to view February 2021 Visa Bulletin.  The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for February 2021.   The February Visa Bulletin reveals some modest forward movement in Final Action Dates across most categories for individuals born in China (PRC) and India. Final Action Dates continue to remain current for those born outside of China (PRC) […]

As countries across the globe continue to battle the spread of COVID-19, governments continue to warn citizens against international travel. Since March 2020, countries have implemented and revised global travel restrictions to minimize the spread of the virus. Approaching a year later, many countries face the same struggle.  For example, recently Canada has strongly considered implementing an international travel ban as the government […]