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On June 16, 2020, U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Acting Secretary announced that DHS will continue to limit non-essential cross-border travel and did not indicate an end date to the restriction.   On March 20, 2020, the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico announced joint initiatives to restrict non-essential cross-border traffic. Pursuant to this announcement, CBP published […]

Foster previously reported in March of 2020, on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement 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 to COVID-19.  In […]

Foster LLP is hearing from a variety of sources that a new Presidential Proclamation is likely to be issued soon, and that it may impact the entry, and possible re-entry, of H-1B, L-1, J-1, and other nonimmigrants to the United States.  On April 22, President Trump issued a proclamation that temporarily suspended, with some exceptions, the entry into the United States […]

Beginning on June 4, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to reopen and resume certain non-emergency, public services which were closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 18, USCIS has suspended routine, in-person services at field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs), which are now being reopened on an office-by-office basis. Individuals can check that […]