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On May 24, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation restricting travel to the United States by foreign nationals who have been physically present in Brazil within a fourteen (14) day period before travel to the United States. Although initially made effective on May 28, 2020, a May 25, 2020 amendment to this proclamation updated the effective date to May 26, 2020. […]

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 […]