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On April 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that Presidential Proclamation 10052 expired on March 31, 2021. While it was widely expected that the Biden administration would opt against further extensions of the proclamation, the DOS announcement confirms the expiration of the restrictions, allowing U.S. employers to […]

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the agency had completed the random numeric selection process (lottery) for allocating H-1B numbers among the properly submitted registrations under both the H-1B Regular Cap and H-1B U.S. Master’s Cap.  USCIS has also now completed the process of notifying […]

On January 29, 2021, the Canadian government announced tighter restrictions on all international travel. Having considered a more complete suspension of all international travel, the Government of Canada ultimately did not ban international travel outright.  The new rules aim to enhance travel safety while leaving essential channels for goods and services open.  First in a multi-layered approach is a suspension on all flights from Mexico and […]

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 […]