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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 […]

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) […]

On his first day of office, President Biden unveiled and sent his immigration reform bill, titled the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, to Congress. In unveiling the new bill, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters:   “[T]oday President Biden sent an immigration bill to Congress. The U.S. Citizenship Act modernizes our immigration system. It provides hard-working people who have […]