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A. Evolving U.S. Immigration Practice and Strategies to the COVID-19 Pandemic U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world suspended nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing, generally remaining open only for emergency U.S. Citizen Services. Visa applicants outside of the United States may expect to wait months and possibly until this pandemic […]

On Friday, March 27, 2020, 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 Master’s Cap. USCIS has begun the process of notifying those […]

E-Verify is extending the timeframe in which employees must contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to a Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs) in limited situations arising from COVID-19 precautions.  The standard 8 federal business day deadline in which to establish contact with SSA or […]

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced the automatic extension of expiration dates of certain Texas driver’s licenses, identification cards, and election identification certificates for the duration of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s declaration of State of Disaster.  In order to qualify for the extension of the expiration date, the […]