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On July 6, 2020, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which is administered by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced modifications to temporary exemptions related to the in-person instruction of international students for the upcoming fall 2020 semester. Per the ICE announcement, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security […]

Effective July 1, the EU announced that it will recommend the gradual opening of external borders and the lifting of travel restrictions for certain travelers who are residents in 15 countries. The list approved by the EU Council is based on considerations of overall COVID-19 trends worldwide, in addition to the government responses to the pandemic in each country. Notably, the United States is not included in the […]

The global coronavirus has taken an unprecedented toll on intending immigrants navigating through the U.S. immigration system seeking to acquire lawful permanent residency through their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident qualifying relatives.   For those awaiting an immigrant visa from outside the U.S., this has resulted in at least several […]

On June 22, President Trump issued a proclamation further extending and expanding, the suspension on entry of certain immigrants to the United States through December 31, 2020.  The announcement comes two months after the President’s April 22 proclamation which suspended for a period of 60 days, with some exceptions, the entry into the United States […]