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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently confirmed the agency is still experiencing delays of several weeks in issuing receipt notices for petitions and applications filed with its “lockbox” centers due to COVID-19 protocols and increased filings.  USCIS contracts with third parties to receive various filings at these lockbox locations, and these contractors are responsible for collecting filing fees on […]

This is a press release written by ABIL.  The Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) urges the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, State, Justice and Labor, including their subordinate agencies charged with administering and enforcing federal immigration laws, to announce the immediate suspension of all immigration compliance deadlines in order […]

As employers look for ways to address and avoid the potential spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, some employers are implementing or considering staff telecommuting. Employers considering telecommuting options are also considering the potential impact on nonimmigrant status for employees working pursuant to different work visa classifications. Fortunately, the impacts […]