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Foster previously reported in March of 2020, on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement that documents presented by employees in connection with the Form I-9 can be reviewed remotely (e.g. via video link, fax, or e-mail, etc.) rather than in the employee’s physical presence under certain circumstances for employers with employees taking physical proximity precautions due to COVID-19.  In […]

On Monday, October 23, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) announced the rescission of previous agency guidance that accorded deference to prior CIS approval decisions during the adjudication of petitions seeking an extension of stay in the same nonimmigrant status. Under the prior “deference memorandum,” CIS adjudicators were instructed […]