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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 […]

Click here to view July 2020 Visa Bulletin.  The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for July 2020, which again showed significant forward progress for EB-1 India, along with some forward progress across the remaining backlogged preference categories and chargeability areas.    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed on its website that beneficiaries of employment-based immigrant petitions should use the “Final Action Dates,” or “priority dates,” rather than the […]

On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act when rescinding the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Accordingly, the Court decided that DACA will stand.  […]

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 […]