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Beginning on March 20, 2020, the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian governments announced their collaboration in restricting non-essential travel across their shared land borders. These restrictions were subsequently extended multiple times, most recently on January 19, 2021. On February 23, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced yet another extension […]

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation revoking former President Trump’s proclamation that suspended the admission of new immigrants (i.e., permanent residents) to the United States.  The original Presidential Proclamation implementing the suspension was issued by former President Trump on April 22, 2020, and subsequent proclamations extended the suspension through […]

On February 24, 2021, US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) expanded the availability of premium processing services (15-day adjudication) to include E-3 nonimmigrant petitions.  The E-3 nonimmigrant classification is reserved for Australian citizens working in a specialty occupation on a temporary basis in the U.S.  A  position is generally considered to be a specialty occupation if […]

On Tuesday February 2, 2021, President Biden signed three executive orders rescinding previous policies that were implemented under the Trump administration.  The new executive orders aim to reunify families separated by President Trump’s border enforcement policies, while establishing a more welcoming tone in America’s immigration policy and seeking solutions for the root causes of […]