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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the scheduled furlough of more than 13,000 employees has been cancelled and that it expects to be able to maintain operations through September 30, 2020, the end of the fiscal year.  The averted August 30, 2020 furlough would have impacted nearly 70% of the workforce at USCIS and likely would have slowed U.S. immigration […]

Click here to view August 2020 Visa Bulletin.  The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for August 2020, which again showed significant forward progress for EB-1 for both India and China, as well as EB-3 and Other Workers for all chargeability areas, along with some forward progress across the remaining backlogged categories.    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed on its website that beneficiaries […]

On May 24, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation restricting travel to the United States by foreign nationals who have been physically present in Brazil within a fourteen (14) day period before travel to the United States. Although initially made effective on May 28, 2020, a May 25, 2020 amendment to this proclamation updated the effective date to May 26, 2020. […]