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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. […]

On May 22, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a regulation extending its March 20, 2020 cross-border travel restriction until June 22, 2020. Further extensions are possible depending on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.  On March 20, 2020, the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico announced joint initiatives to restrict non-essential cross-border […]

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act provides for economic impact payments, or stimulus payments, as well as unemployment benefits for U.S. taxpayers, which includes lawful permanent residents and certain individuals in nonimmigrant status.  The recently implemented Public Charge Rule provides for an expanded ground of inadmissibility based on […]

On April 20, 2020, President Trump tweeted that he plans to temporarily suspend immigration to the United States.  His announcement on Twitter declared: “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the […]