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On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued the Presidential Memorandum entitled “Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)”. This Memo directs the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, to “take all actions he deems appropriate, consistent with applicable law, to preserve and fortify DACA.”   The Memo reminds us […]

On Monday, January 18, 2021, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation terminating the restrictions on entry into the United States of travelers who have been physically present in the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Brazil within 14 days prior to entry.  Citing the recent Centers for Disease Control […]

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently confirmed the agency is still experiencing delays of several weeks in issuing receipt notices for petitions and applications filed with its “lockbox” centers due to COVID-19 protocols and increased filings.  USCIS contracts with third parties to receive various filings at these lockbox locations, and these contractors are responsible for collecting filing fees on […]

Foster first reported in March of 2020 that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was providing flexibility to employers in completing the Form I-9, allowing employee documents presented in connection with the Form I-9 review process to be examined 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 […]