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News that the U.S. economy lost a record 20.5 million jobs in April during the coronavirus pandemic has led some to call for the immediate suspension of the country’s temporary work visas programs without a full understanding of the essential role these programs play in addressing chronic labor shortages, particularly in food production and food […]

In times of economic uncertainty, arguments advocating for increased restrictions on U.S. immigration become more prevalent. Indeed, superficial logic would seem to support the idea that reducing the number of people coming to the United States would protect the jobs of those already here. But this flawed reasoning fails to account for the fact […]

On March 18, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs). On April 1, 2020, USCIS extended the suspension until at least May 3, 2020. In its latest announcement on April 24, 2020, USCIS announced that it is preparing to reopen […]

On Wednesday, April 22, Present Trump issued a proclamation temporarily suspending entry into the United States of intending immigrants as lawful permanent residents (“green card” applicants) for a temporary period of 60 days.   Because the order does not apply to people already in the United States, those in the United States may continue their applications for permanent residency.  […]