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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 […]

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced receipt of approximately 275,000 registrations for entry into the U.S. Regular Cap and Master’s Cap lotteries under the annual H-1B quota.  As a result, the chance of winning the lottery this year was lower than ever.  USCIS has indicated […]

On March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that documents presented by employees in connection with the Form I-9 can be reviewed remotely (e.g. via video link, fax, or e-mail, etc.) under certain circumstances for employers with employees taking physical proximity precautions due to COVID-19. This temporary […]