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Department of Homeland Security Proposes to Reduce F-1 Admission Period

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a new rule that would place new restrictions on foreign students’ ability to enter and remain in the United States. Under current regulations, those who enter the United States under a F-1 student visa are admitted for the duration of their status, with no fixed time period. Thus, […]

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Who Can Vote in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

With the 2020 Presidential Election quickly approaching on November 3, 2020, and early and absentee voting already underway in several states, it is important to know who is eligible to vote in the election. Ensuring you are eligible to vote prior to voting is essential, because unlawfully voting in an election is a violation of […]

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DOS Issues Update on Court Order Regarding Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Pose a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market

On June 22, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation 10052 (PP 10052) suspending certain nonimmigrant visas until December 31, 2020. Effective June 24, the proclamation prohibits foreign nationals, and any foreign nationals accompanying or following to join them, from entering the U.S. under the H-1B, H-2B, J, or L nonimmigrant visa classifications. Lawsuit Challenging the Proclamation’s Legal […]

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New York State’s Quarantine Rules for International Travelers

On September 28, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order No. 205.1 confirming the mandatory quarantine requirements for international travelers arriving in New York State.  What are the New York State quarantine requirements for international travelers? The order modifies Executive Order No. 205, which confirmed a 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers arriving in New York from any state with […]

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Canada Releases Additional Details on Entry for Extended Family Members & Limited Release from Quarantine for Compassionate Reasons

On October 8, 2020, Canada officially released the details regarding individuals exempt from the Canadian border restrictions and options for obtaining limited release from the 14-day mandatory quarantine in Canada for compassionate reasons.  Under the new rules, the following individuals are now eligible to enter Canada if they obtain the proper authorization: An immediate family member […]

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New rules from DHS & DOL to Significantly Impact the H-1B Visa Program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have released new rules that will result in significant changes to the H-1B specialty occupation program, making it more difficult for skilled foreign workers to acquire H-1B visas and work permits. DHS’s new rule will impede on employers’ ability to sponsor foreign workers by restricting the definition […]

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FAQ October 2020 Visa Bulletin

On September 24, 2020, the Department of State (DOS) released the highly-anticipated October 2020 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin, released monthly by the DOS, provides updated dates on when a foreign national can submit their Adjustment of Status (AOS) application or have their AOS case adjudicated. The submission of an AOS application is the final step […]

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