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Canada’s Mandatory Travel Quarantine: What You Need to Know

On March 25, 2020, Canada announced that it will be invoking the Quarantine Act to impose mandatory self-isolation for international travelers entering the country. Individuals must self-quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine went into effect at midnight last night. This includes individuals crossing at land ports of entry between Canada and the U.S. This is […]

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DHS Announces Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that due to the physical proximity complications associated with COVID-19, DHS will exercise discretion to defer the physical requirements associated with Form I-9. Employers with employees working remotely due to COVID-19 will not be required to review the employee’s identity and employment authorization documents in the employee’s physical […]

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Berardi: Committed To Our Clients

At Berardi Immigration Law, our focus has always been on our clients. That remains the case even in these uncertain times. Given Governor Cuomo’s recent stay-at-home order, the attorneys of our firm are now working at full capacity from home. We want to assure you that if you currently have a case in process with […]

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Berardi on Spectrum News r.e. Coronavirus

Our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, spoke with Spectrum News out of Buffalo about the recent United States/Canada border crossing closing to non-essential travel. “They had to do it out of an abundance of caution. There is so much movement that goes back and forth every single day. The Peace Bridge is one of the busiest […]

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Breaking: “Essential Travel” for US/Canada Border Defined

This morning, U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins announced new restrictions at the U.S./Canadian border in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new restrictions will go into effect at 11:59 pm tonight, March 20, 2020.  The new restrictions now define “essential travel” allowable at land ports of entry, which includes the following individuals: U.S. citizens and lawful […]

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COVID-19 & US Immigration

I hope you are well and staying healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.  We know that there is much worry and uncertainty for our clients during this time, especially for businesses with foreign national workers and cross-border employees. We’ve taken the time to address some of the most common concerns during this time, outlined below. Please feel […]

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H and L Status Employees and COVID-19

The global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in many employers recommending or implementing work-from-home policies for their employees, especially those returning from travel. These policies aim to reduce the transfer of the virus and avoid unnecessary spread in the workplace. Employees on H and L work visas have specific worksite requirements, but these […]

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ICE Releases Coronavirus Guidance for Student & Exchange Visitors

This morning U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued guidance for all student and exchange visitors surrounding the recent developments of the coronavirus or COVID-19. ICE has stated that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is focused on ensuring that the nonimmigrant students presently in the U.S. are able to continue their full course of […]

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