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DHS Extends REAL ID Enforcement Deadline

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting national emergency, several states have closed or restricted services at DMV offices, precluding millions of people from applying for a REAL ID. As such, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the deadline for the enforcement of the REAL ID Act would be extended by one […]

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How to Run an Immigration Law Firm During Coronavirus

Our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, was invited to speak on the podcast “You’re the Expert Now” about running a law firm during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the intro and listen to the full episode below… “All the borders are closed and Rosanna Berardi, owner of Berardi Immigration Law is still open for business. In this […]

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U.S. Passport Processing Delays Due to Reduced Operations

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. State Department has significantly reduced operations at Regional Passport Agencies and Acceptance Facilities. Effective as of April 10, 2020, Regional Passport Agencies will only accept expedited passport applications from applicants who have a qualified life or death emergency requiring international travel within 72 hours. Applicants will be […]

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Rosanna Berardi Interviewed by Politico about Canada-US Border

Our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, was recently interviewed by Politico in their article “Workers Continue to Cross Canada-US Border as Leaders Scrap for Supplies“. The national story discusses how workers, medical supplies, and more are still crossing the border every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reached out to a major […]

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Immigration Updates from USCIS, CBP, DOS, and DOL due to COVID-19

COVID-19 is having a vast impact on immigration operations across all government agencies. To help navigate these challenges, Berardi Immigration Law is providing a summary with the most recent updates from US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Customs and Border Protection, the Department of State, and the Department of Labor.  Updates from USCIS  Premium processing suspended […]

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Not selected in the H-1B lottery? Consider Canada!

In the midst of creating global mobility strategies, our clients typically consider their immigration options for the United States.  However, with H-1B Cap season in process, a lot of our clients do not want to lose their talented employees.  When faced with the prospect of losing employees, we do suggest that our clients consider their options in […]

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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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