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EIG COVID-19 Update | November 18, 2020

November 18, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information helpful, too.

 

International Updates

Australia | The government imposed a new six-week lockdown following an outbreak in Adelaide. People are required to stay home, wear masks in public, schools and workplaces are closed, and social gatherings like weddings and funerals are banned.
Case Update: 6 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/11/18 2:00 PM CEST

Canada, Mexico, United States | The land borders in North America will remain closed for non-essential travel until December 21.
CA: Case Update: 6,115 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/11/18 2:00 PM CEST
MX: Case Update: 2,874 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/11/18 2:00 PM CEST
USA: Case Update: 151,266 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/11/11 2:00 PM CEST

Turkey | President Tayyip Erdogan announced tightened measures following recent increases of coronavirus infection. An overnight lockdown will be in place on the weekends to not disrupt work. Schools will remain closed through the end of the year.
Case Update: 3,819 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/11/11 2:00 PM CEST

 

On November 2, DHS proposed H-1B rule changes that would eliminate the current random generated selection of H-1B cap registrations and instead replace the selection process with prioritizing higher wage levels first. In this week’s Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to Erickson Immigration Group attorney Krystal Kirst about this potential policy change and the impact on petitioners.

 

We will continue to send updates daily or as more COVID-19-related news is available. If you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or in past updates or want to hear more about a different topic, just reply to let us know. If you have specific questions, please contact your employer or EIG attorney.