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EIG COVID-19 Update | April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020

Over the last two weeks, EIG has sent global digests to inform our clients of all the COVID-19 developments impacting global immigration and global travel. The reports from this past week are available here. Please consider sharing this email with colleagues and peers who would benefit from ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update | March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020

Over the last two weeks, EIG has sent global digests to inform our clients of all the COVID-19 developments impacting global immigration and global travel. The reports from this past week are available here. Please consider sharing this email with colleagues and peers who would benefit from ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update | March 26, 2020
March 27, 2020

All week, EIG has sent global digests to inform our clients of all the COVID-19 developments impacting global immigration and global travel. The reports from this past week are available here. International Updates Chile | The government has decreed a mandatory quarantine for every Chilean or foreign citizen ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update | March 25, 2020
March 25, 2020

All week, EIG has sent global digests to inform our clients of all the COVID-19 developments impacting global immigration and global travel. The reports from this past week are available here. International Updates Canada | Early Wednesday, Canada's House of Commons approved a $27 billion Canadian ($18.8 billion) ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update | March 24, 2020
March 24, 2020

All week, EIG has sent global digests to inform our clients of all the COVID-19 developments impacting global immigration and global travel. The reports from this past week are available here. International Updates China | Hubei province announced that travel restrictions on the capital city of Wuhan would ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update | March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020

As COVID-19 impacts the United States and countries around the globe, EIG is sending global digests to inform our clients of all the developments impacting global immigration and global travel. The reports from this past week are available here. International Updates Bolivia | All international flights in and ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update | March 22, 2020
March 22, 2020

All week, EIG has sent global digests to inform our clients of all the COVID-19 developments impacting global immigration and global travel. The reports from this past week are available here. International Updates Bangladesh | Effective March 22 - 31, most international passenger flights are suspended, except routes ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update | March 21, 2020
March 21, 2020

All week, EIG has sent global digests to inform our clients of all the COVID-19 developments impacting global immigration and global travel. The reports from this past week are available here. International Updates Canada, Mexico, and the US | As previously reported, the US borders with Canada and ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update | March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020

All week, EIG has sent global digests to inform our clients of all the COVID-19 developments impacting global immigration and global travel. Those daily reports are available here: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. International Updates Australia | The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced yesterday that a travel ban would ...

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DHS Announces I-9 Update
March 20, 2020

Friday morning, due to the nationwide precautions related to the coronavirus, the Department of Homeland Security announced it will defer the physical presence requirements associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) under Section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  Employers with employees who are ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update | March 19, 2020
March 19, 2020

As COVID-19 impacts the United States and countries around the globe, EIG is sending global digests to inform our clients of all the developments impacting global immigration and global travel. Wednesday's update is available at this link.  March 19, 2020 BREAKING | The United States State Department issued ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update | March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020

As COVID-19 impacts the United States and countries around the globe, EIG is sending global digests to inform our clients of all the developments impacting global immigration and global travel. Tuesday’s update is available at this link.  March 18, 2020 Argentina | Effective March 17, for two weeks, ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update | March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020

As COVID-19 impacts the United States and countries around the globe, EIG is sending global digests to inform our clients of all the developments impacting global immigration and global travel. Monday’s update is available at this link.  March 17, 2020 Australia | The United States Consulates in Australia ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update / March 16, 2020
March 16, 2020

As COVID-19 impacts the United States and countries around the globe, EIG is sending global digests to inform our clients of all the developments impacting global immigration and global travel. Yesterday’s update is available at this link. March 16, 2020 European Union | From Brussels, the European ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update | March 15, 2020
March 15, 2020

As COVID-19 impacts the United States and countries around the globe, EIG will now begin sending weekly/bi-weekly digests to inform our clients of all the developments impacting global immigration and global travel. We also encourage you to tune into our podcast – Immigration Nerds – where we ...

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COVID-19 Update: Travel Restrictions into the US Expand to all of Europe
March 12, 2020

On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation and announced new efforts to contain and/or limit the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19. Effective Friday, March 13 at 11:59 PM, for an initial period of 30 days, the United States will suspend entry for ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About the Coronavirus and the Impact on Immigration
March 11, 2020

In a special episode of the Immigration Nerds podcast, we're joined by Erickson Immigration Group managing directors Hiba M. Anver and Justin Parsons to discuss the coronavirus and its impact on immigration and mobility. As the coronavirus continues to spread, we look at everything from ...

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Supreme Court Lifts Final Public Charge Injunction; Policy Takes Effect Monday, Feb. 24
February 22, 2020

In a 5-4 ruling late Friday, the Supreme Court lifted the "public charge" injunction allowing the US Department of Homeland Security to move forward with the highly contested wealth test in all 50 states. The last remaining injunction prevented implementation in Illinois. As previously reported in ...

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ALERT: Britain Leaves the European Union
January 31, 2020

The United Kingdom will exit the European Union on January 31 at 11 PM GMT (6 PM EST), bringing an end to the process that began with the 2016 Brexit Referendum. On January 24, 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed the Withdrawal Agreement, witnessed by ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Trump Signs Order Restricting Travelers From China
January 31, 2020

President Donald Trump signed an order for the U.S. to deny entry to all foreign nationals who have traveled to China within the past two weeks, aside from the immediate family of U.S. citizens. This order goes into effect on February 2nd at 5 pm. ...

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Update: Six Countries Added to Travel Ban
January 31, 2020

The Trump Administration has expanded the travel ban to include six additional countries. Citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar, and Kyrgyzstan will not be allowed to apply for visas to immigrate to the U.S., and the U.S. gov't will suspend the issuance of visas that can ...

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Coronavirus Update: State Department Upgrades China Travel Warning to Level 4, Do Not Travel
January 31, 2020

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the Coronavirus constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. As a response, the US State Department upgraded its China travel warning to Level 4: Do Not Travel. Several countries, including the UK, Canada, France, and ...

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Supreme Court Lifts Injunction on DHS Public Charge Rule
January 27, 2020

On Monday, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to lift the nationwide injunction on the Trump administration's "public charge" rule while the case plays out in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal makes it more difficult for immigrants who rely on, ...

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Updated Alert: Coronavirus Travel Advisory
January 24, 2020

On January 24, 2020, the US State Department (DOS) issued a Level 4 Alert: Do Not Travel to Hubei Province. On January 23, 2020, DOS ordered all non-emergency US personnel and their family members to leave the province. Emergency services for US citizens are limited in the ...

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Alert: Trump Administration Introduces New Policy on "Birth Tourism"
January 23, 2020

On Thursday, the Trump Administration announced a new policy to further impede a process known as "birth tourism." According to a State Department cable sent to embassies around the world, this policy will go into effect tomorrow, Friday, January 24. Starting Friday, the State Department "will ...

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Alert: Coronavirus Travel Advisory
January 23, 2020

With the upcoming Lunar New Year, an estimated 3 billion trips will be taken to areas in and around China over the 40-day holiday period. In light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, EIG provides the following guidance regarding travel to these areas: Following an emergency meeting ...

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February 2020 Visa Bulletin Released
January 22, 2020

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the February 2020 Visa Bulletin. As reported in item E of the earlier January Visa Bulletin (number 37), the final action date for the "Rest of World" Family Fourth Preference (F4) had been advanced at a very rapid pace during ...

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USCIS Releases Additional Information About H-1B Registration Process
January 9, 2020

In a document scheduled to be published on Thursday, January 9, USCIS has released additional details outlining how the FY2021 H-1B cap registration process will work. New information includes: Before the initial preregistration window opens on March 1, employers and their representatives may set up their ...

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January 2020 Visa Bulletin Released
December 31, 2019

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the January 2020 Visa Bulletin. Final Action Dates for all employment-based categories see little movement for the month of January. In Section F of the Visa Bulletin, the DOS predicts potential monthly movement for employment-based categories. For the EB-1 category, rapid forward ...

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Immigration Nerds Alert: Understanding the Electronic Registration Process for the H-1B Cap
December 12, 2019

As previously reported, on Friday, USCIS announced the successful completion of the electronic registration process pilot. The registration process will be put into practice for the next H-1B cap lottery, Spring 2020. To further explain what this new process entails and what to expect, EIG Managing Director ...