Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | September 28, 2020
September 28, 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 ...

Alerts
EIG Summary | DHS Proposes Changes to F, J, and I Nonimmigrant Status
September 28, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security through a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), is proposing to change the admission period of F, J, and I nonimmigrants from duration of status to an admission for a fixed time period. Previously: Nonimmigrants in the category of F, J, and I ...

Alerts
October 2020 Visa Bulletin Released
September 28, 2020

In the eve of fiscal year 2021, which begins October 1, 2020, all categories of the October visa bulletin – both Final Action and Date of Filing Charts - have advanced at a rapid pace. Please note, that USCIS has indicated that it will adopt Chart ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | September 25, 2020
September 25, 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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | September 24, 2020
September 24, 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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | September 21, 2020
September 21, 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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | September 18, 2020
September 20, 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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | September 16, 2020
September 20, 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 ...

Alerts
Labor Department Announces Plans to Change Wage Requirements
September 18, 2020

In a notice from the US Department of Labor, the Trump administration announced plans to change the wage requirements for the H-1B visa for individuals with university degrees and employer-sponsored green cards, the H-1B1 visa for professionals from Chile and Singapore, and the E-3 visa ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | September 14, 2020
September 15, 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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | September 11, 2020
September 11, 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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
The US Changes In-Bound Entry Restrictions Related to the Coronavirus
September 11, 2020

On Wednesday, the CDC released a media alert outlining changes to the US government’s Entry Strategy for International Passengers. Beginning September 14, the government will suspend the requirements that directed flights carrying passengers from certain countries to land at one of 15 designated airports and the ...

Alerts
EIG Summary | DHS Proposes Increases to the Biometrics Data Collection
September 11, 2020

On Friday, September 4, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introduced a proposal that would allow the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to increase the biometric data the agency collects from immigrants. The proposal includes adding iris scans and facial recognition to the biometric ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | September 9, 2020
September 10, 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 ...

Alerts
EIG Summary | DHS Strengthens the H-1B Visa Classification Program
September 8, 2020

On September 5, DHS submitted strengthened H-1B visa rules to the Office of Budget and Management (OMB) for review under the “Interim Final Rule” stage. OMB’s review is the next step towards implementing the regulation. This long-planned regulation aims to toughen H-1B eligibility criteria and impose new obligations ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | September 4, 2020
September 4, 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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | September 2, 2020
September 2, 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 ...

Alerts
EIG Summary | Australia Prioritizes Specific Skilled Occupations as Exempt from the Travel Ban
September 2, 2020

Summary: Australia has announced a new "Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List," of 17 occupations which may be exempt from the travel ban into the country. Australia has now introduced an additional Labor Market Testing requirement that nominated positions must be advertised on the Government's Jobactive website, for overseas skilled ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | August 31, 2020
September 1, 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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | August 28, 2020
September 1, 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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | August 26, 2020
August 26, 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 ...

Alerts
USCIS Furloughs Canceled
August 25, 2020

Acting Head of USCIS Joseph Edlow has confirmed that USCIS will not proceed with furloughing 70% of its staff at the end of the month.  The agency still requires congressional intervention to sustain it through fiscal year 2021, and a furlough may still be a ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | August 24, 2020
August 24, 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 emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | August 21, 2020
August 22, 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 emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
USCIS Relaxes I-9 Rules Due to EAD Production Delays
August 20, 2020

Following significant delays in the production of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), USCIS will allow foreign nationals with approved EAD cases to use their approval notices for I-9 verification. Yesterday, USCIS announced it would allow employees to present an approval notice (Form I-797) confirming approval of an I-765 Application ...

Alerts
September 2020 Visa Bulletin Released
August 20, 2020

The Department of State (DOS) released the September 2020 visa bulletin today. The employment-based categories see little to no movement in September 2020, as is expected at the end of the fiscal year 2020. The cut-off date for the EB-1 category for persons born in India and China will advance by 21 days ...

Alerts
FAQ on the National Interest Exceptions to Presidential Proclamations Suspending the Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants
August 19, 2020

On August 12, 2020, the Department of State issued updated guidance regarding national interest exceptions noted in President Trump's proclamations suspending entry of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. As previously noted, those individuals in H-1B, H-2B, H-4, J-1, J-2, L-1, and L-2 status who were in the ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | August 19, 2020
August 19, 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 emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | August 17, 2020
August 17, 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 emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | August 14, 2020
August 14, 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 emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...