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EU Adds US to Travel Ban Due to the Coronavirus
June 26, 2020

BRUSSELS — In an effort to safely and freely reopen the borders between the 27 EU member states after more than three months of restrictions, the EU has determined which countries and travelers are safe to enter the EU. Early reports indicate that travelers from Algeria, Australia, ...

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Supreme Court Rules in favor of DACA, for a big win for 'Dreamers'
June 18, 2020

Thursday morning, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This immigration program allows certain minor immigrants to stay in the US, avoiding deportation, go to school and receive work permits. At the height of the program, there ...

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ICE Extends Flexibility in Form I-9 Compliance Rules
June 17, 2020

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the relaxed rules for Form I-9 compliance, implemented earlier this year, would be extended to July 19. On March 19, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would defer the physical presence requirements associated with ...

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Breaking News | President Trump Releases New Immigration Executive Order
April 23, 2020

As we anticipated, the President released today at 7:00 PM EST, a proclamation titled: "Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak". Summary: No impact to both immigrant and nonimmigrant employment-based immigration processes for individuals ...

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President Trump Announces Executive Order to Temporarily Suspend Immigration
April 21, 2020

At 6:00 PM EST today, President Trump held a press conference and confirmed the impact of the Immigration Suspension he tweeted about yesterday and the contents of the Executive Order. According to the President, the EO will effectuate a 60-day suspension on immigrant visa cases, subject ...

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Trump Tweets He'll 'Suspend Immigration'
April 21, 2020

Late Monday night, via Twitter, President Donald Trump said he would be signing an executive order to suspend immigration into the United States temporarily. At this time, there are no updates from the Department of Homeland Security or details on what such an executive order ...

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USCIS Announces Delays for H-1B Processing
April 13, 2020

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there would be data processing delays for the H-1B FY 2021 cap season. The 90-day filing period began on April 1. According to the stakeholder message, USCIS: Filings received since ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | April 6, 2020
April 6, 2020

Erickson Immigration Group continues to provide country by country updates with the various COVID-19 developments impacting global immigration and global travel. Past updates are available here. Please consider sharing this email with colleagues and peers who would benefit from this information. We're all in this together. International Updates China | ...

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EIG COVID-19 Update | April 3, 2020
April 3, 2020

Erickson Immigration Group continues to provide country by country updates with the various COVID-19 developments impacting global immigration and global travel. Past updates are available here. Please consider sharing this email with colleagues and peers who would benefit from this information. We're all in this together.   International Updates Argentina | ...

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

Erickson Immigration Group continues to provide country by country updates with the various COVID-19 developments impacting global immigration and global travel. Past updates are available here. Please consider sharing this email with colleagues and peers who would benefit from this information. We're all in this together. From Politico: At ...

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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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | March 31, 2020
March 31, 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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
Entry Restrictions into Canada Related to the Coronavirus and COVID-19
March 30, 2020

As of Monday, March 30, the Canadian government released new restrictions and permissions for entry in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. At this time, all passengers listed in the below exemptions will need to pass a health check before they’re ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | March 27, 2020
March 28, 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. Please consider sharing this email with colleagues and peers who would benefit from this information. We're ...

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USCIS Announces H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed
March 27, 2020

On Friday, March 27, USCIS announced it had received enough H-1B electronic registrations to satisfy the FY21 H-1B allocations (the H-1B cap). USCIS will now notify the petitioners with selected registrations by March 31, 2020. Selected registrants are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
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) ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
FAQ for SEVP Stakeholders, SEVP-Certified Schools, and F and M Students
March 24, 2020

On March 23, USCIS released a FAQ to address the impact of the coronavirus and COVID-19 on SEVP-certified schools and F and M students. The full update is available here. Non-Immigrant Students While the temporary measures related to COVID-19 are in place, the following changes and requirements apply ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
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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From USCIS: Flexibility in Submitting Required Signatures During COVID-19 National Emergency
March 20, 2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 National Emergency announced by President Trump on March 13, 2020, we will accept all benefit forms and documents with reproduced original signatures, including the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, for submissions ...

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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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
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, ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
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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Immigration Nerds Talk about Coronavirus Travel and Mobility Impacts in High-Risk Areas
March 17, 2020

The Immigration Nerds podcast is going to provide regular updates on how the coronavirus is impacting immigration and mobility around the world. In this mini-episode, we look at the High-Risk areas — the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany, and Italy. If you wish ...