Alerts
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 ...

Global News
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 ...

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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 ...

Global News
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 ...

Global News
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 ...

US News
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 ...

Alerts
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 ...

Global News
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 ...

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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 ...

US News
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 ...

Alerts
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 ...

Alerts
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 ...

Global News
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 ...

Alerts
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 ...

Alerts
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 ...

EIG Dispatch
Public Charge Final Rule
March 4, 2020

The final rule for Public Charge was made effective Monday, February 24th. The new rule tightens the criteria used to decide whether an applicant should be considered a public charge. Among several other factors, officers will be considering the applicant’s: Income and Assets (Salary, Mortgage, ...

Alerts
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 ...

EIG Dispatch
USCIS Provides New Details on FY 2021 H-1B CAP Electronic Registration
February 19, 2020

Beginning on February 24, 2020, prospective H-1B CAP petitioners and their legal representatives (“petitioners”) may begin creating H-1B registrant accounts on the online USCIS website. Subsequently, between 12:00 PM (EST) of March 01, 2020, and March 20, 2020, petitioners may create and complete H-1B registrations ...

US News
NY AG Files Lawsuit Against Department of Homeland Security
February 11, 2020

On Monday, Feb. 10, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) asserting that the Trump Administration's policy to suspend enrollment and re-enrollment in the federal government's Trusted Traveler ...

US News
Maryland Federal Judge Bars ICE Detentions at Green Cards Interviews While Legal Case is Ongoing
February 10, 2020

On February 7, U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel of Maryland issued a ruling that would protect Maryland residents who are seeking their green card from arrest or deportation while their case is ongoing. The judge's decision also required Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents ...

EIG Dispatch
USCIS Public Charge Rule to go Into Effect February 24, 2020
February 5, 2020

On January 27, 2020, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court temporarily upheld the Trump Administration's "Inadmissibility on Public Charge'' rule. The high court's conservative majority will allow the rule to go into effect pending the appellate process in the lower courts. Under the rule, ...

EIG Dispatch
New Version of Form I-9 Available
February 5, 2020

On January 31, 2020, USCIS released the new version of Form I-9, used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. The specific changes to the form can be found on the government website, and the form itself is ...