EIG COVID-19 Update | October 23, 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

Argentina | The National Directorate of Migration extended the validity of temporary and precarious residences certificates for 30 more days.
Case Update: 15,928 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/10/23 3:30 PM CEST

Canada | A new pilot program beginning November 2 would allow citizens, permanent residents, permitted foreign nationals, and essential workers to test for COVID-19 at the Calgary International Airport and, pending a negative result, potentially end their quarantine early.
Case Update: 2,672 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/10/23 3:30 PM CEST

The Philippines | From November 1, foreign investors with investment visas will be allowed to enter the country.
Case Update: 1,645 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/10/23 3:30 PM CEST

Slovakia | From Monday, a partial lockdown will be in place  — including closed schools and business centers and requiring people to stay home from work and other activities.
Case Update: 1,728 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/10/23 3:30 PM CEST


Following the two rule changes from DOL and DHS that will significantly reshape the H-1B specialty occupation visa program, more than ten lawsuits have been filed against the two agencies. In this week’s Immigration Nerds podcast, we synthesize the Purdue Vs. Scalia lawsuit that challenges the new DOL wage requirements introduced earlier this month.

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.