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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 ...

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Summary of the Spring 2020 Unified Regulatory Agenda
July 6, 2020

There are multiple immigration-related regulatory provisions in the Spring 2020 Unified Agenda.  Most notably, the proposals from DHS include various changes to the rules surrounding H-1B, B, F and M visas, and work authorization/EADs, as well as sweeping changes that would apply to all foreign ...

Immigration Nerds Podcast
The Immigration Nerds Talk to Ranzo D. about the Black Experience in Asia
July 3, 2020

Ranzo D, the creator of "The Black Experience in Japan," joins the podcast. Ranzo travels throughout Asia and interviews Black immigrants on their experience. These stories, while not globally covered, are rich in insight. Ranzo shares his personal journey, why he decided to create his ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | July 1, 2020
July 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 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
The EU Formalizes list of "Safe" Countries as Borders Reopen
June 30, 2020

On Tuesday, a day before the July 1 reopen date, the European Union officially announced the list of countries deemed "safe" for non-essential travel into the EU bloc. As of July 1, the list of permitted countries for business and leisure travel includes Algeria, Australia, Canada, ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | June 29, 2020
June 29, 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 ...

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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, ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | June 26, 2020
June 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 emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Immigration Nerds Podcast
Immigration Nerds Talk About the Supreme Court's DACA Decision, and the new Immigration Proclamation
June 26, 2020

Last week, in a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court denied the Department of Homeland Security’s attempt to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, allowing for dreamers to remain in the country without threat of deportation. On June 22, President Trump signed a proclamation ...

Alerts
Updated | Canadian Exemption for the Trump Proclamation
June 24, 2020

Who does the Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak impact?  The Proclamation will only apply to those individuals in H-1B, H-2B, H-4, J-1, J-2, L-1, and L-2 visa status who are currently outside the United ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | June 24, 2020
June 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 | June 22, 2020
June 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 emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

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Breaking News | President Trump Releases New Immigration Proclamation
June 22, 2020

FAQs on “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak” / June 22, 2020   Who does this Proclamation impact?  The Proclamation will only apply to those individuals in H-1B, H-2B, H-4, J-1, J-2, L-1, and L-2 visa ...

Immigration Nerds Podcast
Immigration Nerds talk to Dr. Usha Tummala-Nara about Mental Health Trauma in Immigrant Communities
June 18, 2020

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, host Ian Gaines talks to Dr. Usha Tummala-Nara, Program Director, Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology at Boston College. Dr. Tummala-Nara is currently conducting research on mental health and trauma within immigrant communities. In this timely conversation, we discuss the ...

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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 ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | June 17, 2020
June 18, 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 ...

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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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July 2020 Visa Bulletin Released
June 17, 2020

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the July 2020 Visa Bulletin. As reported in the July Visa Bulletin, Final Action Dates for all employment-based categories have remained mostly unchanged in comparison to June. The employment-based categories with more significant movement are in the EB-1 category for India, which advanced by 11 months and in ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | June 15, 2020
June 16, 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 helpful, ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | June 12, 2020
June 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 emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information helpful, ...

Immigration Nerds Podcast
Immigration Nerds talk to Professor William Kerr about the Gift of Global Talent
June 12, 2020

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, Harvard Business School professor and author, William Kerr joins us to talk about his book, The Gift of Global Talent: How Migration Shapes Business, Economy & Society. Professor Kerr's research focuses on entrepreneurial management, specifically on how companies and economies ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | June 10, 2020
June 12, 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 helpful, ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | June 8, 2020
June 8, 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 helpful, ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | June 5, 2020
June 8, 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 helpful, ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | June 3, 2020
June 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 emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information helpful, ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | June 1, 2020
June 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 emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information helpful, ...

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June 2020 Visa Bulletin Released
June 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the June 2020 Visa Bulletin. As reported in the June Visa Bulletin, Final Action Dates for all employment-based categories have remained largely unchanged in comparison to May. The employment-based categories with more significant movement are in the EB-4 category for El Salvador, Guatemala, ...

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Summary and Analysis of the "Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the PRC"
May 30, 2020

May 29, 2020 — Today at 4:00 pm EST, the White House released the “Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the PRC."  The Proclamation, which takes effect at 12:00 pm EST on June 1, 2020, is summarized as follows: ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | May 29, 2020
May 29, 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 helpful, ...

Immigration Nerds Podcast
The Immigration Nerds talk about the FY21 H-1B Lottery and Options
May 29, 2020

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, Erickson Immigration Group's Director of Client Relations and Managing Attorney Alejandra Zapatero joins to talk about the recent H-1B cap lottery. Alejandra discusses the steps individuals can take if they were not selected in this year's lottery. We address ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | May 27, 2020
May 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 emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information helpful, ...