International Travel for the Holidays and Omicron: What you need to know.

By |2021-12-13T12:20:07-05:00December 8th, 2021|Covid 19 Vaccine, COVID-19, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Travel Ban|

International travel rules changed again. The omicron variant of COVID in southern Africa and its detection around the world has sparked a host of new travel requirements and, in some cases, outright bans — further complicating international trips that were just starting to pick up. On Monday, December 6, 2021, the U.S. implemented stricter testing [...]

New Covid 19 Travel Requirements: What you need to know

By |2021-11-08T12:28:18-05:00November 8th, 2021|Covid 19 Vaccine, COVID-19, Immigration|

Beginning TODAY (Monday, November 8, 2021) Travel restrictions that were put in place during the pandemic end after more than a year and a half. Travelers from around the world can resume flights to the U.S. as long as they are vaccinated. On October 25, 2021, President Biden issued a proclamation ending travel bans that [...]

Biden Administration Plans to Rescind COVID-19 Travel Bans

By |2021-09-23T10:12:40-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Travel Ban|

Today, the White House announced that it has plans to ease travel restrictions on all international travelers coming into the United States beginning in early November 2021. The White House will rescind the current geographic COVID-19 related travel bans implemented for individuals from China, Iran, the Schengen Area, U.K., Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, and India [...]

Covid Vaccine for Immigrants

By |2021-05-06T06:08:02-04:00April 12th, 2021|COVID-19, Immigration|

As the United States seeks to end its coronavirus crisis and outrun variants, public health officials recognize it is essential for as many people as possible to get vaccinated. Making that easy is a major part of the plan. According to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the vaccine is supposed to be free to [...]

H-1B VISA DENIALS CONTINUE TO INCREASE FOR COMPANIES

By |2021-05-10T10:06:58-04:00September 14th, 2020|COVID-19, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Trump|

H-1B VISA DENIALS CONTINUE TO INCREASE FOR COMPANIES U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues H-1B visa denials, including for high-skilled foreign nationals sponsored by many of the best companies in the world, according to a new analysis. The overall trend for businesses under the Trump administration is to make life more difficult for companies [...]

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Judge Issues Two Nationwide Injunctions Blocking “Public Charge” Immigration Rules Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2021-05-10T10:33:58-04:00August 3rd, 2020|COVID-19, Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Public Charge, Trump|

A Manhattan federal court issued two nationwide injunctions temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s “public charge” rules. An injunction issued against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prevents DHS from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective the “public charge” rule for any period during which there is a declared national health emergency in response [...]

Trump Administration Drops Rule to Strip Visa’s from foreign students in online-only classes.

By |2021-05-10T12:27:52-04:00July 15th, 2020|COVID-19, Immigration, Student Visas, Trump|

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's administration agreed Tuesday to rescind its controversial rule barring foreign students from living in the USA while taking fall classes online, a sharp reversal after the White House faced a slew of lawsuits challenging the policy. A Massachusetts judge announced the decision during a federal court hearing in a case [...]

Judge Rules: U.S. Must Release Children From Family Detention Centers,

By |2021-05-10T12:47:40-04:00June 30th, 2020|COVID-19, ICE, Immigration|

Citing new coronavirus cases at detention facilities for migrant families, the federal judge overseeing litigation surrounding protections for undocumented minors in U.S. custody on Friday ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release children the agency is holding with their parents or legal guardians. The order to release the children by July 17 came after plaintiffs in [...]

What the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Means for Legal and Illegal Immigrants

By |2021-05-11T06:09:33-04:00May 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Immigration, Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies|

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) — a $2 trillion stimulus package to provide financial relief to individuals, families, and businesses — was signed into law. The 2020 coronavirus stimulus delivers relief through a range of measures, including an advanced tax rebate to taxpayers. If you are a Legal Immigrant, and hold [...]

Timeline and List of U.S. Immigration Actions on COVID-19

By |2021-05-11T06:24:52-04:00April 15th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deportation, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump, USCIS Office Closure|

Post last updated April 10, 2020 The United States government has taken extreme actions to limit travel to the United States during the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, the government has suspended nearly all legal immigration and travel to the United States and paused most legal immigration applications from immigrants inside the United States as well. It [...]

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