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How to Lift International COVID-19 Travel Restrictions? White House Announces Working Groups

Travel restrictions related to COVID-19 have been in place for more than a year. Certain restrictions have been removed, but the ones on travel from Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Zone, South Africa, and the United Kingdom remain in effect. The White House wants to remove more restrictions and has announced it is... Continue Reading…
June 16, 2021

How to Lift International COVID-19 Travel Restrictions? White House Announces Working Groups

Travel restrictions related to COVID-19 have been in place for more than a year. Certain restrictions have been removed, but the ones on travel from Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Zone, South Africa, and the United Kingdom remain in effect. The White House wants to remove more restrictions and has announced it is... Continue Reading
June 16, 2021

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions on Northern and Southern Borders Extended

Customs and Border Protection has announced that travel restrictions on the Northern and Southern borders will be extended until May 21, 2021. For close to 400 days, admission at the land ports of entry has been limited to “essential” travel. Essential travel generally includes individuals entering for work, but it does not include any sort... Continue Reading
April 23, 2021

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions on Northern and Southern Borders Extended

Customs and Border Protection has announced that travel restrictions on the Northern and Southern borders will be extended until May 21, 2021. For close to 400 days, admission at the land ports of entry has been limited to “essential” travel. Essential travel generally includes individuals entering for work, but it does not include any sort... Continue Reading…
April 23, 2021

United States-Canada COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

The United States-Canada border is not only the world’s longest international border, but it includes some of the busiest commercial crossings in North America. New travel restrictions have been implemented as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Non-Essential Travel Ban The land border has been closed to “non-essential” travel since March 2020 due to COVID-19. Restrictions include: Individuals... Continue Reading
February 17, 2021

New DOL Rule Could Limit Some Employers’ Hiring and Retention of Highly Skilled Foreign Employees

After months of speculation, the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States” rule was finally released to the public.  It will be published in the Federal Register on October 8, 2020 and will go into effect immediately upon publication.  The rule’s wage... Continue Reading
October 7, 2020

White House’s Parade of Immigration Restrictions, Sanctions

On April 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., President Donald Trump’s new proclamation limiting immigrant visa applications from foreign nationals living abroad became effective. That proclamation is hardly the only way the Administration is limiting immigration. Other restrictions on individuals include travel bans, the suspension of visa services, enhanced scrutiny of nonimmigrant visa petitions, and continued... Continue Reading
April 28, 2020