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Major Immigration Law Changes in House’s Build Back Better Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) (H.R. 5376) by a vote of 220–213. Supported by the Biden Administration and congressional Democrats, the controversial bill heads to the Senate with key immigration reform provisions. Lawful Permanent Residence Section 60001 of the BBBA includes language that would amend the Immigration and... Continue Reading
December 3, 2021

Nov. 8 Marks Lifting of Some U.S. COVID-19 International Travel Restrictions

As of 12:01 a.m. ET on November 8, 2021, the United States’ country-specific 14-day COVID-19 travel restrictions that have been so troublesome and disruptive for individuals and businesses will be eliminated. Instead, protecting the country from COVID-19 will focus on vaccination status. President Joe Biden’s “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During... Continue Reading…
October 29, 2021

Nov. 8 Marks Lifting of Some U.S. COVID-19 International Travel Restrictions

As of 12:01 a.m. ET on November 8, 2021, the United States’ country-specific 14-day COVID-19 travel restrictions that have been so troublesome and disruptive for individuals and businesses will be eliminated. Instead, protecting the country from COVID-19 will focus on vaccination status. President Joe Biden’s “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel... Continue Reading
October 29, 2021

Supreme Court: Philadelphia Ordinance Unconstitutionally Burdened Religious Exercise

  The U.S. Supreme Court has found that Philadelphia’s ordinance requiring a private foster care agency to certify same-sex couples as foster parents burdened the agency’s religious exercise in violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. Fulton et al. v. City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania et al., No. 19-123 (June 17, 2021). Justice John...… Continue Reading
June 17, 2021

Summer Is Here: International Vacation Travel During a Pandemic

International travel during the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging, but conditions are finally improving. Many Americans are now vaccinated against COVID-19. The latest CDC reporting indicates 50.9% of the U.S. population has received at least one vaccine dose and more than 41% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated. Many international destinations are planning... Continue Reading…
June 11, 2021

Summer Is Here: International Vacation Travel During a Pandemic

International travel during the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging, but conditions are finally improving. Many Americans are now vaccinated against COVID-19. The latest CDC reporting indicates 50.9% of the U.S. population has received at least one vaccine dose and more than 41% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated. Many international destinations are planning... Continue Reading
June 11, 2021