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ICE Announces I-9 Flexibility Will Continue through the Summer

ICE announced that I-9 flexibility will be extended again – this time through the whole summer until August 31, 2021. Since March 2020, companies that have been operating remotely have been able to inspect Section 2 Form I-9 documents virtually, over video link, by fax or via email. In April 2021, the Department of Homeland... Continue Reading…
May 27, 2021

DHS Announces 18-Month Extension for Haiti TPS, Application Procedures for Burma TPS

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will be extending Haitian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, until November 2022. It also has officially set out the application procedures for Burmese TPS, which the Secretary of DHS announced in March 2021, but had not yet issued implementing instructions. Based on pending litigation,... Continue Reading
May 25, 2021

No-Match Letters Discontinued

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has stated that it has discontinued mailing No-Match letters (also known as EDCOR notifications) to employers. SSA stated that it plans to focus instead on making it easier for employers to fix errors electronically through its Business Services Online Portal. Immigration advocates and many employers welcomed the announcement, particularly as... Continue Reading…
May 6, 2021

No-Match Letters Discontinued

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has stated that it has discontinued mailing No-Match letters (also known as EDCOR notifications) to employers. SSA stated that it plans to focus instead on making it easier for employers to fix errors electronically through its Business Services Online Portal. Immigration advocates and many employers welcomed the announcement, particularly as... Continue Reading
May 6, 2021

Restrictions on Travelers from India due to COVID-19 Begin May 4

The entry of nonimmigrants who were physically present in India during the 14-day period preceding their attempted entry will be suspended beginning 12:01 a.m. EDT on May 4, 2021, according to President Joe Biden’s April 30 proclamation on risk of transmitting COVID-19. Anyone on a flight that departed for the United States prior to that... Continue Reading
May 3, 2021

Restrictions on Travelers from India due to COVID-19 Begin May 4

The entry of nonimmigrants who were physically present in India during the 14-day period preceding their attempted entry will be suspended beginning 12:01 a.m. EDT on May 4, 2021, according to President Joe Biden’s April 30 proclamation on risk of transmitting COVID-19. Anyone on a flight that departed for the United States prior to that... Continue Reading…
May 3, 2021

Alert: Travel from India to be Restricted

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced today that based upon CDC advice, India will be added to the list of countries subject to the 14-day travel restriction rule.  It is reported that the new rule will go into effect on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:01 am and that airlines and Congress have already... Continue Reading
April 30, 2021

Alert: Travel from India to be Restricted

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced today that based upon CDC advice, India will be added to the list of countries subject to the 14-day travel restriction rule.  It is reported that the new rule will go into effect on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:01 am and that airlines and Congress have already... Continue Reading…
April 30, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Argument on Status Adjustment for Temporary Protected Status Recipients

The U.S. Supreme Court has heard oral argument on whether individuals who initially entered the United States without permission and subsequently were granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are eligible to adjust to lawful-permanent-resident status without leaving the United States. Sanchez v. Mayorkas, No. 20-315. If the individuals must leave the United States, they can become... Continue Reading
April 20, 2021

Travel 2.0: Vaccine Passports and Visas—What’s Next on the Horizon

One of industries perhaps hardest hit by the coronavirus, the travel industry, received welcomed news late last week in the form of CDC guidance stating that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume domestic travel and do not need to get tested for COVID-19 before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel. According to the... Continue Reading…
April 5, 2021

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