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  • 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. Our full publication is... Continue Reading
    April 5, 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
  • ICE Announces Extension for Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Compliance to May 31

    ICE has announced that I-9 flexibility will be continued for another 60 days, until May 31, 2021. Here is ICE’s full announcement. With this extension, ICE specifically noted that employees hired on or after April 1, 2021 who work exclusively in a remote setting due to COVID-19 related precautions will be exempt from the I-9... Continue Reading
    March 31, 2021
  • ICE Announces Extension for Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Compliance to May 31

    ICE has announced that I-9 flexibility will be continued for another 60 days, until May 31, 2021. Here is ICE’s full announcement. With this extension, ICE specifically noted that employees hired on or after April 1, 2021 who work exclusively in a remote setting due to COVID-19 related precautions will be exempt from the I-9... Continue Reading…
    March 31, 2021
  • Easing of COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Expected in May

    Some of the inbound international travel restrictions that have bedeviled U.S. employers reportedly are expected to be lifted by mid-May. This will include restrictions on travel from the UK, Europe, and Brazil, as well as the travel restrictions at the Northern and Southern borders, which were recently continued until April 21, 2021. An anonymous senior... Continue Reading…
    March 25, 2021
  • Easing of COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Expected in May

    Some of the inbound international travel restrictions that have bedeviled U.S. employers reportedly are expected to be lifted by mid-May. This will include restrictions on travel from the UK, Europe, and Brazil, as well as the travel restrictions at the Northern and Southern borders, which were recently continued until April 21, 2021. An anonymous senior... Continue Reading
    March 25, 2021
  • Noncitizen Bears Burden of Proof When Challenging Deportation, U.S. Supreme Court Rules

    A noncitizen applying for relief from deportation bears the burden of proving all elements of eligibility for relief, including that a conviction under a divisible state statute does not render the person ineligible for relief, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-3 opinion (Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not participate). Pereida v. Wilkinson,... Continue Reading
    March 9, 2021
  • Companies Prep to Return to Worksites as Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Compliance Extended

    Flexibility in completing I-9 Employment Verification Forms has been continued until March 31, 2021, and it may be extended beyond that. Under that flexibility, employers have been allowed to inspect Section 2 Form I-9 documents virtually (e.g., over video link, by fax, or by email). Nevertheless, as companies “return” to worksites and show their own... Continue Reading…
    March 2, 2021
  • Companies Prep to Return to Worksites as Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Compliance Extended

    Flexibility in completing I-9 Employment Verification Forms has been continued until March 31, 2021, and it may be extended beyond that. Under that flexibility, employers have been allowed to inspect Section 2 Form I-9 documents virtually (e.g., over video link, by fax, or by email). Nevertheless, as companies “return” to worksites and show their own... Continue Reading
    March 2, 2021
  • Immigration Reform Bill

    The United States Citizenship Act was introduced on February 18, 2021. Sponsored in the House by Representative Linda Sanchez (D-Calif) and in the Senate by Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the bill calls for broad immigration reform, including creating paths to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, expanding the number of available visas, and creating more access for... Continue Reading
    February 22, 2021

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