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Advance Copies of DHS, CDC Border Blockade Extensions
Posted on 21 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the... Read More

Tags: HHS , COVID-19 , DHS , CDC , asylum

DHS Extends Border Blockade
Posted on 20 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, May 19, 2020 "Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States, Canada, and Mexico These documents announce the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , DHS , border

Joint EOIR/DHS Statement on MPP (May 10, 2020)
Posted on 11 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR/DHS, May 10, 2020 "The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security continue to take necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by limiting in-person interaction. To this end, the Departments have made the following adjustments to... Read More

DHS Final Rule: Period of Admission and Extensions of Stay for Representatives of Foreign Information Media Seeking To Enter the United States
Posted on 9 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 "This rule amends the Department of Homeland Security’s (‘‘DHS’’ or ‘‘the Department’’) regulations to achieve greater reciprocity between... Read More

Tags: PRC , visas , China , final rule , DHS

MPP Hearings Rescheduled Again
Posted on 1 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR/DHS, May 1, 2020 "The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have extended the temporary postponement of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). Hearings scheduled through, and including, June 1, 2020, will be rescheduled. As the Departments... Read More

DHS Litigation Final Rule: Service of Process
Posted on 23 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is revising procedural requirements in regulations related to service of process of summonses, complaints, and subpoenas. DATES: This final... Read More

Another Border Wall Law Waiver: Starr County, Texas
Posted on 14 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/15/2020 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in... Read More

Tags: waiver , DHS , border , Texas

MPP Hearings Postponed Again
Posted on 1 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS/DOJ, Apr. 1, 2020 "Due to continued circumstances related to COVID-19 and newly-issued guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have determined to extend the temporary postponement... Read More

DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance
Posted on 24 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 20, 2020 "Due to precautions being implemented by employers and employees related to physical proximity associated with COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that it will exercise discretion to defer the... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , I-9 , DHS

Joint DHS/EOIR Statement on MPP Rescheduling
Posted on 24 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 23, 2020 "Due to circumstances resulting from COVID-19, all Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) master calendar and merit hearings presently scheduled through April 22 will be rescheduled. Neither the MPP program nor any hearings will be... Read More

Joint Statement on US-Mexico Joint Initiative to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted on 20 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 20, 2020 "The strong partnership and close cooperation between the United States and Mexico has allowed us to maintain a productive border environment. We value the health and safety of our citizens and keep that at the forefront of joint... Read More

Tags: Mexico , COVID-19 , DHS , border

Advance Copy of DHS/TSA Arrival Restrictions
Posted on 18 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 03/19/2020 "Notification of Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled from or Were Otherwise Present Within the United Kingdom or... Read More

Tags: TSA , COVID-19 , DHS

DHS/TSA Arrival Restrictions: Schengen Area; UK; Republic of Ireland
Posted on 17 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 52 / Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - "This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were... Read More

Advance Notice: Six More DHS Border Waivers
Posted on 13 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Monday, Mar. 16, 2020 DHS will publish six border law waiver determinations in the Federal Register "in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border in..." Val Verde... Read More

Tags: waiver , DHS , border

DOL H-2B Visa News (Mar. 9, 2020)
Posted on 10 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

1. " OFLC Issues Frequently Asked Questions Related to the H-2B Supplemental Visa Allocation Announcement by Department of Homeland Security for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2020. The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has released... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , island holdings , faq , DHS , H-2B