Immigration Law

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Cyrus Mehta on The Future of Work and Visa Rules in the Age of COVID-19
Posted on 15 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Sept. 14, 2020 "Since COVID-19 afflicted the world, people have learned to work remotely from home and the office seems to be less relevant . Most white collared work can be carried out remotely through Zoom Video or Microsoft Teams... Read More

Tags: mehta , visas , COVID-19

DOS Expands Waiver Interview Eligibility
Posted on 25 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Aug. 25, 2020 "Secretary Pompeo, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa... Read More

Recruiting for the Future: A Realistic Road to a Points-Tested Visa Program in the United States
Posted on 28 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen Yale-Loehr and Mackenzie Eason, July 2020 "For over 40 years, lawmakers and academics have been debating whether the United States should adopt a merit or skills-based approach to labor immigration and a points-based program for selecting... Read More

Webinar Today! Recruiting for the Future: A Realistic Road to a Points-Tested Visa Program in the U.S.
Posted on 27 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law School, Immigration Law and Policy Program, July 27, 2020 RECRUITING FOR THE FUTURE: A REALISTIC ROAD TO A POINTS-TESTED VISA PROGRAM IN THE U.S. Time: July 27, 2020, 1 p.m. EST Registration: Read More

State Department Visa/Consular Updates (July 14-17, 2020)
Posted on 20 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 17, 2020 - Exceptions to Presidential Proclamations (10014 & 10052) Suspending the Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Presenting a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak... Read More

Hospitals Are Suddenly Short of Young Doctors — Because of Trump’s Visa Ban
Posted on 17 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, ProPublica, July 17, 2020 "Doctors treating coronavirus patients were supposed to be allowed into the U.S. But hundreds of young doctors have their visas put on hold indefinitely." Read More

Trump's Hong Kong EO Affects IVs and NIVs
Posted on 17 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Executive Order 13936 of July 14, 2020 Nutshell for immigration lawyers and their clients: 1. Hong Kong-born foreign nationals will now be charged to the PRC quota for green cards, rather than the "Worldwide" quota, meaning longer wait times... Read More

Tags: Hong Kong , visas

DOS Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Communist Party Officials
Posted on 26 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, June 26, 2020 U.S. Department of State Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Communist Party Officials for Undermining Hong Kong’s High Degree of Autonomy and Restricting Human Rights "President Trump promised to punish... Read More

Expert: "Largest Crackdown on Work Visas"
Posted on 23 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael D. Shear, Miriam Jordan, NYT, June 22, 2020 "President Trump on Monday temporarily suspended new work visas and barred hundreds of thousands of foreigners from seeking employment in the United States, part of a broad effort to limit the... Read More

Tags: visas , Trump

Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak
Posted on 22 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, June 22, 2020 "The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods. Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the People’s Republic of China
Posted on 29 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, May 29, 2020 "The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is engaged in a wide‑ranging and heavily resourced campaign to acquire sensitive United States technologies and intellectual property, in part to bolster the modernization and... 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

White House Memo on Visa Sanctions
Posted on 13 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Apr. 10, 2020 "MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY SUBJECT: Visa Sanctions By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is... Read More

Suspension of Routine Visa Services
Posted on 19 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Department of State, Mar. 18, 2020 In response to worldwide challenges related to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Department of State is suspending routine visa services in most countries worldwide. Embassies and consulates in these countries will cancel... Read More

Filmmakers Sue Over Visa Social Media Disclosure Requirement: Doc Society v. Pompeo
Posted on 6 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amanda Pampuro, CNS, Dec. 5, 2019 "Two documentary film organizations filed a federal lawsuit against the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security in the District of Columbia Thursday over the registration requirement that forces... Read More

Tags: pompeo , visas