Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, July 14, 2021
"On July 9, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in Wang v. Blinken , No. 20-5076 (D.C. Cir. 2021), interpreting INA § 203(d) to include the counting of derivatives...
Hannah Miao, CNBC, June 10, 2021
“We have not revamped our legal immigration categories, including business immigration, since 1990. Some of those categories are out of alignment with our needs in the United States today,” said Stephen Yale...
White House, May 14, 2021
"A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 9945
The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 9945 of October 4, 2019 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System...
DOS, Apr. 26, 2021
"On April 26, 2021, the Secretary of State made a national interest determination regarding categories of travelers eligible for exceptions under Presidential Proclamations (PPs) 9984, 9992, and 10143 related to the spread of...
Genevieve Douglas, Bloomberg Law, Apr. 13, 2021
"Employers of temporary visa holders are unlikely to see a quick return to normal even after last month’s expiration of a Trump order barring entry to the U.S. for certain foreign workers in...
State Department, Apr. 8, 2021
"The Secretary has determined that the travel of immigrants, fiancé(e) visa holders, certain exchange visitors, and pilots and aircrew traveling to the United States for training or aircraft pickup, delivery...
DOS, Apr. 6, 2021
"Visa Services Operating Status Update
Last Updated: April 6, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to severely affect the ability of embassies and consulates around the world to be able to resume routine visa services...
State Department, Mar. 11, 2021
"Secretary Blinken, 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...
DOS, Mar. 8, 2021
"On January 20, President Biden signed Proclamation 10141, “Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States.” President Biden has made clear that the now-rescinded Proclamations 9645 and 9983 were a stain...
DOS, Mar. 10, 2021
Rescission of Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983
"On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed a Presidential Proclamation titled “Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States.” This proclamation...
On Feb. 24, 2021 DOS posted four items to its "Visa News" web page:
Feb 24, 2021 Extension of Presidential Proclamation 10052
Feb 24, 2021 National Interest Exceptions to Presidential Proclamation 10052 Suspending the Entry of Nonimmigrants...
White House, Feb. 24, 2021 - A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 10014
"The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During...
Caleb Hampton, New York Times, Feb. 3, 2021
"A State Department official said in federal court last month that, as of Dec. 31, more than 380,000 immigrant visa applicants were awaiting a consular interview. Immigration experts said it would take...
Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, Jan. 7, 2021
"Every day Chef Sanjay Kumar Kashyap whipped up 30 fresh recipes for a vegetarian Thali-style Indian restaurant in southwest Houston. In a month, he prepared a whopping 900 different curries, dals...
State Department, Jan. 1, 2021
"On December 31, 2020, the President signed a Presidential Proclamation on Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Continue to Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market . This proclamation extends...