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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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."
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...