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U.S. Imposes Travel Ban on Noncitizens Recently Present in India

U.S. Imposes Travel Ban on Noncitizens Recently Present in India

May 3, 2021 at 2:09 PM - Immigration,

In response to the tragic COVID-19 outbreak unfolding in the Republic of India (“India”), President Biden has issued a Proclamation that, effective May 4, 2021, suspends entry into the U.S. for certain noncitizens who were physically present in India during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry. This new restriction largely mirrors those already in effect for travel from Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Iran, Ireland, countries in the European Schengen Area, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

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F-1 students seeking OPT can now file Form I-765 online

F-1 students seeking OPT can now file Form I-765 online

April 15, 2021 at 9:59 AM - Immigration,

F-1 Students Seeking Optional Practical Training Employment Authorization Document Can Now File Form I-765 Online

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President Trump issues new Immigration Proclamation

President Trump issues new Immigration Proclamation

June 24, 2020 at 4:44 PM - Immigration,

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a new Proclamation extending the suspension of admission to the US of certain classes of immigrants (that is, individuals who are seeking to travel to the US in order to establish permanent residence) set forth in Proclamation 10014 dated April 22, 2020.[1]

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May 2020 Immigration Roundup

May 2020 Immigration Roundup

May 15, 2020 at 4:40 PM - Immigration,

Outside GC's immigration team shares important immigration-related developments below:

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President Trump Signs Immigration Proclamation Temporarily Restricting Entry for Some, Not All

President Trump Signs Immigration Proclamation Temporarily Restricting Entry for Some, Not All

April 23, 2020 at 3:16 PM - Immigration,

Last night, President Trump signed a Proclamation restricting immigration to the U.S. for certain foreign nationals. The order takes effect at 11:59pm EDT on April 23, 2020 and is effective for 60 days (and may be continued depending on labor market conditions.)

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Trump administration restricts travel from mainland China in response to the coronavirus

Trump administration restricts travel from mainland China in response to the coronavirus

February 4, 2020 at 7:38 AM - Immigration,

In an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, the Trump administration has issued a presidential proclamation imposing travel restrictions upon individuals who have recently visited mainland China. Effective February 2, 2020, any non-U.S. citizen who was physically present in mainland China (all areas governed by the People’s Republic of China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within 14 days prior to seeking entry to the U.S. will be barred from entry to the U.S., unless exempt as described below. This entry bar will last until terminated by President Trump.

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New Requirement for U.S. Visa Applications

New Requirement for U.S. Visa Applications

June 25, 2019 at 9:39 AM - Immigration,

U.S. State Department now requiring visa applicants to disclose social media information

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Immigration Alert: H-1B Visa Cap Filing Season begins 4/1/19

January 15, 2019 at 12:34 PM - Immigration

New H-1B visa petitions (including change of status petitions) can be filed with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) beginning April 1, 2019 for an effective start date of October 1, 2019.  H-1B petitions are accepted on a "first-come-first-serve" basis, and the demand for H-1B visas is expected to be very high again this year. We therefore plan to file all cap-subject Petitions for USCIS receipt on April 1, 2019.  

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