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Biden Administration Rescinds Travel Ban for Southern African Countries

Biden Administration Rescinds Travel Ban for Southern African Countries

January 6, 2022 at 4:47 PM - Immigration,

Biden Administration rescinds travel ban for Southern African countries. COVID testing/proof of recent recovery still required for all U.S.-bound air travelers, regardless of citizenship.

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USCIS Issues Welcome Policy Guidance Addressing Work Authorization for Certain E, H-4 and L-2 Spouses

USCIS Issues Welcome Policy Guidance Addressing Work Authorization for Certain E, H-4 and L-2 Spouses

November 17, 2021 at 3:39 PM - Immigration,

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency has issued new policy guidance stemming from its settlement agreement in Shergill et al. v. Mayorkas, a federal lawsuit that sought to compel USCIS to provide automatic employment authorization extensions for certain H-4 and L-2 spouses.

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President Biden Revokes COVID-19 Related U.S. Travel Bans and Imposes New Vaccination Requirement

President Biden Revokes COVID-19 Related U.S. Travel Bans and Imposes New Vaccination Requirement

October 28, 2021 at 8:58 AM - Immigration,

In a Proclamation effective November 8, 2021 at 12:01am, President Biden revoked U.S. bans against nonimmigrant travelers from several countries and created a new global vaccination requirement for all U.S. nonimmigrants arrivals by air. A synopsis of the Proclamation and related travel requirements follows:

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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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