Ian Love

  • U.S. Extends North American Land Border Closures Through October 21, 2021

    U.S. Extends North American Land Border Closures Through October 21, 2021

    Due to COVID-19, the U.S. government will extend existing U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada land border closures through Oct. 21, 2021.

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  • In-Person Interview Waivers Expanded for F, J and M Visa Applicants

    In-Person Interview Waivers Expanded for F, J and M Visa Applicants

    The State Department has expanded an existing policy to waive in-person interviews for visa applicants due to COVID-19. The policy now extends to F, M and academic J applicants.

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  • USCIS Updates Policies for Visitors to Field Offices

    USCIS Updates Policies for Visitors to Field Offices

    USCIS has provided updates for visitors to its field offices due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • CDC to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines for Immigrant Visa and Green Card Applicants

    CDC to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines for Immigrant Visa and Green Card Applicants

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will soon require full COVID-19 vaccination for immigrant visa and green card applicants.

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  • USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for FY 2021

    USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for FY 2021

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the limit for cap-subject H-2B petitions for returning workers in FY 2021.

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  • Department of Homeland Security Seeks Public Comments for Public Charge Rulemaking

    Department of Homeland Security Seeks Public Comments for Public Charge Rulemaking

    DHS is seeking public comments on the controversial public charge rule.

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  • U.S. Extends North American Land Border Closures Through October 21, 2021

    U.S. Extends North American Land Border Closures Through October 21, 2021

    The U.S. government will extend existing U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada land border closures through Sept. 21, 2021.

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  • USCIS Announces Settlement Agreement in “No Blank Space Rejection Policy” Case

    USCIS Announces Settlement Agreement in “No Blank Space Rejection Policy” Case

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached a settlement agreement in its "Blank Space Rejection Policy" case.

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  • CDC Adds More Countries to “Level 4” Risk Category for COVID-19

    CDC Adds More Countries to “Level 4” Risk Category for COVID-19

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added additional countries to its list of destinations to avoid due to COVID-19.

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  • USCIS will Accept SSN Requests with Green Card Applications

    USCIS will Accept SSN Requests with Green Card Applications

    Individuals can now apply for a new SSN or a replacement card as part of their green card application.

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  • USCIS Updates Form I-485 for Applicants to Request a New Social Security Card

    USCIS Updates Form I-485 for Applicants to Request a New Social Security Card

    USCIS and the SSA will allow eligible applicants to apply for a new Social Security number or replacement Social Security card using the new Form I-485.

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  • USCIS Permits Some TPS Applicants to File Initial Applications Online

    USCIS Permits Some TPS Applicants to File Initial Applications Online

    USCIS has announced that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applicants from five countries can submit their initial TPS applications online.

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  • USCIS Announces Closure of Biometrics Processing Unit in Alexandria, VA

    USCIS Announces Closure of Biometrics Processing Unit in Alexandria, VA

    USCIS has closed its Biometrics Processing Unit (BPU) in Alexandria, VA.

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  • U.S. Extends North American Land Border Closures Through August 21, 2021

    U.S. Extends North American Land Border Closures Through August 21, 2021

    Due to COVID-19, the U.S. government will extend existing U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada land border closures through Aug. 21, 2021.

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  • Federal District Judge in Texas Halts DACA

    Federal District Judge in Texas Halts DACA

    A federal judge in Texas blocked the DACA program from moving forward. Current recipients are not affected, but new applications will not be accepted.

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  • DHS Announces Re-Designation and Extension of TPS for Yemen

    DHS Announces Re-Designation and Extension of TPS for Yemen

    The TPS extension and re-designation period for Yemen is effective for 18 months, starting on Sept. 4, 2021, and extending through March 3, 2023.

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  • USCIS Issues Updated Guidance for Certain Form I-9 Receipts

    USCIS Issues Updated Guidance for Certain Form I-9 Receipts

    USCIS has updated Form I-9 guidance for employers whose employees provide a receipt showing they applied to replace documentation that was stolen, lost or damaged.

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  • DHS Withdraws “Duration of Status” Rule

    DHS Withdraws “Duration of Status” Rule

    DHS has withdrawn a “duration of status” proposed rule that would have set a maximum period of stay for exchange visitors, foreign students and media personnel.

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  • DHS Releases Plans to Promote Naturalization

    DHS Releases Plans to Promote Naturalization

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released plans to promote naturalization with a comprehensive interagency task force.

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  • North American Land Border Closures Extended Through July 21, 2021

    North American Land Border Closures Extended Through July 21, 2021

    Due to COVID-19, U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada land borders will remain closed through July 21, 2021.

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