Immigration Blog

Our immigration blog brings you the latest trends, policy, and news in immigration.

  • USCIS Adjusts Fees to Help Meet Operational Needs

    USCIS Adjusts Fees to Help Meet Operational Needs

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule that will adjust the fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests.

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  • New U.K. Immigration System Update

    New U.K. Immigration System Update

    U.K. Visas and Immigration (UKVI) released further details of the new immigration system that will open January 1, 2021 when free movement ends with the European Union.

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  • ICE Issues Further Clarification for New or Initially Enrolled Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester

    ICE Issues Further Clarification for New or Initially Enrolled Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester

    ICE says that in accordance with its March 2020 guidance, “new” or “initially” enrolling students will not be allowed to study in the U.S. if their full course of study is 100% online.

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  • State Department Releases Exemptions From Recent Presidential Proclamation

    State Department Releases Exemptions From Recent Presidential Proclamation

    The U.S. State Department has released a list of exemptions following President Trump’s presidential proclamation that he signed on June 22.

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  • President Issues Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization

    President Issues Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization

    President Trump issued an executive order erasing many of the distinctions that Hong Kong nationals receive as compared to Chinese nationals.

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  • USCIS Faces Delays Printing Documents

    USCIS Faces Delays Printing Documents

    USCIS is facing delays printing employment authorization documents for immigrants and nonimmigrants.

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  • UPDATED: SEVP Modifies Temporary Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester

    UPDATED: SEVP Modifies Temporary Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester

    The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and DHS announced plans to amend their temporary exemptions in place during the COVID-19 pandemic for nonimmigrant students taking online classes.

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  • U.S. Immigration Policy Update With Global Immigration Associates

    U.S. Immigration Policy Update With Global Immigration Associates

    The first half of 2020 saw many immigration policy updates and news that impact employment-based immigration. Global Immigration Associates helped recap the most important updates for employers.

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  • EU Opens Border to Travelers from 15 Countries, Not Including U.S.

    EU Opens Border to Travelers from 15 Countries, Not Including U.S.

    The European Union will start opening its borders to non-EU countries starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020. However, travelers from certain countries will not be allowed inside the bloc.

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  • Understanding Covid-19's Impact on Immigration and Mobility Programs

    Understanding Covid-19's Impact on Immigration and Mobility Programs

    Envoy recently fielded a public survey to better understand how COVID-19 is impacting immigration and mobility programs at organizations across the U.S.

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  • The ROI of Immigration Technology

    The ROI of Immigration Technology

    The right immigration technology can not only save companies time and resources, but also help them establish a program that is a strategic driver for talent growth.

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  • New Presidential Proclamation Suspends Certain Visas for Individuals Currently Outside the U.S.

    New Presidential Proclamation Suspends Certain Visas for Individuals Currently Outside the U.S.

    President Trump has signed a presidential proclamation suspending certain visas for individuals who are currently outside the U.S. This is an expansion of the visa suspension announced in April, 2020.

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  • USCIS Publishes Final Memo Regarding Employer-Employee Relationship Scrutiny and Related USCIS Practices

    USCIS Publishes Final Memo Regarding Employer-Employee Relationship Scrutiny and Related USCIS Practices

    On Friday, June 19, USCIS published a memorandum implementing a previously announced settlement with business group ITService Alliance to overturn policies on H-1B visas.

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  • UPDATE: U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Trump Administration from Terminating DACA

    UPDATE: U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Trump Administration from Terminating DACA

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, June 18, that the Trump administration cannot immediately terminate the Deferred Action For Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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  • COVID-19's Impact on Envoy Global Customers and Their Mobility Programs

    COVID-19's Impact on Envoy Global Customers and Their Mobility Programs

    Envoy surveyed its customers to better understand the impact COVID-19 is having on their immigration and mobility programs.

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  • Trump Signs Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants into the U.S. for 60 Days

    Trump Signs Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants into the U.S. for 60 Days

    President Donald Trump has signed a Presidential Proclamation temporarily suspending immigrant visa processing for certain applicants outside of the U.S.

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  • Trump Signifies Intent to Temporarily Suspend Immigration Into the United States

    Trump Signifies Intent to Temporarily Suspend Immigration Into the United States

    President Donald Trump announced on Monday plans to sign an executive order that would temporarily ban immigration into the U.S. during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • Coronavirus: Implications For Employers to Consider

    Coronavirus: Implications For Employers to Consider

    The global spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is impacting the global economy, international travel and immigration.

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  • The Ins and Outs of the L-1 Visa

    The Ins and Outs of the L-1 Visa

    The L-1 visa can be leveraged by employers to transfer foreign national employees to the U.S. Take a closer look at the L visa category, including eligibility criteria and application processes.

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  • Understanding The Importance of Immigration in the U.S. Healthcare System

    Understanding The Importance of Immigration in the U.S. Healthcare System

    To honor their contributions, Envoy took a closer look at the role immigrants play in America’s healthcare system.

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