Immigration Blog

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

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

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

    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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  • [Infographic] Envoy's 2020 Immigration Trends Report: 6 Key Takeaways

    [Infographic] Envoy's 2020 Immigration Trends Report: 6 Key Takeaways

    Envoy Global's latest report uncovers emerging trends in U.S. immigration, overseas assignments, Canadian immigration, government policy and legislation, and more.

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  • [UPDATED] USCIS Extends Flexibility for Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny

    [UPDATED] USCIS Extends Flexibility for Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny

    USCIS announced that it is adopting a measure to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to requests for evidence (RFEs) and notices of intent to deny (NOIDs).

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  • USCIS To Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions Due to the Coronavirus

    USCIS To Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions Due to the Coronavirus

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the temporary suspension of premium processing for all I-129 and I-140 Petitions due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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  • Coronavirus: Breaking News Updates

    Coronavirus: Breaking News Updates

    The COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation. Envoy Global is closely monitoring the situation and compiling breaking news updates below.

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  • COVID-19: Current Global (Non-U.S.) Travel Advisories

    COVID-19: Current Global (Non-U.S.) Travel Advisories

    The Global Team at Envoy is actively monitoring other country's admission criteria amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • COVID-19: Impact on US Immigration

    COVID-19: Impact on US Immigration

    Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Envoy Global and Global Immigration Associates are closely monitoring U.S. travel advisories.

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