Immigration Blog

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

  • DHS Extends Flexibility of Remote Options for I-9 Verification Requirements

    DHS Extends Flexibility of Remote Options for I-9 Verification Requirements

    Initially granted in March, DHS has provided guidelines for I-9 verification that relax in-person requirements and allow for remote verification. The latest extension was announced on Sept. 15, 2020.

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  • DHS Sends New H-1B Visa Regulation For Final Review

    DHS Sends New H-1B Visa Regulation For Final Review

    The Department of Homeland Security has sent a new regulation that would amend eligibility requirements for the H-1B specialty occupation visa for final review by the White House.

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  • USCIS Cancels Plans to Furlough Two-Thirds of Workforce

    USCIS Cancels Plans to Furlough Two-Thirds of Workforce

    U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on August 25 that it will abandon plans to furlough roughly two-thirds of its workforce due to a budget shortfall.

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  • Trump Issues Executive Order on Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices

    Trump Issues Executive Order on Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices

    President Trump has issued an executive order requiring a review of federal contracting and hiring practices, citing the need to protect the interests of American workers.

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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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  • [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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  • 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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  • 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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  • USCIS Confirms Certain Approval Notices Will Be Temporarily Sufficient for I-9 Verification Due to EAD Production Delays

    USCIS Confirms Certain Approval Notices Will Be Temporarily Sufficient for I-9 Verification Due to EAD Production Delays

    On August 19, 2020, USCIS announced that employers may use certain I-797 Approval Notices in lieu of original EAD cards as an acceptable form of employment authorization for I-9 verification purposes.

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  • The O Visa for Extraordinary Ability or Achievement

    The O Visa for Extraordinary Ability or Achievement

    Intended for those at the very top of their fields, the O-1 visa is a special category that permits foreign nationals with extraordinary skills or achievements to work in the U.S.

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  • USCIS Experiencing Delays Issuing Receipt and Approval Notices

    USCIS Experiencing Delays Issuing Receipt and Approval Notices

    Employers, sponsors and beneficiaries across the U.S. have experienced significant delays in receiving Receipt and Approval Notices from USCIS over the last several months.

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