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Biden Revokes Trump’s Pause on Green Cards

President Biden revoked former president Trump’s immigrant visa ban, rejecting the previous administration’s proclamation that the entry of immigrants presents a risk to the U.S. economy during the pandemic. However, he did not take action to revoke the entry ban on...

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Revised Trump Executive Order of March 7, 2017

The President’s new executive order of March 7, 2017 imposes an entry ban on foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, effective 12:01am ET on March 16. Nationals of Iraq are not subject to the ban. The ban does not apply to U.S. lawful permanent residents, dual nationals holding a passport from a non-restricted country and foreign nationals who hold a valid U.S. visa. The Ban also immediately suspends the Visa Interview Waiver Program (VIWP) and effectively mandates in-person interviews for all nonimmigrant visa applicants, unless an interview is not required by statute or otherwise excepted by the Order.

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H-1B Amendment Guidance — May 22, 2015

On April 9, 2015, USCIS’ Administrative Appeal Office (AAO) issued a precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC, which held that employers must file amended H-1B petitions when a new Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrant Workers (LCA) is required due to a change in the H-1B worker’s worksite location. This memo outlines the kind of location change requiring H-1B amended filings.

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  • Biden Budget Ask Addresses Border Issues, Asylum Backlogs April 9, 2021
    President Joe Biden's 2022 budget request to Congress, unveiled Friday, includes a heavy immigration focus, with $10 billion in humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people abroad, nearly half that amount for refugee resettlement and a 21% funding increase for immigration courts.