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USCIS Response to COVID-19

Effective May 17, 2021, USCIS will temporarily suspend the biometrics submission requirement for certain applicants filing Form I-539 to request an extension of stay in or change of status to H-4, L-2, and E nonimmigrant status. The suspension will apply through May...

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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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  • Dems Weigh Options After Immigration Plan Hits Roadblock September 20, 2021
    Democratic lawmakers seeking to create a pathway to legal status for millions of undocumented immigrants are working on legislative alternatives, after the U.S. Senate parliamentarian said that an initial proposal shouldn't be included in a multitrillion-dollar budget package.