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  1. DHS Temporarily Amends Certain H-2A Visa Requirements During COVID-19 National Emergency

    On April 15, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with the support of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced a temporary final rule changing certain H-2A visa requirements. This rule will enable U.S. agriculture employers to continue employing lawful-related employment. This move is intended to protect the nation’s food supply chain and lessen the impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The press READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Available for Undocumented Immigrants in New Jersey

    Officials in New Jersey, like the rest of the country, are urging people with symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested. 500,000 unauthorized immigrants in New Jersey are at a crossroads, as many do not have health insurance. However, many immigrant advocates say there are options for undocumented immigrants who need COVID-19 testing. Who Administers COVID-19 Testing? The Federal Emergency Management Agency conducts COVID-19 testing for state residents READ MORE READ MORE

  3. USCIS Reaches Annual H-1B Petition Cap for Year

    The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received enough registrations for the H-1B, Nonimmigrant Specialty Employee visa program petition to meet the annual statutory cap for the Fiscal Year 2021 on the number of H-1B visas permitted to be issued to foreign nationals. Since the USCIS received more than the 65,000 H-1B visas allotted to those with a Bachelor’s Degree and the READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Feds Extend Pennsylvania and New Jersey Real ID Deadlines to Prevent COVID-19 Spread at DMV Offices

    Faced with the quick community spread of COVID-19, federal officials have extended state REAL ID compliance deadlines for one year to prevent overcrowding in state motor vehicle offices across the United States who are already struggling to meet the quickly approaching October 1, 2020, deadline. How Does COVID-19 Affect the REAL ID? In a statement released yesterday, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf announced that the current October READ MORE READ MORE

  5. 50,000 Americans Abroad Seeking State Department Help to Urgently Return to the United States Due to COVID-19 Pandemic; Number of Those Diagnosed With COVID-19 Is Unknown

    The State Department estimates that as many as 50,000 United States citizens are stuck in foreign countries, who have requested evacuation and reparation assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the overall number was released, specific demographic and location information remained confidential, including the number of Americans abroad who already may be infected with COVID-19 and the severity of their medical condition. United States Coronavirus READ MORE READ MORE