Category: General Immigration

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Form I-9 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert: USCIS Announces Temporary Modifications to Employment Eligibility Verification Process and E-Verify Program

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) National Emergency Declaration, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced temporary modifications to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification process and enforcement actions. Changes range from remote verification to E-Verify’s indefinite response extensions. COVID-19 Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Social Distancing Thousands of employers across Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey have temporarily shifted from physical worksite operations to READ MORE READ MORE

  5. The Immigration of Coronavirus

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created an immigration nightmare with changes announced with each passing minute and a level of uncertainty that has only compounded the uncertainty in an already confused and complicated immigration system. Borders across the world have closed to non-citizens. International students at colleges and universities, visitors staying at America’s hotels and resorts, and foreign employees on non-immigrant work visas sponsored by now-closed American READ MORE READ MORE