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July 14, 2020
Beata Leja

Alert! ICE Changes Course & Allows F-1 Students to Take Online Courses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, July 14, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) settled with Harvard University (Harvard) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to reinstate its March 2020 policy, allowing F-1 students to temporarily take all courses online during the COVID-19...

July 10, 2020
Zeena Barazanji

ICE REQUIRES F-1 STUDENTS TO ATTEND IN-PERSON COURSES BEGINNING FALL 2020, DESPITE COVID-19

On July 6, 2020, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced the exemptions it had previously provided for nonimmigrant students in response to COVID-19 would end for the upcoming fall semester. These exemptions had allowed students on F and...

June 23, 2020
Tahreem Kalam

Trump’s Newest Proclamation Bans Entry into the U.S. on H-1B, L-1, H-2B and J-1 Visas Beginning June 24

On June 22, 2000, a new Presidential Proclamation was issued making drastic changes that President Trump claims are necessary to protect U.S. workers. The Proclamation will suspend the entry into the U.S. of foreign nationals in the H-1B, L-1, H-2B,...

June 04, 2020
Anna Buskila

USCIS Visitor Policy in light of USCIS Resuming Public Services on or after June 4, 2020

As states begin to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, USCIS is preparing to reopen some domestic offices and resume public services on or after June 4, 2020. To protect their employees and the public, USCIS will reduce the number of appointments...

April 27, 2020
Stephen Tarnoff

USCIS Will Consider Approving Late Petition Filings Caused by COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is making it easier for foreign nationals to avoid immigration problems if they are unable to timely extend or change their immigration status while in the U.S....

February 28, 2020
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

USCIS Rejecting More Applications and Petitions if Any Questions on Forms Are Left Blank

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently began rejecting certain applications if form fields are left blank. These applications or petitions include: - Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal; - Form I-918, Petition for...

October 04, 2019
Beata Leja

Trump announces that U.S. has granted Poland entry into the Visa Waiver Program / Trump ogłasza, że podpisał umowę dopuszczającą Polskę do Visa Waiver Program

  On October 4, 2019, President Trump announced at a news conference that he has signed an agreement admitting Poland into the Visa Waiver Program, which will allow Polish citizens to travel to the U.S. without a visa for trips...

July 11, 2019
Beata Leja

Trump is Planning on Rolling Back Protections for Active Duty Troops and Their Immigrant Family Members – The Time to File for Parole in Place (PIP) is NOW!

According to the Military Times, the Trump administration is currently circulating memos that will end a handful of immigration policies in place to help members of the U.S. military who have family members in the U.S. without legal status. Although...

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