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May 13, 2021
Marjorie M. Filice

DHS Announces Continuation of International Entrepreneur Parole Program

In 2017, the Department of Homeland Security introduced the International Entrepreneur (IE) parole program, which was intended to allow foreign entrepreneurs to create and develop start-ups in the United States. This beneficial program was put into place to strengthen to...

May 10, 2021
Pawel Boruch

U.S. Embassy in Moscow limits services after Russia hiring ban

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia announced that effective May 12, 2021 the Embassy will significantly reduce its consular services to include only emergency U.S. citizen services and very limited number of age-out and life or death emergency immigrant visas....

April 19, 2021
Marjorie M. Filice

Recent DOS Updates

Earlier this week, the Department of State posted a series of updates on their Facebook page, answering frequently asked questions. The department is experiencing a backlog in interviews due in part to COVID restrictions on consular operations and travel. The...

March 02, 2021
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announces temporary guidelines for its enforcement and removal operations

On February 18, 2021 ICE implemented interim operating guidance that will temporarily govern its civil immigration enforcement and removal operations. Until Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas issues new enforcement guidelines, the interim guidelines will focus the agency’s civil immigration...

February 23, 2021
Pawel Boruch

Biden’s Immigration Reform Bill Offers Many Promising Changes to the Undocumented and Those Immigrants Applying Based on Family, Employment or Humanitarian Grounds

At the end of last week, an immigration reform bill - “The U.S. Citizenship Act” of 2021 - was introduced in both chambers of Congress. The bill’s purpose is to “provide an earned path to citizenship, to address the root...

January 27, 2021
Anna Buskila

Key Immigration Policy Changes and Proposed Immigration Reform Bill by President Biden

On his first day in office, President Biden and his administration took several immigration-related executive actions, from reversing some of the most devastating policies of the last four years to presenting immigration reform legislation to Congress. Below is a summary...

January 18, 2021
Zeena Barazanji

CDC Requires COVID-19 Test for All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Starting January 26, 2021, all air passengers traveling to the United States will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the expanded...

January 08, 2021
Tahreem Kalam

Trumps Travel Bans Suspending Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants extended until March 31, 2021

On December 31, 2020, the Trump administration issued a presidential proclamation extending the ban of entry to the U.S. for certain nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. The travel bans, originally scheduled to expire on Dec 31, 2020, have been extended until March 31,...

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