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September 20, 2021
Tahreem Kalam

TRAVEL UPDATE: Covid Travel Restrictions for Foreign Nationals Entering the U.S. to Ease Starting November

On Monday, September 20, 2021, The Biden Administration announced that the U.S. will lift Covid-19 travel restrictions to allow fully vaccinated passengers to travel into the country starting in early November. An exact date has not yet been provided and...

August 09, 2021
Ana Valenzuela

What is “Immigrant Intent”?

If you have ever applied for a nonimmigrant visa, such as a tourist visa, you may have been asked very specific questions about your intended stay by a consular officer or Customs and Border Patrol agent.  For example, questions regarding...

June 22, 2021
Chandni Shah

Updates to the National Interest Exception

In an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the four Presidential Proclamations, Presidential Proclamation 9984 (China); Presidential Proclamation 9992 (Iran);  Presidential Proclamation 10143 (Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa); and Presidential Proclamation 10199...

Covid-19 and Green Card Holders Stuck Overseas Unable to Return to the U.S.

One of the many issues that have emerged during the Covid-19 crisis is the impact on green card holders who have been or will be outside the U.S. for more than six months and are unable to return. U.S. international...

March 12, 2020
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As you know COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus, is spreading across the United States.  Our primary concern is your health and well-being.  While the U.S. government and its agencies have not yet announced any changes to immigration-related policies, deadlines or appointments...

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...

February 17, 2020
Chandni Shah

A New Travel Ban

In a conspicuous effort to restrict immigration to the United States under the veil of national security concerns, the Trump Administration has added six additional countries to the Travel Ban. These countries include Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar (Burma), Sudan, Tanzania, and...

February 12, 2020
Aaron Lawee

Should I Get an ITIN & File Taxes? What Is My Duty to File Taxes as A Noncitizen?

Who Needs to File Taxes in the United States? If you earn income in the United States, there is a good chance you need to file tax returns. While certain people may not need to file tax returns, the vast...


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