H1B1 Visas not Subject to Presidential Proclamation

Posted by Alexander Carl | Jul 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

AILA has learned through a communication shared from the U.S. consular post in Singapore that H-1B1 visas are not impacted by Presidential Proclamation 10052, issued on June 22, 2020, and amended on June 29, 2020. AILA reminds members that routine visa services remain suspended worldwide, withou...

F1 visas and Remote Learning Update

Posted by Alexander Carl | Jul 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Q2: Can an international student take a full online course load from the United States? No. With regard to Fall 2020, the press release by SEVP states “Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the Uni...

Public Charge Rule - Updated

Posted by Alexander Carl | Jul 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

PUBLIC CHARGE RULE In General The U.S. requires that foreign nationals be self-sufficient. Individuals who are unable to care for themselves and are likely to become a public charge are inadmissible to the U.S. What is a public charge? A public charge is someone who receives one or m...

Updates on Presidential Proclamation

Posted by Alexander Carl | Jun 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Visa Exempt Canadians Are Not Subject to the Proclamation AILA CBP-OFO Liaison Committee has received confirmation from CBP HQ that Canadians entering as H, L or J nonimmigrants are exempt from the Presidential Proclamation issued on June 22, 2020, and effective on June 24, 2020. Guidance has be...

Summary of Presidential Proclamation 10014

Posted by Alexander Carl | Jun 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Presidential Proclamation 10014 became effective on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET) and suspends the entry of certain individuals seeking admission to the United States as an immigrant. On June 22, 2020 President Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of certain employment-ba...

Presidential Proclamation - June 22, 2020

Posted by Alexander Carl | Jun 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Presidential Proclamation- June 22, 2020 Citing the effect of the novel Coronavirus on the economy, President Trump issued a proclamation continuing Proclamation 10014, which suspended entry for certain immigrants, and suspending the admission of certain workers within nonimmigrant visa categor...

Asylum and Employment Authorization

Posted by Alexander Carl | Jun 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

USCIS final rule eliminating the regulation articulating a 30-day processing timeframe for USCIS to adjudicate initial Applications for Employment Authorization for asylum applicants. The rule also removes the requirement that pending asylum applicants file for Employment Authorization Document (...

U.S. Supreme Court DACA Decision

Posted by Ally Bolour | Jun 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

U.S. Supreme Court DACA Decision In September 2017, U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, concluded that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was illegal. In a letter, he advised the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DAC...

DACA and Supreme Court

Posted by Alexander Carl | Jun 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is DACA? DACA was announced by former President Barack Obama on June 15, 2012 and implemented by then Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. The policy has enabled people who came to the United States before the age of 16 to apply for “deferred action,” a form of prosecutorial dis...

Black Lives Matter

Posted by Alexander Carl | Jun 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

#BLM By:  Maria Jaramillo Law Clerk Bolour/Carl Immigration Group, APC I was sixteen when Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice were killed by police. Eighteen when I first saw the video where Eric Garner was choked by police. Nineteen and twenty, when I heard about Sandra Bland and Philando Castile'...

Suspension of Entry to U.S. - Brazil

Posted by Alexander Carl | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Trump issued a proclamation on May 24, 2020, suspending the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all foreign nationals who were physically present within the Federative Republic of Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into ...

Extension of Border Restrictions

Posted by Alexander Carl | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

DHS announced that “Non-essential travel will not be permitted until this administration is convinced that doing so is safe and secure.” Advance copies of the notifications of temporary travel restrictions applicable to land ports of entry and ferries service note that restrictions along the U.S....

Public Charge Rule and Covid-19

Posted by Alexander Carl | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

1. Will getting tested, treatment or preventative care for COVID-19 impact my client's immigration application under the public charge rule? On March 13, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the agency will not consider “testing, treatment, nor preventative care (...

Temporary Policy Changes for Certain Medical Graduates

Posted by Alexander Carl | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

USCIS issued a policy memo to introduce temporary policy changes regarding the full-time work requirement for H-1B foreign medical graduates who have received a waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement under section 212(e) of the INA through the practice of medicine with or based on t...

Period of Stay for Media Representatives from China

Posted by Alexander Carl | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

CBP final rule amending the regulations to provide that foreign media representatives from the People's Republic of China, with the exception of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) or Macau SAR passport holders, may no longer be admitted for an indefinite period, but instead may be admi...

Notice to Appear

Posted by Alexander Carl | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a decision dated May 30, 2019, an immigration judge terminated removal proceedings on the basis that the Notice to Appear (Form I-862) served on the respondent was defective. DHS appealed from that decision, and the BIA requested and received supplemental briefs from the DHS and amici curiae. ...

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