Department of State Addresses Exemptions for Entry Ban
On July 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued two statements addressing exemptions to the Trump Administration's recent proclamations that restrict immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the U.S.
European Schengen Area, U.K., and Ireland Entry Bans
The Trump Administration placed an entry ban on travelers from...
USCIS Adjusting Fees Effective October 2, 2020
On July 31, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule that adjusts fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests. The final rule is effective October 2, 2020. Any application, petition, or request postmarked on or after this date is required to include payment that matches the adjusted ...
USCIS Responds to Federal Court Injunction on Public Charge Rule
On July 29, 2020, U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York Judge George B. Daniels issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the “public charge rule” enforced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USC...