From The National Law Review
“The novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, is a pandemic threatening populations around the world. As the result of various government orders and in an attempt to flatten the curve of the pandemic progression, many employers have been forced to shut down or modify their businesses. For employers with foreign …Continue Reading »
“The State Department says it is temporarily suspending routine visa services at all U.S. embassies and consulates because of the coronavirus.
Announced Friday, the move comes one day after the State Department issued its highest travel warning, instructing U.S. citizens not to travel internationally and urging those who are overseas to return home or be prepared to …Continue Reading »
“One in four doctors in the U.S. is an immigrant. Thousands of them arrive every year to train in the U.S., and stay to work on temporary visas. Many of them, like Nagarajan, want to be on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak.
But they can’t easily transfer their visas to practice in another …Continue Reading »
From The New York Post
“Immigration courts in New York City and New Jersey have closed for the day after people on-site tested positive for coronavirus, the Department of Justice announced.
The Varick Street immigration court — one of three Manhattan courts that remained open as of last week — closed for at least Tuesday, according to the Facebook page …Continue Reading »
“In the age of coronavirus, policies imposed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are making it difficult for businesses, high-skilled professionals and others to file applications and meet deadlines. Attorneys say that although USCIS has made one positive accommodation their clients deserve policies that better take into account the new health and safety …Continue Reading »
“President Trump plans to seal off the U.S-Mexico border to migrants under a law intended to protect the country from communicable disease — a move that comes as the U.S. immigration system grinds to a halt in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic.
At a press conference Wednesday, Trump said the southern border would not …Continue Reading »
“Today, Akinmutimi says he’s living his American dream with his wife and three kids. But he worries about other Nigerians who are looking to do the same.
The Trump administration recently widened its travel ban, which stipulates who can enter the U.S., to include six more countries — Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. Unlike previous …Continue Reading »
“President Donald Trump will expand his contentious travel ban, placing new restrictions on six additional countries, just as he embarks on a tough reelection campaign where he will tout his hard-line stance on immigration.
Immigrant visas will be suspended for citizens of four countries — Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, Myanmar …Continue Reading »
“The tech industry across Canada is booming. And one of the biggest reasons is U.S. immigration policy. The Trump administration has made it harder for high-skilled workers to get visas. It also has blocked entrepreneurs from some majority-Muslim countries altogether under the travel ban, which it’s moving to expand to more countries.
Canada, meanwhile, has …Continue Reading »
“In particular, the administration began rolling out changes that dictated the way judges were expected to proceed with cases, thereby tightening control of the immigration courts. For example, the Justice Department said it would evaluate immigration judges on how many cases they close and how fast they hear cases.
Earlier this year, the Justice Department also issued …Continue Reading »