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A Call for USCIS to Extend Deadlines Amid Pandemic COVID-19

USCIS has the power to help U.S. employers and lawfully admitted foreign nationals to extend any and all immigration-related deadlines, including expiration of status. Many doctors, nurses, and healthcare

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H2A and H2B Visas for Non-immigrant Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

A stable agricultural and non-agricultural workforce is essential for minimizing any disruption in the food supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure American farmers and ranchers have

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COVID-19 Pushes Immigration Courts into the 21st Century

On March 31, 2020, The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it had established temporary email accounts for immigration courts nationwide to facilitate electronic filing for

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USCIS Can Help Fight COVID-19

The U.S. health care system is being exhausted as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold. Our healthcare system depends on immigrant healthcare providers as much as their native-born colleagues.

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USCIS Continues to Process Application for Employment Authorization (EAD), Extension Requests (Form I-765) Amid Closures

On March 30, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that due to the temporary closure of Application Support Centers (ASC) to the public in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

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USCIS Responds to COVID-19 with Special Consideration for RFEs and NOIDS Signalling for Measures to Protect Immigrant Workforce

On March 26, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services responded to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by announcing that it is taking measures to provide some relief for applicants and petitioners responding

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I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Changes During COVID-19

USCIS has temporarily adjusted rules for the filing of I-9 forms during the national health emergency caused by COVID-19. Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of all

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What H-1B Employers and Employees Must Know About Remote Work Due to Coronavirus/COVID-19

Many employers have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by adopting on-the-fly remote work policies, canceling conferences, limiting travel, and recommending 14-day quarantines for people with suspected

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Immigration Solutions for Medical, Agriculture and Foreign Investment during COVID-19

Easing certain immigration restrictions can help solve medical, agricultural and economic problems as #COVID19 takes hold of the U.S. Healthcare workers tare becoming overtaxed as hospitals are

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H-1B Holder Affected by COVID-19: Your Questions Answered

Many employers have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by adopting on-the-fly remote work policies, and, in extreme cases, laying off and terminating employees, leaving their H-1b employees in limbo.

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