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ICE Issues Follow-Up Guidance for Student's Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

Today, ICE SEVP issued follow-up guidance stating that active F and M students, as well as schools, should abide by SEVP guidance originally issued in March 2020, which enables schools and students to engage in distance learning over regulatory limits due to COVID-19. Here is all you need to know about your student visa: Can F or M students outside the United States obtain a visa to study in the United States if their program of study will be fully online for the fall 2020 session? The U.S. Department of State should not issue a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” for a new or Initial status outside of the United States plans to take classes at an SEVP-ce

ICE Issues Follow-Up Guidance for Student's Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

Today, ICE SEVP issued follow-up guidance stating that active F and M students, as well as schools, should abide by SEVP guidance originally issued in March 2020, which enables schools and students to engage in distance learning over regulatory limits due to COVID-19. Here is all you need to know about your student visa: Can F or M students outside the United States obtain a visa to study in the United States if their program of study will be fully online for the fall 2020 session? The U.S. Department of State should not issue a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” for a new or Initial status outside of the United States plans to take classes at an SEVP-ce

Why Is Your Case Taking So Long? USCIS delays in Work Permit and Green Card Production

Nationwide, you and millions of families, businesses, and people applying for Green Cards are waiting longer for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to process and approve your applications and petitions. Five years ago, an average case was taking a couple of months to process. Now, the process may take longer due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a financial crisis caused by the decrease in application volume of more than 60 percent from the time that USCIS was forced to close its field offices. On May 15, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suddenly announced that without a $1.2 billion bailout from Congress, it would soon need to furlough over 13,000 of it

Why Is Your Case Taking So Long? USCIS delays in Work Permit and Green Card Production

Nationwide, you and millions of families, businesses, and people applying for Green Cards are waiting longer for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to process and approve your applications and petitions. Five years ago, an average case was taking a couple of months to process. Now, the process may take longer due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a financial crisis caused by the decrease in application volume of more than 60 percent from the time that USCIS was forced to close its field offices. On May 15, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suddenly announced that without a $1.2 billion bailout from Congress, it would soon need to furlough over 13,000 of it

Presidential Proclamation Suspending the Entry of Nonimmigrants into the US & What You Should Know

On Monday, June 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak. Later, this Proclamation was extended (Presidential Proclamation 10014). The suspension of entry for certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visas will remain in effect until at least December 31, 2020. Here you can find all you should know about the ban. The nonimmigrant ban applies to individuals applying for an: H-1B visa and a dependent H-4 visa; H-2B visa and a dependent H-4 visa; J-1 visa, to the extent the foreign national is participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, cam

Presidential Proclamation Suspending the Entry of Nonimmigrants into the United States & What Y

On Monday, June 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak. Later, this Proclamation was extended (Presidential Proclamation 10014). The suspension of entry for certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visas will remain in effect until at least December 31, 2020. Here you can find all you should know about the ban. The nonimmigrant ban applies to individuals applying for an: H-1B visa and a dependent H-4 visa; H-2B visa and a dependent H-4 visa; J-1 visa, to the extent the foreign national is participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, cam

The US Abruptly Drops New Visa Rules for International Students

The Federal District Court Judge Allison Dale Burroughs in Massachusetts announced today that the government and the plaintiffs had resolved a lawsuit brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After facing blowback and lawsuits, the U.S Administration revoked the plan announced last week by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), where the international students would not be allowed to stay in the country if they only attend online classes this fall. The exemption for online courses was made as a temporary exemption through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) due to COVID-19. University leaders and immigrant advocates called the new

The US Abruptly Drops New Visa Rules for International Students

The Federal District Court Judge Allison Dale Burroughs in Massachusetts announced today that the government and the plaintiffs had resolved a lawsuit brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After facing blowback and lawsuits, the U.S Administration revoked the plan announced last week by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), where the international students would not be allowed to stay in the country if they only attend online classes this fall. The exemption for online courses was made as a temporary exemption through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) due to COVID-19. University leaders and immigrant advocates called the new

One Can Dream: What a President Joe Biden's Immigration Plan Would Look Like

The presumed democratic candidate for president Joe Biden released his Immigration plan for "Securing our Values as a Nation of Immigrants". In order to better understand how his approach would be vastly different than the current administration's priorities, the following are Joe Biden's positions in the event he was elected President in November. Joe Biden believes the immigrants bring tremendous economic, cultural, and social value to the communities. Even in cities walloped by the loss of manufacturing jobs, immigrants are vital for entrepreneurship and population growth. For that reason, his plans include modernizing America’s Immigration System by delivering a legislative immigration r

One Can Dream: What a President Joe Biden's Immigration Plan Would Look Like

The presumed democratic candidate for president Joe Biden released his Immigration plan for "Securing our Values as a Nation of Immigrants". In order to better understand how his approach would be vastly different than the current administration's priorities, the following are Joe Biden's positions in the event he was elected President in November. Joe Biden believes the immigrants bring tremendous economic, cultural, and social value to the communities. Even in cities walloped by the loss of manufacturing jobs, immigrants are vital for entrepreneurship and population growth. For that reason, his plans include modernizing America’s Immigration System by delivering a legislative immigration

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